History and myth at VELAFestival: the Moro of Venice arrives I


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il-moro-di-venezia-I-1030x686A piece of Italian sailing history lands at the TAG Heuer VELAFestival: the Moro di Venezia I has confirmed its participation as a CULT boat and you can watch it up close at the dock in Santa Margherita. The design (signed German Frers) of the Moro di Venezia I, built by the Carlini shipyard of seven-ply laminated wood on acacia laminated frames, is dated 1976 and at vintage sail races runs among the Classics. Launched in 1976 and the progenitor of the Italian Maxi Yacht IOR class, she was desired by Raul Gardini, the former king of Italian chemistry. Subsequent boats bearing this name have made Italian sailing history, racing in the America’s Cup. In 1977 he won the Channel Race in England and the following year crossed the Atlantic to compete in the SORC races and dominate the classic Miami-Nassau. He participated in the dramatic 1979 Fastnet and held the Barcolana record from 1987 to 2005. Today it is armed by Maximilian Ferruzzi.
There are nine boats bearing the name “THE MORO DI VENEZIA”: three with a white hull and green waterline band, five that competed in the 1992 America’s Cup and a 24-meter maxi built of composite materials in Australia later renamed “THE MORO IX.”

Year of construction: 1976
Shipyard: Carlini
Project: German Frers
Lung. f.t.: 20.41 m
Larg.: 5.08 m
Fishing: 3.40 m
Displacement: 37 t
Sup. vel.: 191 sqm



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