Sailing’s New Celeb?
Maybe only to the real gear heads, but we think the fact that race car driver (F1, Indy car, ALMS) Christian Fittipaldi (steering and checking out the GPS, above) is part owner of the first new M65 mini is a good thing for the sport. Already a multihull owner (that’s his Contour tri behind the mini), Christian has some pretty big plans and is serious about transitioning from fast cars to fast boats. He wants to start in a Mini and see how it goes – for sure he’s going to do the Bermuda 1-2, and also planning to do Ft. Lauderdale – Charleston Race in April, and Chicago-Mac Race in July – new double-handed class. We’ll follow it to see how he does and look for an innerview with Christian right here.