Translated 9

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

Boats specs

Design: Swan
Sail number : ITA3141
Country of origin : Italy
LOA 19.6m
Beam 5.04m
Crew: 10

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