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Table of details and specifications of ITA-056
  Designer Giulio Cesare Carcano (ITA)
  Builder Cantiere Molinari (ITA)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1968-04-19
  Original boat name Volpina V
  Original country ITA
  Original sail number 056
  Current location Gargnano, Lake of Garda (ITA)


5.5 ITA 56 "Volpina V" - on Lago di Garda in 2015 - 08.07.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
An information received with a photo, from Mauro Feltrinelli: "...2015: After some more works, Volpina V in a white new dress cruises on Lake Garda..."
5.5 I-56 "Volpina V" - more historic info - 15.07.2009 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Information received today from Andrea Brambilla:
"VOLPINA V", designed by Ing. G. Cesare Carcano in late 1967 beginning 1968 (?). "Volpina V" is the last boat of the famous series.
Technical details: Loa 9,63 ml Lwl 6,89 ml B max 1,99 ml Draft 1,34 ml
Sail 29 mq displ. 2050 kg ballast 1160 kg.
I attach sail plan and lines.
Designer: ing. G.C. Carcano Italy
Builder: Cantiere Molinari Como Italy
First owner: Sig. Zeno Peretti Colò
Current location: unknown
Original sail number and country: ITA 056
First measurement: 19 april 1968

About this boat Ing. Carcano said: The boat was born, built and tested with a little keel. As it was impossible to take all the lead ballast in one little keel, part of this was taken onto the hull's bottom. In this condition the boat's vertical stability was excessively reduced; with advantages sailing downwind, but taking a handicap upwind. It was decided to make one change and, after a tuning, the boat was fast.

I know for sure the boat raced in Garda lake in may 1968 with other Volpina-boats and Ander, a design by Buizza. The performance of "Volpina V" was not excellent; the previous Volpina's were faster."
5.5 I-56 "Volpina V" - historic info - 15.07.2009 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Information received today from Andrea Rossi:
"Volpina V is the last wooden 5.50 built in Italy, it's sail number is ITA-056, it was designed in 1968 by Giulio Cesare Carcano for Zeno Peretti Colò, built at Cantiere Molinari (Como) and refitted in 2008 at Cantiere Feltrinelli in Gargnano (Garda Lake)."

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Volpina V renaissance

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of ITA-056
Sail# Boat name Owner name
ITA-056 "Volpina V" Zeno Peretti Colò (1968-?)  

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