GUESS THE MYSTERIOUS BOAT: Here’s who gave the right answer

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STEINLAGERLast week we decided to test you with a quiz-visual. We had submitted to you the detail of a famous boat asking you, if you thought you knew what boat it was, to write it to us in an email to speciali@panamaeditore.it. You almost clogged our box! Below was the detail of the boat in question, and the photo from which it was taken in its entirety.

THE MYSTERY BOAT…
boat-mysterious STEINLAGER

…IT WAS REALLY HER!
That’s right, it was the legendary Steinlager! We tell his story but first publish the names of those who got the answer right. And don’t forget that tomorrow it’s time to test yourself again with a new visual quiz!

THE BEST ANSWER
The best response, for the editors, was Luisa Monticelli‘s very succinct but passion-filled response:

“They say the songs, ‘Give me three words … sunshine, heart, love’ these the 3 words: Steinlager 2, Sir Peter Blake, 1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race, my free song … it’s you, and this my: Sail.”

KUDOS TO THESE GENTLEMEN! THEY GAVE THE RIGHT ANSWER
Roberto Rossi, Andrea Cestari, Federico Mautone, Cicred, Paolo Malossini, Massimo Capitanio, Flavio Ravasi, Renzo Varotto, Francesco Piccinelli, Salvo Paglia, Guido Crotti, Andrea Urdan, Alessandro Trivellini, Filippo Pasotti, Cesare Mannoni, Mattia Colapietro, James Whitaker, Rocco Quilici.

steinlager-2WHY STEINLAGER IS A MYTHICAL BOAT
The boat was built in 1988, commissioned by STeinlager Brewery, and built by Southern Pacific Shipyard in New Zealand. Launched in 1989, Steinlager was the first maxi built of composite material. Two people collaborated in the design gestation and fabrication: skipper Sir Peter Blake and naval architect Bruce Farr. This pure racing boat succeeded 100 percent: not only did Steinlager 2nd win the 89/90 Whitbread but, a unique fact in the history of this prestigious race, won all the legs. The boat was purchased by Giorgio Falck and sponsored by the eyewear company Safilo, later to become Barracuda for owner Serge Vassart. Later re-sailed by the Big Red Society it takes its current name of Steinlager 2nd. Steinlager 2°’s performance under sail is outstanding: as an example already at about 10 knots of true wind speed it exceeds the wind speed by 3 or 4 knots, creating its own wind. This boat was built with the extremely rigorous conditions encountered during a Whitbread in mind, so its weight is significant: 35 tons. Nevertheless, as soon as the wind reaches 28 knots, it is possible to “surf” at speeds exceeding 24 knots (taken from www.bwavela.com).

m5586_crop7_1024x576_13935108375106PALMARES
The list of achievements of this boat is unique, we mention only the most important ones:
1st place Whitbread 1989/90 and winner of all stages;
1st place Tour of Europe UAP;
World Maxi-Series Circuit 1st place;
1st place Transat des Alizées;
1st-ranked Boston-New York;
1st place Nioularge;
1st Classified Ostende-Helgoland

BOAT SHEET (sent to us by a reader).
Weapon: fractional ketch
Project: Farr Yacht Design
Overall length: 84′ (25.62m)
Maximum beam: 19.2′ (5.85m)
Draught: 13′ (3.96m)
Mast: 114′ (34.77m)
Mezzanine mast: 84’3′ (25.7m)

AND TOMORROW WE START AGAIN WITH A NEW VISUAL QUIZ! READY TO PUT YOUR EYE TO THE TEST?

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