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Junoplano is a racing yacht, designed by Alberto Calderon of Dyna Yachts, San Diego U.S.A. in 1997. Built in Carbon and Nomex from Speedwave in Germany. It was structurally designed by Giovanni Belgrano and then completed by Vismara Marine in Viareggio, Italy.
The distinct CBTF characteristics are as follows:
Junoplano is indeed a Canting Ballast Twin Foils, a vessel that has the ability to adjust at will, the righting moment and orient two foils (one fore and one aft)
● Canting Keel: The purpose of the canting keel is by swinging the keel to the windward side of the vessel, when the wind pushes the sail in the other direction,it provides stability when the vessel is being propelled forward or executing turns. This allows the boat to sail closer to level which generates maximum speed. A canting keel, therefore, performs this function by providing counter-ballast to the force of the sail being propelled by the wind when the vessel is righted. It does so by resisting movement through the water and providing a lower ballast for the hull.
● Twin Foils: two half drifts, one fore and one aft, which rotate on an axis for both easy steering and eliminating the leeway. Often used to further enhance the stability of the craft. Principally useful for steering and stability capabilities when the craft is heeling. This allows for quicker maneuverability than traditional keelboats, with about half the weight usually required for ballast, Junoplano has 3500 kg instead of the usual 6000 kg for a 60 'fixed keel yacht.
Junoplano was specifically designed for long distance races and particularly for around the world in stages in a Millennium Odyssey in 2000. But it had to be limited to the Mediterranean, due to the owners work commitments at the end of the 1990’s.
Junoplano was the first CBTF ocean going yacht designed in 1968 and was followed about 7 years later, by the famous and fast Australian and New Zealand CBTF Reichel-Pugh and more recently the winning yachts, Wild Oats and Alfa Romeo, Morning Glory and many more. All are identical to Junoplano in the design principle and some even in the appendices.
Junoplano has undergone some changes over the years. The rotating wing mast was replaced by a fixed mast in 2005; this replacement was designed by the owner for improved sailing in Mediterranean winds.
Junoplano is an "extension" of Juno, a name commonly used for all of Sandro Buzzi boats, from the years 1968-1997. Excluding during 1990-91, it was named ‘Charles Jourdan’, the sponsor's name during the Whitbread Round the World race, when she came 6th of 16 boats.
JUNO in this case it does not mean nor derived from Juno, wife of Jupiter, but from the Normandy beach with the same name. One of the seven beaches where the US invading troops landed on D-Day, which was the beginning of the Allied / American victory in Europe.
Junoplano was bought as his first boat by the American Embassy secretary in Rome, who on D-Day commanding his marines landed on Juno beach. Many died under the German defence but luckily he escaped.
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