J-111 "Black Bull" crowned 2014 Italian Offshore Champion.J-111 "Black Bull" crowned 2014 Italian Offshore Champion. The Italian Offshore Championship brings together 14 major offshore races involving a total of more than 360 boats. After a big fight at the top for the overall title, the J-111 Black Bull (owner driver Piero Platone) with a full 4T FORTE™ sail inventory from OneSails finished the season in 1st place overall! The official launch of Blackbull dates back to July 2013 at the King's Cup regatta in Palma de Mallorca (Spain). In that race was also used the first ever OneSails 4T FORTE™ 195R sail set, produced in the loft of La Spezia. Since then, the same sails have been used for thousands of miles in every possible wind and sea conditions faced by Black Bull during, even in 2013, the Rolex Middle Sea Race and this year to RomaxTutti, la Lunga Bolina, the Regate dei 3 Golfi, the 151 Miglia and the Giraglia Rolex Cup. The number of sail hours accumulating by the 4T FORTE™ sails without suffering any damage is impressive: the mainsail has now more than 600 hours of navigation and the two main jibs over 300. Congratulations to Piero Platone and all the crew for the outstanding result from the OneSails staff.
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