Andrea Mura, Sailor (and writer) of the Year

THE PERFECT GIFT!

Give or treat yourself to a subscription to the print + digital Journal of Sailing and for only 69 euros a year you get the magazine at home plus read it on your PC, smartphone and tablet. With a sea of advantages.

andrea muraScoop of awards for new Sailor of the Year Andrea Mura: his logbook of the Route du Rhum he won in 2010, “L’avventura, l’ignoto, la paura” (Mursia publisher, 240 pp.), earned him overall victory at the fifth edition of the Carlo Marincovich Prize, where the best Italian volumes dedicated to the sea and its characters are showcased. “Writing a book was my third Cape Horn,” said Mura.

wall-coverRACER BEFORE WRITER
His real-world victory at the 2013 OSTAR, which earned him the 2014 Sailor of the Year award, is just the latest addition to an Olympian sailing palmares. Born in Cagliari, Italy, on September 13, 1964, he has a long and prestigious sporting history: eight years on the FIV National Team, three Olympic campaigns, and one America’s Cup campaign as a mainsail trimmer on the Moro di Venezia. In 2007 he put the Open 50 Vento di Sardegna on the water, beginning his oceanic journey. In Mura’s sights, among others, ended up the Route de Rhum, won in 2010, the Twostar and the Québec-Saint Malo in 2012, in addition to the aforementioned OSTAR. At the TAG Heuer VELAFestival we conducted a long interview with him.

THE MOST DIFFICULT MOMENT FOR ANDREA MURA
Don’t expect Moitessier-style romantic sailor tales if you ask Andrea Mura about the most difficult moment in her sporting history. He will answer you like this, “The never-ending quest for budget. Over the years I have experienced dramatic moments where I have seen my economic security die. I was running out of legs, in total failure. Passion leads you to make choices that reason discourages, choices that I risked paying very dearly for. Once I started the Vento di Sardegna project, I had sponsorships in the pipeline so I covered the cost of buying the boat out of my own pocket, with the assurance that the money would come back, but there were those who did not live up to their commitments. I ended up with eight months of economic autonomy, then I would lose everything I had. I would have gone back to live at my parents’ house, like a 15-year-old, and I couldn’t even afford a bicycle.” But then, with great sacrifice, he recovered. “I say this to you who decide to take my path: believe in it, always believe in it. Spend every last penny to pursue the dream.”

YOU WILL FIND THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA MURA IN THE MAY ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF SAILING

(photo by Roberto Cosentino)


FIND OUT ALL THE NEWS IN REAL TIME ON THE SITE

VELAFESTIVAL.COM
logo

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Check out the latest issue

Are you already a subscriber?

Ultimi annunci
Our social

Sign up for our Newsletter

We give you a gift

Sailing, its stories, all boats, accessories. Sign up now for our free newsletter and receive the best news selected by the Sailing Newspaper editorial staff each week. Plus we give you one month of GdV digitally on PC, Tablet, Smartphone. Enter your email below, agree to the Privacy Policy and click the “sign me up” button. You will receive a code to activate your month of GdV for free!

Once you click on the button below check your mailbox

Privacy*


Highlights

You may also be interested in.

Register



Sign in