Rome for Two / for All, B2 pigliatutto!


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B2 by Michele Galli, winner in IRC of last year's regatta

April 19. In real the winners are known. They are B2 by Michele Galli in Roma per Tutti, Neo Scheggia by Nino Merola and Andrea Caracci in Roma per 2 and bet1128 by Gaetano Mura in Roma per 1.

The final results in plywood will all be known today. In the per Tutti, however, they are already final, and Michele Galli’s B2 has been a real ace, winning in real, IRC and ORC. There is no rating that holds when you destroy, sportingly, your opponents. In the Rome for Two there are currently leading Stefano Chiarotti’s Lunatika and Natale Marcallini in ORC but above all the incredible Valerio Brinati who, in his 22nd participation, wins in IRC paired with Marzio Dotti.

April 16. At 18:58:52 yesterday, “B2,” Michele Galli’s TP 52, helmed by Francesco de Angelis, crossed, first in real time, the finish line of the Roma per Tutti at Riva di Traiano, winning the overall Line Honours of the regate. His time, 77:43:52, while far from the regatta record, is still an outstanding result given the light weather of this XXII edition. B2 is a boat that, as they explain from aboard during the mooring, “starts with a trickle of air. She wasn’t born for these races but she goes like a charm and is so much fun.”

Francesco De Angelis arrives, and we ask him to comment on B2’s performance. “Long, beautiful and difficult regatta as expected. There were a couple of very complicated passages, such as passing Salina and Lipari overnight, which was very difficult. Another critical point was a high pressure bubble in Ventotene at night, and even that was not easy to get out of. Still good regatta, good weather. We are happy and we had a good time.” Behind the winner, Ars Una and Milu, two Mylius who currently book the two lowest steps of the podium, have come to the fore in recent hours.

Exciting in the lonely category, Rome for 1, is the long duel developing between Gaetano Mura and Mario Girelli. Making a prediction is very difficult. Throughout the afternoon the two took turns leading the race, and the gap between them never exceeded two miles. It will be a long match race to Riva: however, their arrival today will be triumphant. Mario Girelli: “It’s so hard this upwind climb. Now Gaetano is passing me, but just now I had passed him. You can’t let up for a moment but I’m having a great time. Hopefully, tonight the air won’t drop completely like yesterday.” Gaetano Mura: “We are making this match race exciting. If you look at the ranking, we put many boats from the per 2 and per All behind. This is a sign that we are having a great race and we never give up, not even for a second.”

In the Rome for 2 Neo Splinter continues to lead the fleet with a forty-mile advantage over the closest pursuers, who are currently the two French Figaro. Made in Midi is 40 miles away and Maracuja is 50. Behind them was Argo and then the surprising Wisky Echo of Paolo Brinati and Marzio Dotti, who recovered positions throughout the day and are now in fifth place.


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