Ending a series of ventures we discover our way to the Côte d’Azur in France to get together with Anonimo looks for a cruising experience. In an inn close by the harbor we get together and change into the SFS cruising outfit for the most ideal camaraderie. Following a short walk we are taking a gander at the which is one of the biggest cruising boats there. When we jump aboard and have a more intensive look, we understand this thing is made for one thing just and doing that in the quickest manner conceivable. Cruising! It would appear that nearly everything is made out of carbon.
With a little group we get a few guidelines and before we know it, we are out on open water and the motor is killed. This is the place where the difficult work starts! On deck there are three ‘grinding stations’ which are monitored by two persons. On the floor there are a few fastens that associate them to winches. Being important for the processor group I have my spot behind the processor. Right hand inside, left hand outside. We before long acknowledge how hard this is and the measure of force it takes getting the sail up. Indeed, even with the processor having two cog wheels to facilitate the responsibility it takes difficult work to get things done.
Having cruising experience from my childhood on a sporting yacht and later from the RC44 cup , this is something completely unique. Worked to race, this boat is outfitted with a mechanical fall which permits it to turn at the lower part of the structure. At the skippers control the weight can move left or option to give the boat the best situation on the water. Combined with two wing formed cutting edges which are found more forward they can choose the ideal arrangement for security and speed. Exhibiting this at the press of a catch the boats sails at a 40 degree point in a moment or two. While having a major grin all over the skipper says ‘hold on’! Fortunately I am in the ideal spot where I can incline toward the actual boat. Very little later we are back in a more comfortable position cruising on the Mediterranean Sea.
While cruising we will see the most recent watches.
Turning around after some time we get ourself ‘before the wind’ with dropping breeze speeds. So it’s time to take out the enormous sails. From underneath deck comes a monstrous bundle that is rapidly being turned out. Processors prepared? Go, go, go! Quickly the enormous sail is lifted up which measures about 440m2. As wind speeds are dropping even this doesn’t assist much with getting us back to the shore so the time has come to switch back to strength. As quick as the sail went up it descended in the path of the boat.
Sailing between two little islands we wind up with numerous different boats that are moored there. On the island there is a café that offers a water taxi through the dependable VHF radio. Simply utilize the radio to demand transport and a rib boat will get you. As the taxi boat is much smaller than our yacht the commander utilizes the mobile fall to put the boat at a point which makes it simple to bounce off. During the accompanying lunch we get an introduction of the most recent models and a review of what is soon to come.
At the day’s end we show up again in the harbor where we left before that day. We thank the skipper and his team for the extraordinary experience. Time to make a beeline for the inn to spruce up and investigate a touch of Cannes before supper. Following a brief night we head back home from another extraordinary experience for which we need to say thanks to Anonimo and all other people who made this an outing never to forget.
Technical data Anonimo Nautilo NATO
- Case measurement 44,4 mm in bi-shading: brushed steel & DLC
- Water impervious to 200 meters, 20 ATM
- Bezel with graduated ceramic supplement; (“Blue Leopard” and “Cruising” excepted with steel bezels)
- Anti-intelligent sapphire crystal
- Index and hands with Swiss Super-LumiNova®
- Unidirectional passed time pivoting bezel
- Screwed crown and back
- Second-hand stabilizer as the logo of « ANONIMO »
- MovementSellita SW 200-1 Automatic winding
- 38 hour power reserve
- Swiss MadeBracelet
- Price : 2,190 Euro / 1,990 for the “Panther” and “Cruising” restricted editions.