There was an authenticity to the charm of the landscape prints - as it turns out, Piccioli worked in collaboration with Zandra Rhodes and together they reinterpreted the artworks of early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch, whose scenes including The Garden of Earthy Delights decorated the skirts of prim silk gowns. Season after season, the body of work, attention to detail and mind-boggling craftsmanship that Chiuri and Piccioli put out here always mesmerised, but today Piccioli proved that going it solo can pack just as big of a punch.
The 1968 Games in Mexico were held before the Class acquired its Olympic status. Because there was a five-class limit set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the CPOC had recommended , Soling, Tempest (its two new boats), FD and Finn – these at the cost of Dragon and Star for the 1972 Olympics. The Permanent Committee was heavily lobbied by Dragon enthusiasts and so dumped the ; in the same process the Star owners forced abandonment of IYRU's Tempest. In April 1969, after this battle, the IOC relieved the pressure on the IYRU by allowing a sixth "event". The IYRU then added the Tempest.