Mascalzone Latino ready for the 2009 Farr 40 season
[Source: Mascalzone Latino] 2006, 2007, 2008: three World Championships, three victories...Since three years Mascalzone Latino has been Farr 40 World Champion in charge and is ready to defend the title in 2009.
The title, won for the first time in Newport in 2006, was won again in 2007, when Vincenzo Onorato and his crew beat Alinghi by Ernesto Bertarelli; then it was again won after a neck-and-neck final against his compatriot Joe Fly in 2008.
The season will open with the usual Acura Key West Race Week from January 19th till 23rd, followed by the Acura Miami Grand Prix on the second weekend of March, event related to the Key West appointment for the attribution of the Acura Grand Prix Awards.
Mascalzone Latino racing at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. Miami, 17 April 2008. Photo copyright Rolex / Daniel Foster
On April 24th and 25th Mascalzone Latino will be in Porto Rotondo for the lap of the Farr 40 European Circuit, then they will take part in the Rolex Capri Sailing Week, from May 21st till 23rd.
This year the World Championship will be held in the waters of Porto Cervo from June 24th till 27th; before that, always in Porto Cervo, the Pre Worlds regattas will take place.
The crew of Mascalzone Latino for the 2009 season won't change: Vincenzo Onorato will be at the helm helped by Adrian Stead as tactician, Matteo Savelli and Andrea Ballico (trimmer), Davide Scarpa (bowman), Gerry Mitchell (mainsail), Marco Cornacchia (pitman), Adriano Figone (mast), Tim Burnell (navigator) and Roberta de Paoli Ambrosi (jolly).
Vincenzo Onorato has been in the Farr 40 Class since 1999.
Mascalzone Latino racing at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. Miami, 19 April 2008. Photo copyright Rolex / Daniel Foster