Boat sinks in storm during Millevele

Millevele

Lazy, an 8.55-meter boat, sank in the rain during the historic sailing event held annually in the Ligurian Sea, the Millevele. This morning, Saturday, Sept. 24, rain swept through the city of Genoa and its surroundings. Following the program, at 11 a.m. the cannon shot kicked off the historic regatta, which as usual takes place in conjunction with the International Boat Show of Genoa. Unfortunately, adverse weather conditions put some of the crews participating in the regatta in a difficult situation, including those of Lazy, which sank fortunately without reported injuries among crew members.

According to initial reconstructions, the wooden hull of the boat, falling on a wave, reportedly suffered a broken plank. At the time of departure the weather conditions were optimal, with winds recorded between 9 and 12 knots, while about an hour after the start a thunderstorm contributed to worsening weather conditions, and the wind reached about 20 knots. Lazy is an 8.55-meter Passatore from Cantiere Nautico Sartini, a wooden boat designed for racing in 1971 by Groupe Finot. Aboard Lazy, a Santa Margherita Ligure sailing club boat, the crew consisted of five people, who were immediately rescued and brought ashore by two other boats. They are all well and sustained no injuries.

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