There is also an Italian team among the eight crews in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the event that started today (after yesterday’s inport race) and takes place aboard Farr 30 monotypes in the Persian Gulf between Muscat, Doha and Dubai, over a course of five “long distance” legs totaling 763 miles. It is Adelasia of Torres, led by skipper Renato Azara and composed of Caterina Nitto (halyards), Duccio Colombi (helm/tactic), Enrico Zennaro (helm/tactic), Evero Niccolini (mainsail), Alessandro Santangelo (bow) and Maurizio Loberto (tailer). Co-sponsor of the team is DHL.
IT’S NOT GOING TO BE EASY
This will not be an easy race: on the start line the 2016 Tour champion (and also winner in 2014 and 2015) EFG Bank Monaco, with French skipper Thierry Douillard, and many other valuable teams, including the pink DB Schenker crew, captained by Netherlands Olympian Annemeike Bes. The first leg is 105 miles from Muscat, Oman, to Sohar. Come on Adelasia!
To follow the regatta: http://sailingarabiathetour.com/