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Il Duce and the Emperor's new clothes

by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS 12 Aug 00:36 PDT
Fleet displaying their colours. Airlie Beach Race Week © Andrea Francolini

The great Andrea Francolini discovered that sail makers do indeed have spinnaker cloth in colours other than white (and it doesn't weight anymore, either)! Herewith his gallery from Day Three of the 2018 Airlie Beach Race Week. Grazie Mille.

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