Persico69F is a mono-hull foiling sailboat designed by the Argentinian firm
Wilson-Marquinez to offer to the widest possible sailing public a small foiler, using a concept borrowed from the AC75, the new boat for the 36th America’s Cup.
The prototype has already sailed for numerous days on Lake Garda, where it has been tested by top-ranked sailors, among whom the Olympics multiple medal-winner Santiago Lange, a living legend in the sport of sailing.
Santi Lange has also taken on the initiative of starting an academy to popularize sailing on foils and train teams to participate in the new Persico69F regattas circuit.
Persico Marine is the Official Supplier of the famous foil arms for the next America’s Cup, to be held in Auckland in 2021. These parts, which are used to keep the AC75s up on their foils, have been supplied to all teams and are absolutely identical in all respects.
For the innovative Persico69F, Persico Marine has availed itself of its specific know-how acquired from the series production of VO65s, larger advanced high-performance One Design boats currently sailing.
The canoe body is made of extremely light carbon fibre and shows a form stability that allows the new craft to fill the current gap between the highest performing displacement boats and full foiling complex boats.
Persico69F is fitted with a couple of racks with seats to facilitate handling.
If there is a mixed-gender crew, it would be possible to sail with 4 people.
For a safer sailing, is fitted with a V-shaped foil, a
T-shaped rudder, a daggerboard system.
With all these features the the boat is capable of foiling in only 7 knots TWS.
|Sail Area||40 m2|
For the first time ever, a one-design class is starting with a “six-pack”
(a six-boat package that fits into a 40’ container), which will be charterable for the 2020 season both for the planned circuit and other initiatives.
Boats will be available for individual boat owners, sailing clubs and other organizing authorities.
“This achievement is a significant step for our boatyard, because Persico Marine is expanding production by building a Persico-branded product in addition to one-off high-performance boats, for which we are highly regarded worldwide.
The Persico69F project is perfectly compatible with our company’s technological and sporty DNA.”
“I’m pleased to see that this very innovative boat concept we have developed for over a year below radar is now ready to be launched on the market as a Persico-built one-design class format, with six boats ready to race in Cagliari in April”.
“Foiling is the big news in sailing, the ambition of the new generation of sailors.
And the Persico69F is the perfect synthesis of this trend; it is setting the course to the future thanks to its features: innovation, the opening up of foiling to the largest possible number of fans, and sustainability, even from an economic point of view. I’m proud to be part of this project and of making a contribution at the fine-tuning stage. What’s more, I’m excited to serve as an ambassador to promote this initiative around the world.
The main feature of the circuit is that the teams can compete by chartering the boats.
On top of simplifying and lowering the cost of racing, boat sharing reduces the environmental footprint, thanks to collective transport and the use of the same boat by several teams. .
Organization will provide its own RIBs to avoid an excessive number of boats in the water, as well as to limit the environmental impact.
|Event 1:||Cagliari - America’s Cup World Series|
|Academy:||21 - 26 April 2020|
|Amateur Series:||28 April - 3 May 2020|
|Amateur Series:||5 - 10 May 2020|
|Event 2:||Geneva – Bol d’Or|
|Academy:||2 - 7 June 2020|
|Amateur Series:||9 - 14 June 2020|
|Amateur Series:||16 - 21 June 2020|
|Event 3:||Lake Garda - Gargnano|
|Academy:||7 - 12 July 2020|
|Amateur Series:||14 - 19 July 2020|
|Amateur Series:||21 - 26 July 2020|
|Event 4:||Trieste - Barcolana|
|Academy:||29 September - 3 October 2020|
|Amateur Series:||6 - 11 October 2020|
|Amateur Series:||3 - 18 October 2020|