Mihail Kopanov is multiple republican champion in classes Optimist, Cadet, Quarter ton, Ial-6, in some of them – 20 times. He is winner in many IRC international races in Bulgaria and abroad either as skipper or as tactician, three times Balkan champion in Class Finn, 3rd place in European Championship Class Finn Masters, 2nd place in World Championship Class Finn Masters. Three times awarded with the highest Bulgarian sailing prize Golden Globe. Participated in ARC 2015 together with Dian Zaykov and Rumen Kotov on the boat Furia and won 1st place in class F of the cruising division and 6th place in overall ranking in all divisions.
Dian Zaykov as a crew member is multiple Bulgarian champion in classes Conrad 25, IRC and Ial-6. Has crossed the Atlantic ocean three times, Participated in ARC 2015 together with Mihail Kopanov and Rumen Kotov on the boat Furia and won 1st place in class F of the cruising division and 6th place in overall ranking in all divisions. In 2016 has participated as a crew on a boat in the Antigua racing week winning 3rd place in class Racing 4. Same year has crossed the Atlantic from Martinique to Lisbon for less than 3 weeks on the boat Furia. Has sailed on various boats in the Med as skipper or delivery skipper.
Furia is a Luffe 37.09, manufactured in 2014 by Luffe Yachts ApS, a Danish shipyard in Kolding, Denmark, owned by Oluf Jørgensen, designer and constructor, who has been making fast seaworthy and very beautiful sailboats. Luffe 37.09 (stands for 37 feet, model 2009) is the smallest of the Luffe Yachts product line.
Furia is a Luffe 37, hull number 220, vacuum moulded in epoxy which improves the strength, lightens the hull and makes it water resistant. In the bottom a steel frame is moulded to the hull serving as keel base, mast step and crane lift attachment point. The keel is a mixture of fiberglass and lead. The deep rudder is made of glass fibre reinforced polyester with aluminium rudder stock and tiller steering. The cockpit, deck and helmsman seat as well as the tiller are all made of teak. The engine is Yanmar 3 cylinder, 20 hp, sail drive with 2 blade Flexofold folding propeller.
Furia is a 9/10 fractional rigged sloop with the following basic specifications: LOA: 11.16m, LWL: 9.21m, BOA: 2.75m, Displacement: 4.2t, Ballast: 1.55t, Mast and boom: Carbon fibre, Mainsail: 27 sq.m, Self tacking jib: 23 sq.m.
It is the first Luffe 37 with self tacking jib and it is definitely a big plus for shorthanded sailing without compromising the performance.
Furia sails under Bulgarian flag. Her registration number is SZ-1101 and her home port is Sozopol, located on the west Black Sea coast.