Alinghi/Numbers fortsätter att spika före Rosebud och Moneypenny. De två senare är ju STP 65 där det nu är fyra båtar till på gång. Det kommer att bli en syn med sex sådana på Fastnet eller Sydney-Hobart.
At the end of this month, Udo Schütz (Selters, Germany) will launch his previously announced Judel/Vrolijk-designed Container, built at Germany’s Knierim Boatyard. As well, three additional owners have begun the process of designing and building STP65s. They are: Patrizio Bertelli (Arezzo, Italy), with his Judel/Vrolijk-designed Luna Rossa; Dario Ferrari (Milan, Italy), with his Reichel/Pugh-designed Cannonball; and Carlo Puri Negri, with his Umberto Felci-designed Atalanta III. Luna Rossa is being built by Richard Gillies of 3DM Composite and has a scheduled launch date of November, 2008, while Cannonball, to be built by Cookson Boats in New Zealand, follows with a launch date sometime in March. Atalanta III is scheduled for launch in the summer of 2009.