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In his highly advanced maxi yacht FAZISI, designed and buit for Whitbread Round the World Race 1989-90 (now Volvo Ocean Race) Vlad Murnikov realized one of his main design ideas – power is not everything and efficiency is much more important for transforming wind into speed.

Long and sleek, FAZISI became one of the lightest yachts in the entire fleet, surprising everybody with her sparkling performance, innovative design and futuristic appearance. 

It was an unforgettable event in the history of sailing when an unknown designer presented to the global sailing community one of the most advanced sailboats of the time, a boat capable of competing against the world’s elite despite the modest project budget and inexperienced Russian crew.

During the 1989-90 Whitbread Race FAZISI demonstrating the second best daily ran – 386 miles in 24 hours – a phenomenal result for that time.