Green Comm Challenge starts catamaran tests
[Source: Green Comm Challenge] Professor Mario Gerla, from UCLA, Computer Science Department (University of California Los Angeles), and Professor Giovanni Lombardi, Department of Engineering at University of Pisa, met the Green Comm Challenge Team at Circolo Vela Gargnano. The meeting took place to analyze the data collected through a number of routine tests carried out by training aboard a catamaran class C, the glorious "Signor G" which took part in the "Little America's Cup".
The "Green Comm" crew is going through a selection process headed by Angelo Glisoni, past world champion in the Tornado olympic class, coach of the Italian Team at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
From left, Mario Gerla (UCLA), Giovanni Lombardi (University of Pisa), Francesco De Leo (GreenComm Challenge CEO), Lorenzo Rizzardi (Circolo Vela Gargnano). Photo copyright Green Comm
Gerla and Lombardi, in cooperation with the Polythecnic of Turin, will collaborate with "GreenComm Challenge" Team and the Circolo Vela Gargnano for the challenge launched at the 33rd America's Cup, the race that, according to the dictates of "Deed of Gift", will be taking place aboard multi-hulls of 90x90 feet (27 meters). In this occasion the role of Challenge of Record has been attributed to the team of "BMW Oracle" in Los Angeles [sic].
The meeting was attended by the Chairman & Ceo of "Green Challenge Com" Francesco De Leo, by the representatives of the technical partners, "GreenComm", "Simtone Corporation", "Sofinnova" and "Wave Group" with Massimo Sgrelli who explained the details of the district technology Lake Garda "Green Wave". This organization embraces 25 companies (medium and small sizes), in addition to the University of Brescia, Comunità Montana Parco Alto Garda Bresciano (Community Park of Alto Garda Bresciano) and Comune di Gargnano (city of Gargnano).