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Aditus announces sponsorship of racing yacht Fugazi

Aditus is the official sponsor of Phuket based, Fugazi Racing and their 37-ft all carbon racing trimaran, ‘Fugazi’.

Mar 17, 2018 | By LUXUO

Aditus, the world’s first luxury access platform for crypto-affluents, debuted as an official sponsor of racing trimaran ‘Fugazi’ at the February Bay Regatta in Phuket, Thailand. ‘Fugazi’ won line honours in all four races. This strategic partnership is the culmination of the close ties between Aditus and members of the Asian yacht racing community.

The Aditus logo, prominently featured on Fugazi

As one of the fastest trimarans in the regional circuit, the 37-ft Fugazi is a customised Phi 1100 that was originally christened ‘3itch’ in 2012. Designed by notable boatbuilders Danny Moore and Nigel Cross, the hulls were constructed in Bali, Indonesia before being shipped to Port Dickson in Malaysia where it was assembled and formally commissioned for service.

The duo drew inspiration from the Seacart 30 ‘Thor’ which held many podiums and line honours under the helm of owner Henry Kaye. As a result, it was designed for uncompromising speed in Southeast Asia’s light wind conditions. ‘Fugazi’ has a full carbon composite body that boasts a main hull and outriggers with dyneema rigging by Colligo Marine. While the mast stands at 59-ft and was fabricated from a single piece of Lorima carbon.

Subsequent upgrades include a stronger carbon daggerboard and back beam, T-shaped rudders for enhanced stability and a lighter mast to improve its performance in competitive sailing. Acquired by sailing enthusiast Dan Fidock and renamed ‘Fugazi’ last year, the Aditus logo is prominently featured on the speedy trimaran’s new mainsail, screecher, spinnaker and crew shirts.

“Despite my familiarity with monohull vessels, I’ve been looking for a fast sailing multihull that will be competitive in Southeast Asia,” explains Fidock. “In terms of why ‘Aditus’, working in the tech space, I am keenly interested in our Asian based world class blockchain projects like Kyber Network, OmiseGo, Electrify Asia and QTUM. A strategic partnership with Aditus will enable me to merge my passion for competitive sailing and ride the equally fast wave of blockchain technology with a formidable new collaborator.”

The Fugazi Racing team showing off their trophies from the Bay Regatta in Phuket, Thailand.

Aditus co-founder and CEO Julian Peh had this to say: “We are proud of how Fugazi performed recently in Phuket and we are very excited to have a common goal of showcasing a lifestyle proposition that is accessible to crypto-affluents. This will be made possible by our exciting new Aditus VIP initiative in the coming months.”

‘Fugazi’ will be participating in all major Southeast Asian regattas in 2018. Preparations are currently underway for the upcoming July Multihull Solutions Regatta and Phuket Race Week.

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