The new era of the start-up Northern Light Composites began in Genoa, where the Ecoracer 30 One Design project was presented, the new monotype designed by Matteo Polli will give life to the Ecoracer Sailing Series, the world’s first Grand Prix circuit on board recyclable boats.
The launch took place on the occasion of an event promoted by Genoa Blue Districtwhere the six winning projects of the “Call for Innovation” were presented, a public call for eco-sustainable projects dedicated to the world of the sea, launched by Blue District and Genoa City Council within The Ocean Race Grand Finale.
The new monotype will be closely linked to the city of Genoa, as nlcomp® will work in synergy with Sangiorgio Marine, the shipyard led by Edoardo Bianchi that has already built Class 40 Allagrande Pirelli of Ambrogio Beccaria, which came second at the Route du Rhum 2022. The launch of the first Ecoracer 30 One Design is scheduled for June 2023, the boat will be launched at The Ocean Race Grand Finale, the crewed round-the-world finish in Genoa.
Nlcomp® also announced part of the team that will carry out the development of Ecoracer 30 One Design, with Fabio Bignolini as general manager. Sergio Caramel, a talented young helmsman in the One Design world and Public Relations Officer of nlcomp®, will take care of the optimisation of the on-board manoeuvres and the testing phases of the first hull. With him will be Francesco Rubagotti, a professional with a long CV in the world of one-design classes and beyond, who will also be the commercial point of reference for the new class, and Roberto Spata, one of the most appreciated professional sailors in the offshore sailing world, who will be in charge of optimising the boat and class regulations.
As far as the technical construction aspects are concerned, Andrea Paduano will be in charge of the composite and Paolo Dassiil in charge of structural engineering together with Roberto Baraccani who will follow the construction phases with Piernicola Paoletti and Alessandro Stagni.
In the coming weeks nlcomp® will release further technical details, numbers and new images about the Ecoracer 30 One Design, followed by updates on the construction of the boat, until its launch in June 2023.