Tyrolit, good first one! Entry and victory in the sailing world for the Austrian giant


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First place in Open Category at the Spring Regattas in Portofino for Wally Aori, supported by Banca Passadore and Tyrolit, at his “first” in the sailing world. Leading the project are Stefano Brunello and the Moonshine team (photo by Martina Orsini).

The final ranking speaks for itself and says “4,” meaning four first places out of four races. A true domain resulting from the work of Stephen Brunello and the Team Moonshine who, still orphaned of his 60′ (fascinating design by German Frers, built in ’88 in France by Composite Works ) which is finishing its final refits ahead of the season, has nonetheless assembled a talented group of sailors to go for the win in the Portofino regattas.


A project aimed at the third sector

Among the cornerstones of the mission of Moonshine (Amateur Sports Association with Limited Liability) is the desire to establish a sports project aimed at the third sector world closely related to the themes of sustainability and inclusiveness in the widest possible forms.

These include the desire to support and encourage young people in the world of sports, and not surprisingly pivotal members of the crew were Matteo Sericano (tactician) and Luca Rosetti (Tailer) two super talents who in their journey from Mini 6.50s to Class 40s (they will do the season together on Tyrolit, a 2022 VPLP) decided to treat themselves to this beautiful “getaway” on a Wally 80.

Aori over the course of the four trials had various guests on board but the “hard core” of the crew, in addition to Brunello, Sericano and Rosetti also consisted of Filippo Pansera, Vittorio D’Albertas, Bacci Del Buono and Andrea Perone.


Looking away

The Moonshine project in Portofino was supported not only by Banca Passadore but also by industrial giant
, which has landed in the sailing world for the first time. Tyrolit is part of the Svarovsky Group and has 4,400 employees, 31 production locations (Headquarters in Schwaz, Austria) and 80,000+ products in its catalog.


What do they do and what is their interest in the sailing world? Tyrolit is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of abrasive tools and dressing tools, as well as a supplier of systems for the construction industry. It has a massive presence in the automotive, aviation, and, among others, the wind power world where the making of the giant blades for the generators has many commonalities with the construction of boats from GRP or carbon composite.

As is well recounted in the VIDEO, Tyrolit produces the Tyrolit Power range, which, because of its characteristics, is perfect for applications in the marine industry-on molds and finished products-and has already been adopted, both in the sailing and motor worlds in Italy and England.




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