XIO Hurakan is an enigmatic, enthusiastic Italian team that nicely compliments their French counterparts on Paprec. Giuseppe Parodi and the XIO Hurakan team personify Italian flair, passion and talent. Their boat is that of the 2013 and 2014 championship winning team, Quantum Racing, which has been consistently optimised every year. Marco Serafini drives, Tomasso Chieffi is tactician; and in 2016, South African Marc Lagesse joined as navigator and Daniele Cassinari as main trimmer. They had a great regatta in Porto Cervo, but in Puerto Portals they had to miss the regatta when their boat was damaged after a collision with Gladiator in the Official Practice Race.