SCOOP A new Italian team in the America’s Cup. Trombetti’s promise


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Sailor of the Year – Owner – Marco Trombetti

A new Italian team in the America’s Cup? Yes, it could be. It has all the flavor of being a big scoop what Marco Trombetti revealed in the third live episode of the Sailor of the Year Interviews. Will we see Translated in the America’s Cup in the near future? Probably yes, that’s the whole story.

Trombetti in the groove of Azzurra

That between Italy and the America’s Cup is a very long love story, which began with Azzurra ‘s adventure in 1983 and continued for more than 30 years with different “lovers.” In that year Cino Ricci (skipper) and Mauro Pelaschier (helmsman) together with all the other team members made millions of Italians discover sailing. Over the years there have been many Italian siphons launched at the Cup, from Moro di Venezia in 1992 to Luna Rossa ‘s (the longest-running Italian team in the America’s Cup so far) first time in 2000. Then in more recent years we remember the adventures led by Vincenzo Onorato with Mascalzone Latino (2003) and Lorenzo Rizzardi – Luca Devoti as skipper – with +39 Challenge (2007).

Today we bring you news that will shock all fans of the Big Pitcher. There may soon be a new Italian challenger in the America’s Cup, a team led by entrepreneur and sailor Marco Trombetti. A 48-year-old Roman (he was 7 years old in Azzurra’s time) and fresh winner of the Sailor of the Year Owner category, Trombetti completed the round-the-world Ocean Globe Race with his Swan 65 Translated9, despite a thousand difficulties and without ever giving up.

During the third episode of our“Interviews with the Sailor of the Year” where he was interviewed together with Franco Deganutti (Passion Sailor of the Year with Manuel Vlacich) and Matteo Polli (Passion Sailor of the Year), to a question of ours(minute 40:34 in the video above) about future plans, Marco Trombetti answered like this:

I will never go around the world again, however, I will make you a promise. If Translated, as planned, goes public-and that is condition number 1-if we have a consumer product-because now we only sell to large corporations-and if I know how to win it, I will make the America’s Cup in 2031.

You can find the first episode with Medea Falcioni, Young Sailor of the Year, here, and the second with Sailor of the Year Luca Rosetti and Epic Sailor of the Year Gianni Cariboni here

Trombetti is familiar with aerospace technologies

Translated to America’s Cup, then. This is the plan (and ambition) of Marco Trombetti, a 48-year-old from Rome who has been working for more than 25 years in the field of artificial intelligence applied to translation with the company he founded,
. Among his activities as an entrepreneur, Trombetti has an investment fund that in very high technologies–including space–such as orbiting satellite drones and rocket launchers, self-driving cars and drones.

Surely his knowledge and experience in these areas, where new technologies and the application of high-tech materials are the order of the day, could be the key to developing a truly competitive and innovative boat, with solutions perhaps never before seen on a race course.

Fantasizing about the future, we already like to think about who Marco Trombetti will rely on in this new adventure. Perhaps to Paul Cayard, a sailor who gave Marco a big hand with the Translated9 project and who has already experienced the America’s Cup with the Moro as a protagonist? Or perhaps he will rely on some of the many young people who accompanied him on the world tour? We sincerely hope that Trombetti succeeds and puts together a truly competitive team to make all fans, like us, dream. He certainly does not lack determination, as he demonstrated by completing Translated9’s venture around the world despite a thousand vicissitudes. And to those of us who will be cheering for Luna Rossa in Barcelona, our eyes are already shining at the idea of seeing another Italian team in the running for the America’s Cup.



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