Blackfin, the brand of titanium eyewear entirely made in Italy, is one of the official sponsors for the Dart18 European Championship, the catamaran championship held from 1 to 7 August at Marina di Grosseto in Tuscany.

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Over 150 sailors from 6 different nations are expected to take part in a series of races resulting in the crowning of the number one crew of the Dart18 class of catamarans, designed and built in 1976 in England by Rodney March.

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Now in its 29th year, this event aims to establish itself as the benchmark competition for this class of boat within the world of regattas. This year’s event also turns the spotlight on Italy and its world-class contenders in the arts, sport and business.


For the occasion Blackfin will be providing all the top teams in the competition with “Blackfin for DART18 European 2015” a personalised edition of two pairs of sunglasses: BF735 Black Gravity and BF729 Shanks. These two iconic models have a sporting soul combining the height of style and performance, entirely designed and manufactured in Italy  according to the precepts of the neomadeinitaly brand.


The highly innovative design of BF735 Black Gravity features a set of taut, angular arches, a frame that suggests a certain solidity but with a sleek, lightweight feel created by the way the titanium is worked, using a special three-dimensional technique. The high quality wrap-around lenses represent added value, underlining this model’s ultra-modern credentials. BF729 Shanks delivers equally high performance, its mirrored lenses exuding absolute quality, the product of innovative research, the quintessential hallmarks of every piece of Blackfin eyewear.

Blackfin / Looking Beyond. Always.