Yachts and Yachting published an article by Rob Mundle on 18-25 August 2018 about the Rapido 60, Romanza, titled Three hulls create a milestone for Hamilton Island Race Week 2018.

Below is an excerpt of the original article.

“An impressive trimaran designed in America, built in Vietnam and owned by a New Zealander, is the 150th entry for Australia’s premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week…

“Named Romanza and owned by Auckland yachtsman Dougall Love, the 18.2 metre long Morelli & Melvin Rapido 60 design is a fast cruising trimaran that won’t be disgraced on the race course.

” ‘It’s certainly going to be an exciting week for me in every sense,’ Dougall Love said. ‘Hamilton Island Race Week has been on my radar for many years, and I can think of no better way to make a debut.’

“With Race Week complete, Dougall and his partner, Jaz Knowles, will take the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely cruise through the 74 mainly uninhabited tropical islands that make up the Whitsunday group. After that experience, Romanza will be Auckland-bound…”

  • To view the original and unedited article, click here.
  • Photo above: Antonia Wright as published in Yachts and Yachting.