The Moor of Venice I: Super Cult in Santa Margherita the boat that made Italy fall in love

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A 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. But that’s not all: you can also engage at the starting buoy with this holy monster of Italian sailing, who will in fact participate in the VELA Cup on Saturday, May 7.

Screenshot 2016-03-29 at 5:23:59 p.m.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.

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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 Massimiliano Ferruzzi.

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There are nine boats bearing the name “THE MORO DI VENEZIA“: three with a white hull and green waterline band, five that competed in 1992 for the America’s Cup and a 24-meter maxi built of composite materials in Australia later renamed “THE MORO IX.”

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THE DATA OF THE VENICE MOOR I
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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