Vistona was previously owned by a retired Royal Navy Officer and a charter company based in Cannes, then in the early 1970s she became a training boat lead by the Duke Gian Marco Borea d’Olmo. The founder of the Centro Velico Altura and Venturieri di Chioggia sailing clubs sailed aboard Vistona from 1967 until he died in 1999 at the age of 78. From then on, his son and daughter Gian Battista and Ottavia took over the boat, and from 2001 to 2004 had her completely restored in Sardinia by shipwright Marco Bonacina.
The Bermudan ketch rig was replaced by the original auric rig. Vistona sails about 3,000 miles each year and has always taken part in the Trophée Bailli du Suffren, the offshore race from St. Tropez to Malta, with a stop in Porto Rotondo, Sardinia.
“When I was a young ambitious racer, my father GianMarco, a great sailor and the former owner of Vistona, taught me how the sails should be made for a boat that is seriously to cruise the seas. There was no need to repeat that lesson to the Zaolis. We understood each other instantly, and since then Vistona proudly boasts their sails, that show a perfect cut besides being strong and long-lasting. At present, Vistona stacks up the miles every year and under all sort of weather condition, and even holds her own with her coeval counterparts that were built specifically for racing, despite having been designed to sail the challenging seas of Scotland and Ireland. Vistona is grateful to Beppe and Rossana for their invaluable help in giving her a second youth.”Gian Battista Borea d’Olmo, Armatore di Vistona
|Designer||McPherson Campbell (UK)|
|Builder||A.M. Dickie & Sons (UK)|
|Length over spars||16.35|
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