Commentary: Key West Puts the World in World Championship

keywest_worlds_metamarine_leadAlong with teams from Australia, England, Qatar, Sweden and more, the Italian-based Metamarine team will be racing in Key West next week.

I’ll be boarding a plane a week from today and I have to admit I’m excited about the Key West World Championships for a much different reason than any of my previous trips to the southernmost point in the U.S. This year I’ll be reconnecting with some of my international friends, or amici miei if you speak Italian.

About a year ago I took a trip to Northern Italy for a Powerboat magazine article and enjoyed a few days with Marco Pennesi, the world champion owner and driver of the Metamarine Corse TNT 46 V-bottom, which Pennesi designed and built from his facility in San Benedetto del Tronto on the east coast of Italy.

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