|MATCHISSIMA and MARAKESH EXPRESS- ILC 25
RACE RESULTS : winner of the world championship ILC 25 – 1997 in Marciana Marina skipper Vasco Vascotto .
In 1998 was second in the world champion ILC 25 in Malta a La Valletta skipper Paolo Cian and Tactician Vasco Vascotto .
Winner was the sistership Marakesh same design from Ceccarelli
Press Realease after winning the world Championshiop in Malta
ILC 25 World Championship – Malta
Ceccarelli Yacht Design
Marrakesh Express owner Riccardo Gratton and helmsman Lorenzo Bressani was winner and “TNT Traco Go Fast “owner Beppe Leonetti and helmsman Paolo Cian second at the ILC 25 World Championship .
The ILC 25 world was disputed in the same days of the Middle Sea race organized by Royal Malta Yacht Club .
The two boats 1° and 2° are designed by Giovanni Ceccarelli and built by Match shipyard at Fiumicino, Rome.
The races was essentially a match race between Marrakech Express and Tnt , was a fantastic spectacle to see for the people for the level of these two boas conduct by very important crew.
The situation in the up and down races was of parity between the two boats with two first eachboat , but the winning of the of and medium offshore races to Marrakech Express was the difference to win the championship .
Marakesh express was the last my boat built for this class in 1998 , TNT Traco is the ex Matchissima winner of the first ILC 25 World Championship held in Isola d’Elba last year actually chartered by ILC 25 secretary Mr. Leonetti from Naples; the owner of the Ilc 25 Marrakech Express is Mr. Riccardo Gratton from Trieste . The two boats are very fast also in IMS fleet races , they had twice good results this year in IMS fleet with IMS handicap rule
These small boats sail well in a 25-30 knots in the worlds : Marrakech Express with Lorenzo Bressani at the helm sailed at 18.2 knots speed downwind in the long offshore race in Malta . The long offshore race was done at a media of 7.1 knots .
The design of the boats is the results of a very accurate optimization of the VPP IMS rule , I designed five different boats that raced together on a virtual race. From it I didn’t take the best info about performance but I chose the all round good for different weather conditions on very different race areas around the world
They are built in epoxy resin vacuum with foam of Termanto on female mould , the construction of hull and deck is very light strong .
Keel and rudder show high aspect ratio, the rudder is built in high modulus carbon fiber, the keel is made of lead, the office worked a lot on the minimization of drag with a particular design of appendages foils.
This year Giovanni Ceccarelli also designed the winner of ILC 30 world championship held in Bajona at the end of September .
The boat called “Ornella all’attacco” was skippered by Vasco Vascotto actually tactician on “TNT Traco” at the ILC 25 world championship .
The ILC 25 1998 title was the seventh world ORC Championship won by a Ceccarelli design. Other designs by Ceccarelli also won several good results (within 3rd place) in Quarter Tonner , Half Tonner , Three Quarter Tonner with IOR. Ceccarelli Yacht design doesn’t work only in racing boat field , but they production series boat for cruising and power boats from 30 up to 50 feet.
And now after winning for two years the ILC 25 and ILC 30 I have on working table the design of the new ILC 49 class that a new fantastic challenge , this design now request of an owner .
Specifications of Marrakech Express and Tnt traco Go Fast :
designer : Giovanni Ceccarelli
builder : Yard Match
Materials of building . Epoxy vaccum sandwich.
Loa 7.75 m
Bmax 2.50 m
Draft 1.65 m
Dspl 1350 kgs.
Sail area 45 sqm.
Sailmakers : Marrakech Express Olimpic
TNT Traco Quantum
Final results of the ILC 25 –1998 Worlds