EXCLUSIVE Matteo Miceli interviews for us Gaetano Mura


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Screenshot 2016-10-12 at 10:40:42 p.m.Gaetano Mura is about to cast off from Cagliari for a nonstop solo round-the-world voyage aboard his Class 40 Italia: was supposed to leave yesterday but the weather team advised him to postpone the departure until Saturday 15 to avoid a gale that will occur in the next few days in the southwestern Mediterranean. So today along the docks of Portus Karalis, in the Sardinian capital, there are those who took the opportunity to greet him and give him a “good luck.” Sailors, fans, even soccer players like Cagliari captain Daniele Dessena. Among them is another great solo sailor, Matteo Miceli. Who exclusively for us interviewed Mura himself. Lonely interview. And there’s more: Miceli himself, last have, attempted to circumnavigate the world aboard a modified Class 40 in total energy autonomy, but he lost his keel and was rescued off the coast of Brazil. And it is wonderful that he is the one who interviewed Gaetano for us:


Mura’s more than 4-month round-the-world journey will run from the Mediterranean Sea across the Atlantic Ocean to the Cape of Good Hope, then clockwise around Antarctica, leaving Cape Leeuwin (Australia) and Cape Horn to the left, and then back up the Atlantic and finally return to the Mediterranean. A distance of 25,000 nautical miles (46,300 kilometers). Much of it will be developed in hostile seas, with extreme weather conditions, on the edge of Antarctic ice. To manage solo and independent sailing Gaetano will adopt the technique of “microsleeping,” alternating 2-hour wakes with 20-minute sleeps. The only companions on this crossing will be icebergs, whales, the all-sea dwellers, wind gusts that can exceed 100 kilometers per hour and waves of more than 10 meters. The feat will be accomplished aboard a Class 40 specially outfitted for this undertaking, Italy.



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