Returning to the Audi MedCup's GP42 Series is Roberto Monti’s Felci-designed AIRISESSENTIAL (ITA), who has been out training with their new deck layout, boat and team graphics, and new sails from North Sails Italy. The team was out for a few days prior to competing in this weekend’s Palma Vela regatta in Palma de Mallorca.
“We changed the position of the Main trimmer to be forward of the helmsman, and made some other minor changes,” said Monti. “We have a strong team and look forward to achieving our goal of winning the MedCup.”
Monti took the helm in Stage 5 of last year’s Audi MedCup in Cartagena, as well as at the GP42 Global Cup in Lanzarote, so he says he “feels confident to helm the boat myself” for this year’s GP42 Series. He’ll be assisted tactically by Team Azzurra member Gabriele Bruni (ITA).