Cantiere del Pardo, the mother of all, has opened a new brand called Grand Soleil Custom which will be dedicated to custom sailing boats between 60 to 80 feet.
A new production of this kind brought Cantiere del Pardo to open a new shipyard in Fano city which is about an hour drive from Forlì, as space and different technologies are required.
After being damaged on the first day of the 52 SUPER SERIES Miami Royal Cup, whilst competing in only her second race in the colours of British businessman Tony Langley – thumped in a spectacular t-bone collision – Gladiator has won a race against time, and today arrived fully repaired in Scarlino Italy.
Since 2015 and the switch from single-hulled vessels to the livelier Diam 24 multi-hull boats, the Tour de la France à la Voile has not experienced such enthusiasm. To date, 31 crews have confirmed that they will be taking part, whilst others projects are in the finalisation stage.
An exciting finale to Sail Racing PalmaVela, the showcase regatta that for 14 years has lifted the curtain on the Mediterranean competition season. 17 Swan yachts have been fighting in their class for top place in a regatta that has seen more than 130 boats on the starting-line.
With nearly 40 entries (from Germany, England, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Turkey and France) and more than twice as many expected in the next two months, the Marseille 2017 IRC European Championship promises to be a great event.