This photo comes from Niccolà Bianchi.
He sent me a press release about his team, it follows.
MELGES 24, THE NOSE SAILING TEAM SEASON IS STARTING
After the excellent results achieved during 2008, the Nose Sailing Team is ready again fo a challenging 2009.
During the past season, after not such a good beginning, the Nose Sailing Team results ha been better and better: 5th at the nationals in Cagliari, 7th at the worlds, and 1st at the last two legs of the Volv Cup circuit, in Rimini and Torbole.
For the upcoming season Carlo Fracassoli(from Brescia) will take the place of Niccolà Bianchi, 2008 helmsman. The rest of the team will be the same: Enrico Fonda calling tactics, Michele Giovannin trimming the jib, Cesare Claudani trimming the gennaker, and Stefano Nicolussi at the bow.
The Nose Sailing Team has furthermore confirmed for 2009 the partnership with the main sponsor PBR(Piattaforma Bresciana Recuperi).
The first 2009 event will the Volvo Cup leg in Alassio (3/20-22), but the team will take part the previous Winter Cup(2/20-22) for practice: a very good chance to tune up sailing against other teams.
The new website will also on line ( www.noseteam.com ): a very good way to communicate with the sailors worldwide. Using a special technology (Twitter), it will be possible to receive live news from the team.
Check our website for infos ( http://noseteam.com/live/ ).