Código Rojo Racing
The first ever team from South America joined the GC32 Racing Tour in 2018. Código Rojo Racing is the campaign of keen Argentinean catamaran sailor, Federico Ferioli. Ferioli comes from a strong sailing background and speed is in his blood: Both he and his father Jorge have competed in motor racing, while Ferioli Senior, who is also an active member of Código Rojo Racing, was a naval officer on the Argentine sail training ship Libertad in 1966 when it won the Boston Teapot Trophy, setting the speed record for tall ships that year.
Recently Federico Ferioli has been racing catamarans and in 2016 finished fifth at the F18 World Championship in Buenos Aires. He has also competed on singlehanded A-Class and foiling Nacra 20s, with former Sunfish World Champion, Lucas González Smith, now Team Manager and trimmer/tactician of the Código Rojo Racing.
“This was a natural next step for us,” explains Ferioli. “The sensation and the feeling of the boat shouldn’t be unfamiliar. The major challenge is the different size of boat with different power and different speed. We will also have to work and coordinate as a crew.”
Ferioli acknowledges that competing on the GC32 Racing Tour it is a big challenge coming from Argentina: “It is a major project. There are a lot of things you have to take care of to put this whole thing together, especially from scratch. And everything is more difficult for us because we are so far away. But we are up to the challenge!”
Código Rojo Racing will be competing for this year’s GC32 Racing Tour Owner-Driver Championship.
For 2019, the mainly South American crew includes boat captain/bowman Jordan Rivas, along term GC32 crew Diego Stefani from Urugary and Jean-Baptiste Gellee from France plus Jason Hess, Guatemala’s top Nacra 17 sailor.
For more information visit the team website