Yacht: Chin Blu III

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Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge  2014 Vele d' Epoca Napoli 2014


Chin Blu III (blu dog / shark in patois) was built for a famous french yachtsman, Pierre Fabre, who raced her until 1972.

From 1966 till 1972 she had some great results in various regattas and circuits: in 1966 a second place at the Giraglia, a first overall in Mediterranean International Championship, a first overall in the Championnat de France Manche – Mediterranee; in 1970 a first overall at the Marlboro Cup in Antibes.

In 1989 she was restored by Nello Saltalamacchia in Imperia, re-starting a racing “career” with a first at the Trofeo Almirante Conde de Barcelona in Palma in 1991 and a first at “Vele storiche di Imperia” del 2006, with the following owner Riccardo Di Giovanni.

After a further stop from 2008 to 2012 she started again to race with the new owner Giuseppe Caruso winning in 2013 the Accademia Navale Trophy in Livorno, getting a first at the Panerai’s “Vele d’epoca” in Naples, a second at the ”Argentario Sailing Week”, a second in the overall of the Panerai Yacht Challenge Mediterranean circuit and a second in the overall of the Durand de la Penne Trophy.

In 2014 she won the Mariperman Trophy and the Durand de la Penne Trophy, she was the first in her category at Argentario Sailing Week and at the “Vele d’Epoca” in Naples.

Designer: Illingworth & Primrose
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1965
Built By: Sangermani, Italy
LOA m / ft: 12.65m / 41'5"
LOD m / ft: 12.65m / 41'5"
LWL m / ft:
Beam m / ft: 3.22m / 10'5"
Draft m / ft: 2.12m / 6'9"
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail Area: 70 sq.m Sail No. 4073
Construction: Mahogany planking on acacia frames with a teak deck.

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