Vincenzo Balestrieri

Donald Aronow | Vincenzo Balestrieri | Betty Cook

Vincenzo Balestrieri in Don Aronow's old race boat, THE CIGARETTE, here renamed BLACK TORNADO.

BLACK TORNADO passing a checkpoint boat.

Here is the Champion himself with his ever present cigarette.

Don Pruett and Vincenzo planning race strategy.

Vincenzo on the left and Jack Stuteville, the American throttleman who helped him to win his World Championship in the 36 foot Cigarette.

Standing on the deck, Vincenzo and Jack suit up for the offshore wars.

Jack and Vicenzo share the wreath of victory after another win in European waters.

The ill fated #4 just before sinking in the Cowes Torquay race. Vincenzo and Don Pruett were rescued.

The famous # 4 running strong before the sinking.

Another of famous TORNADO race boats.

 

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