Marco Nannini launches Italian yachting operations after GOR

Gulf of La Spezia, Italy, July 2013

After a 14 day delivery from the UK to Italy, my dad and I docked at "Marina del Fezzano", the location I have chosen to set up my italian yachting operations, dedicated to offshore yacht sailing and racing using the Akilaria RC1 Class40 I sailed into second place at the 2011/2012 Global Ocean Race.  

Life after the GOR: Class40s, Minis and the idea of a Italian training camp...

 

WHAT HAVE I BEEN UP TO?

It's been a while since i last posted an update. When not rounding the Horn, I found the cold winter months are best spent in front of a cosy fire with a good glass of wine and good non-freeze-dried food. Following the Global Ocean Race (GOR) 2011/2012 I have been invited to several yacht clubs in Italy to hold talks about my adventure and tribulations on board my Class40 "Financial Crisis". I held talks in Torino, Padova, Verona, Vicenza, Molfetta, Meina, Lovere as well as for the Soroptimist club in Turin and the Rotary Club in Padova. Next week a further date on the calendar, 4th of April, in Genova, Italy and then onto Bologna in May.

Ideas for a Christmas present: a Class40 for less than £100k

If you've been a good boy this year why not treat yourself to a nice Christmas present, for less than 100k you could get yourself a fabulous Akilaria RC1 Class40, proven and reliable it is in fact probably the only 40ft racing boat in the world to have rounded Cape Horn twice in its five years of successful offshore racing. Third in the inaugural round the world Portimao Global Ocean Race 2008/2009, Second overall in the 2010 Round Britain and Ireland, campaigned in the pro circuit at the Route du Rhum 2010 and sailed triumphantly into Les Sables d'Olonne into second place overall at the 2011/2012 Global Ocean Race so much so that it was named Best British Yacht Overseas of the year by the RORC.

See you in Vicenza on the 26th November, Verona 27th, Padova 28th

Three talks is Vicenza, Verona and Padova on 26-27-28 November. See you there!

26 Novembre 2012 ore 21:00 - VICENZA

Sala del Capitolo, Palazzo del Monte di Pieta'
Piazza dei signori - Vicenza
Scarica la locandina di Vicenza

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27 Novembre 2012 ore 21:00 - VERONA
Sala Convegni Unicredit - Via Garibaldi 2, Verona
Scarica la locandina di Verona

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28 Novembre 2012 ore 21:00 - PADOVA
Palazzo Del Turismo - Centro Congressi
Via Scavi 14, 35036 Montegrotto Terme (PD)

Scarica la locandina di Padova

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After the wedding bells, a new series of talks about the Global Ocean Race will begin

On October 25th Ella and I got married in the stunning setting of Belfast City Hall and Belfast Castle, the celebrations are ongoing with a big party with my Italian friends tomorrow in Turin. Immediately after, however, it'll be time again to talk about the great ocean,  preparations are underway for a new series of talks about the Global Ocean Race. 

RORC names Financial Crisis (Marco Nannini) as best British Yacht Overseas

I am delighted to let you all know that the RORC has picked me for this year's Dennis P Miller Trophy for best British Yacht Overseas in recognition of my mostly self-funded Global Ocean Race campaign. I am very grateful. My trusty "Financial Crisis" has made it in the history books and it is a shame that she is for sale.

Class40 GBR41 - Financial Crisis is for sale (price reduction)

Following my successful Global Ocean Race campaign, taking 2nd overal, my Class40 named Financial Crisis is sadly for sale.

Launched in 2007, Financial Crisis is an Akilaria RC1 designed by Mark Lombard and built by MC-Tec and a Lorima carbon mast new in in 2011.

Strong, reliable, proven, excellent inventory, ready to race. 

For Sale at £99,000 + VAT ono

For further information call +393204093306 or email marco.nannini@yahoo.co.uk

 

Closing the circle

I'm finally back in London, I guess this really closes the circle. Yesterday Ella and I arrived in Haslar Marina in Portsmouth Harbour after a rather tough delivery. I must admit I'm really glad to be back, it's been a tough long past 10 months and after the great adventure some normality seems a real luxury.

Celebrating a circumnavigation in Les Sables D'Olonne

It's hard to believe I've been in Les Sables for 5 days since finishing the final leg of the Global Ocean Race, I had promised an update soon after arriving but the days have passed very quickly with all the celebrations, time spent with my family, with my fiancee Ella and a surprise visit from a group of friends from Italy. All in all the dust has not settled yet, I think it'll take some time for life to find its new pace after the Global Ocean Race but here I am, I can really say it now, I have circumnavigated the planet!!!

Appuntamenti: Bologna 28 Maggio per il grande Oceano

Tornano gli appuntamenti con il grande oceano e il racconto della mia partecipazione alla Global OCean Race 2011/2012. Oggi Martedi' 28 Maggio serata organizzata da UniCredit Bologna, Circolo Emilia Romagna presso Villa Leona in Via Larga 25, Bologna dalle 21 alle 23. Non mancate!

Il meteo non accenna a farci sentire il profumo dell'estate ma la stagione delle regate e' iniziata. Dopodomani, Giovedi 30 saro' sulla linea di partenza della 151 miglia (www.151miglia.it) a bordo di WaWa, un Class40 identico a quello con cui ho fatto il giro del mondo, degli armatori Roberto Coggi e Giusy Monachello. A bordo con noi un equipaggio di appassionati, Marco Calvi, Roberto Felicini, Arcadio De Nuccio, Cristiano Ferrari e Stefano Chiarotti con i quali onda su onda vivremo l'emozione di quella che si preannuncia sara' una regata tosta dove non manchera' sicuramente il vento. Ci sono ben 113 barche iscritte quindi il divertimento e' assicurato.

Gli ultimi mesi sono stati ricchi di attivita' nel Golfo di La Spezia con parecchie uscite in navigazione, molte delle quali proprio su questo Class40, mi fa piacere tornare in regata. Proprio oggi e' partita la OSTAR, la regata con cui 4 anni fa esordii in oceano, seguirne la partenza oggi mi ha fatto tornare alla memoria tanti ricordi di tante regate... quante ne sono successe in 4 anni!

La sorpresa piu' grande pero' deve ancora arrivare, vi posso anticipare che mi sto attrezzando per portare la barca con cui ho fatto il giro del mondo dall'Inghilterra qui in Italia, non ho ancora delle date certe ma spero di poter fare il trasferimento a Luglio per poi dedicarmi a tempo pieno alla creazione di una scuola di vela d'altura proprio al bordo dello scafo che ha solcato i cinque oceani con base nel Golfo di La Spezia. Saranno previste molte attivita', dalle uscite di prova, ai corsi di perfezionamento, alla navigazione d'altura e non escludo anche la partecipazione a qualche regata del mediterraneo. Su questo argomento seguiranno comunque informazioni piu' dettagliate appena sara' possibile definire un calendario di attivita'.