Yacht / Country: Mascalzone Latino / Italy Sailnumber:  ITA-72 Syndicate/Team:   Mascalzone Latino CEO:              Vincenzo Onorato Yacht Club:          Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia Design:                Giovanni Ceccarelli Boat Builder:        Tencara Skipper:               Paolo Cian
© K. Urtz 2013
Mascalzone Latino. Mascalzone Latino means a Latin scoundrel or rascal, who is often portrayed as a symbol- figure. The "New Zealand Herald" differed once the AC challengers between "The super, super rich and the not so wealthy ones" The newspaper did not evaluate a middle between both. The organizer and financier Vincenzo Onorato belonged to the 2nd Group with the lowest of all  budgets. This situation repeated in 2007 and also 2012/13 where he even was "Challenger of Record” (representative of all challengers ) and had to withdraw after a short time his challenge for financial reasons. Nevertheless it should not be overlooked that he is an experienced and highly respected international yachts man. The team could only finance one yacht, came late to Auckland, had no second trainings-
boat and little time to test  ITA-72. After 16 races in less than 4 weeks, the team landed on the 9th ranking after the last race in RR2. Since only 8 teams can reach the quarter-finals Mascalzone Latino had to leave Auckland. The unpretentious and by the New Zealanders warmly received team distributed before departure 20 palettes of Italian food to charity organisations. They included lots of Parmesan, which just now could be released from the food quarantine.
ITA-72 Mascalzone Latino / Italy challenger of the Louis Vuitton Cup 2003
After 16 races in less than 4 weeks, the team landed on the 9th ranking after the last race in RR2. Since only 8 teams can reach the quarterfinals 
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