Giraglia, first one Wally. The gale decides the real winner


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Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016At 15:03:27 the first in real time, the “usual” Magic Carpet Cubed, Lindsay Owen Jones’ Wally 100, crossed the finish line in Genoa winning the Giraglia Rolex Cup in real time in 26 hours, 48 minutes and 56 seconds. In real, because as far as plywood is concerned, that remains to be seen.

Screen shot 06-2457556 at 5:21:03 p.m.ALL TO DANGLE…
While 200 boats are dangling around the Giraglia rock, a gale is expected to arrive tonight (around 2 a.m.: wind intensity over thirty-five knots is forecast, with very rough seas, two and a half meters of wave): “Hello Gianin friends,” Ciccio Supparo, owner of the Hallberg-Rassy 41 Gianin VI, wrote us, “very difficult regatta for us. We have already done 130 miles upwind, which is our weak point, and and there are still thirty more to Corsica. Then tonight a gale is predicted–however we go on. Blow hard on our sails-we need it.”

Screen shot 06-2457556 at 5:21:22 p.m.… WAITING FOR THE GALE
Hopes are still burning for Gianin, as they are for the vast majority of boats: the one who can make the best use of the incoming “rump” from the Libeccio will win, demonstrating a sufficient amount of “balls” not to put the boat by the hat on the slack. Look, for example, at the situation we show here on the side: within a handful of miles, there are all the most “racing” boats. It is clear that the wind will decide everything. Follow the tracking with us



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