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Outerlimits Class 1 Catamaran: In For Arendal

The debut of the Outerlimits-built catamaran for the 2011 Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 offshore racing season will have to wait for the next event July 15-17 in Arendal, Norway. The team of Luca Fendi and Giovanni Carpitella had hoped to have the 48-footer ready for the season-opener last week in Abu Dhabi, but they ran out of time.

“The freight company couldn’t guaranty delivery of the boat by race day, so they rented a boat from the Victory team for Abu Dhabi,” said Mike Fiore, the founder and principal of Outerlimits in Bristol, R.I. “This gives them a month to test and prepare.”

Fiore said he will travel to Arendal for the race and will provide real-time updates—including photos—to speedonthewater.com.