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Swan 65

Translated 9 (ex ADC Accutrac)

Marco Trombetti / Vittorio Malingri

Brand new to sailing, Translated 9 is taking part in the OGR 2023 to prove that ‘we believe in humans’ and to celebrate great humans and great human skills.

Translated 9 was previously raced as ADC Accutrac by British skipper Clare Francis, who led it to a fifth place finish in the 1977/78 Whitbread Round the World Race.

We believe that being a newcomer can allow you to see through potential obstacles and to reshape the boundaries of what is considered possible.

Translated 9 will race with this positive energy, believing that when humans, even outsiders, are driven by great values, such as courage, optimism, diversity, hard work, resilience, and humanity, they can achieve everything.


Co-Skipper (Legs 1 + 3)

Marco Trombetti, co-skipper, is also the shipowner of Translated 9. Trombetti is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and investor. In 1999, together with his wife, Isabelle Andrieu, he co-founded Translated, a translation service that pioneered the use of artificial intelligence to help professional translators. Today, Translated is one of the most successful online translation companies in the world. Its mission is to allow people to understand and be understood in their own languages. The willingness to build bridges between cultures and spread these values around the world pushed Marco to embark on the OGR with a crew that mirrors Translated’s values: we believe in humans.

Co-Skipper (Legs 1 + 2)

Vittorio Malingri, co-skipper, is a navigator, seaman, and Italian Boat designer. Vittorio, who will also serve as tech manager on the Translated 9, is often referred to as a ‘Master of the Sea’.

The Malingris are legendary sailors in Italy’s racing history. Vittorio’s father, Franco, and uncle, Doi, took part in the first Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973. Vittorio was the first Italian to participate in the Vendée Globe, a solo circumnavigation of the globe with no docking or external assistance provided.

Vittorio’s achievements include several world records, one of which he achieved with his son, Nico.

Chief Mate (Legs 1-3) Co-Skipper (Leg 4)

Nico Malingri, the second-born child of Vittorio Malingri, was born in 1991 and grew up on family boats.

He has two international ocean records with his father, 13 ocean crossings in sailing school as an instructor, and has worked for two years with Giovanni Soldini – the Italian skipper who recently set the Tea Route record, sailing from Hong Kong to London in 36 days on the Maserati Multi70 trimaran.

Co-Skipper (Leg 3) Navigator (Legs 1, 2 + 4)

Simon Curwen is from Emsworth in the UK but also a resident of Brittany, France. Inspired by the early adventurers Sir Francis Chichester, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the pioneers of solo sailing, Simon started dinghy sailing from an early age. He moved to keel boats in the 1990s. Simon is an experienced racer, having competed on the RORC and JOG offshore circuits as well as a Mini Transat (he still holds the best Mini Transat result of any British singlehanded sailor, coming second in the 2000-2001 event). In 2022, Simon competed in the third Golden Globe Race, the single-handed around the world event.

No.Name, NationalitySexLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4
1Marco Trombetti, ITAM
2Nico Malingri, ITAM
3Simon Curwen, GBRM
4Vittorio Malingri, ITAM
5Isabelle Andrieu, FRAF
6Pietro Luciani, ITAM
7Niccolò Banfi, ITAM
8Baptiste Gillot Devillers, FRAM
9Ezgim Mıstıkoğlu, ITAF
10Deniz Derin Binaroglu, TURM
11Maretta Bigatti, ITAF
12Marco Borgia, ITAM
13Sophie Fontanesi, ITAF
14Teresa Marshall Forster, DEUF
15Paul Marshall, USAM
16Riccardo Serranò, ITAM

Translated 9

Translated 9 was previously raced as ADC Accutrac by British skipper, Clare Francis, who led it to a fifth place finish in the 1977 Whitbread Around the World Race.

LOA64.57 ft / 19.68 m
LWL47.00 ft / 14.33 m
Beam16.27 ft / 4.96 m
Draft9.60 ft / 2.93 m
Displacement32.9 to
DesignerSparkman & Stephens
Translated9 (ex ADC Acutrac)
Marco Trombetti


On board Translated 9

A small selection of footage shot on board SWAN 65 Translated 9 (Italy) during the McIntyre Ocean Globe Race 2023.