ROME – A storm is decimating the sailors who left Sunday from Saint Malo for the classic of the ocean, the Route du Rhum: in five they have lost the tree, many have taken shelter, others proceed with failures. On the other hand, there are those who continue by choosing less inaccessible routes, such as the former 5-star deputy Andrea Mura, who at the time of choosing between the parliament and the sailing boat, had no hesitation.
And if it is doing even in the face of extreme weather conditions, with contrary winds blowing 80 km per hour, waves six meters high: now it is direct, contrary to the direction of the Bay of Biscay, not to lose the boat and keep energies.
At the moment about forty competitors out of 123 have retired: also Mura will probably be forced to a pit stop maybe in La Rochelle to repair some inevitable breakdown and breakdown. The Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe almost always presents adverse weather conditions in the early stages, when the skippers come out to the English Channel and then cross the Bay of Biscay, before starting to sail south to hook the trade winds that will take them to the Caribbean .
To represent Italy, in addition to Mura, there is Andrea Fantini. For Andrea Mura, on board his Open 50 Vento di Sardegna in the Rhum class is the third participation in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, after the victory of 2010 and the second place in 2014. Andrea Fantini instead is at his first participation and will sail in the Class40 fleet aboard Enel Green Power.
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Source: Blitz Quotidiano