New boat for Italian America's Cup team Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia 16/11/06
The Italian America’s Cup team Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia Team has announced the construction of the second of its two new boats. The hull was built in Italy at Marine Composite in Andora (Savona), and has now been transferred to England where it will be fitted out by Green Marine of Lymington.
As required by the Protocol of the 32nd America’s Cup each team is allowed to build a maximum of two new boats, and those same hulls, to be able to race in 2007, must be built in the country of the challenge. Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia Team’s challenge is represented by the Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia of Naples, Italy.
Vincenzo Onorato, team president commented: “The new Mascalzone Latino has been assigned sail number Ita 99. This new boat represents for us the combination of the hard design effort with the technical expertise that comes from day to day operations. Mascalzone Latino Ita 99 signifies our team’s commitment and overwhelming desire to succeed in this America’s Cup.”
Mascalzone Latino Ita 99, like Ita 90, is the design of Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia Team’s design group led by Harry Dunning. The research and development group comprises designers, scientists, and engineers, and draws on the vast experience of many America’s Cup veterans.