Monini is basic supplier sponsor of MASCALZONE
LATINO team, the Italian boat that participates
in the America's Cup Challenger 2003;
Latino Challenge, Italy
Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia
Head of the syndicate is Vincenzo Onorato
has assembled a full-blooded Italian team
to challenge for the 2003 America's Cup.
The team is supported by their main sponsor,
TIM, an Italian mobile phone network.
You can find a list of all of basic suppliers
on the Mascalzone Latino WEB SITE.
Onarato is billed as
the skipper as well as syndicate head,
but it is likely that the young and talented
match racer Paolo Ciann from Naples will
steer the boat. Their new boats will be
designed by Giovanni Ceccarelli and built
at the Tencara yard in Venice, where the
Il Moros of 1992 were built.
Mascalzone Latino (Latin
Rascal) has only been established for
around 20 months. The lack of preparation
time compared to other syndicates could
be cause for concern. They have missed
at least one year.
With an extra year Onorato
feels that the Syndicate could have built
two new generation boats, as it is, due
to the lack of time the ability to test
their design and boat has been significantly