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TIENTE FORTE - IRC Division 0

Boat details
Sail numberGBR5243L
Handicap1.125
ClassIRC Division 0
Design typeRinaldi Sintesi 45
Hull colourGrey/Green Metallic
Year built2006
Entered bySimon Farren
HistoryNew to us this year, She was built in 2006 from GRP / foam sandwich aluminum mast / boom as a cruiser / Racer in Italy. Tiente Forte has the IMX style fractional rig with triple spreaders, runners and check stays, quite a low free board and small fore triangle. She has recently been refitted by the new Owner for IRC racing, whilst still being able to cruise with the wife and three cats! and features new MB designed GP Sails mainsail and Jib.
Skipper and crew
SkipperSimon Farren
Skipper's CVSimon Farren (Fraz) mainly sails and competes Nationally and internationally as a Keen non professional sailor in F18 Catamarans, though helmed a Dehler 34 with his crew in the 2018 RTI and we finished a respectable 34th from memory. Now on Teinte Forte am skipper & Tacktician and my good friend Robin Page helms.
Crew informationA mixed bag of experience mainly all from the East Coast, though we are lucky to have Dougie Wright and Richard Franks more locally from the south coast with us on board for the ride. My helmsman Robin Page has competed successfully previously on the east coast in his 45 foot racing smack.