Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) and Iate Club do Rio de Janeiro (ICRJ) take pleasure in announcing the entry of Translated9.
Translated9 has a glorious history that tells of diversity, courage, breaking rules and plotting new courses.
Translated9 is an exciting project from leading translation company, Translated, a pioneer in harnessing artificial intelligence to serve human creativity. Their boat is the epic Swan 65, built by Sparkman & Stephens in 1974 and skippered in 1977 by Clare Francis, the first woman to skipper a yacht in the Whitbread Round the World Race. Translated9 sailed from Italy to Cape Town after a huge refit ended in October 2022.
The crew, mentored by Vittorio and Nico Malingri, is brand new to ocean sailing and results from a selection process involving more than 1,000 non-professional volunteer applicants from around the world.
Translated9 has just started preparing for the Ocean Globe Race 2023, the 50th anniversary of the Whitbread Round the World Race, a retro regatta that will be sailed without any modern technology aboard. The Cape2Rio Race will be their shakedown.
“There is no better challenge for a crew with grand ambitions than testing ourselves in the legendary Cape2Rio Race,” says Marco Trombetti, shipowner. “Measuring our abilities in a great regatta like this one will help us see where in our preparation we are, what our limits are and, crucially, how to push ourselves even further”.
Skipper: Vittorio Malingri
Navigator: Nico Malingri
Sail number : ITA3141
Country of origin : Italy