The new Bella Mente, a JV designed, 72′ Mini Maxi is up and running. Check out the vid of their structure testing and sea-trials. The rig and rigging package is a truly mixed bag, drawing on the benefits and expertise of a number of top suppliers. Hall Spars, Southern Spars and Future Fibres are all playing an integral part to what is, to be sure, the boat to beat in 2012. Look out for them at the NYYC Regatta and the Newport-Bermuda race next month.