RAN 630: after high wind comes lull, TestaCuore on the run

The Cookson 50 Testacuore at the passage of Portocervo

Big stage offshore in the Tyrrhenian Sea, with the RAN 630, the Naval Academy Regatta, which started in Livorno and after the Porto Cervo gate will take the fleet to Capri and then back to Livorno for the finish, after a total of more than 600 miles. Making sailing crisp was the weather, with a challenging libeccio on the descent to Porto Cervo first, and a general drop in wind now with the arrival of high pressure. There were 14 ORC/IRC Class boats in the race, two of which withdrew almost immediately.

The route of Ran 630

Leading the fleet immediately was the Cookson 50 TestaCuore by Riccardo Ciciriello, the boat favored by oddsmakers to win in real time, which has serious ambitions on the Italian Offshore Championship this year and after participating in Rome for All wants to score heavy points at the RAN 630 as well.

The update

YC Capri’s TestaCuore Race continues its solo ride, by a wide margin. After an initial stretch to Capri traveled at high speeds thanks to a good wind from the westerly quadrants, the air dropped becoming unstable and slowing its march. At 12:35 p.m. on the third day of the TestaCuore Race, TestaCuore Race passed through the Capri Gate.

The group follows fairly closely with 3 boats within 10 miles: Renoir, Ultravox and Ummagumma the Class 9.50 first of the Double Handed, about 100 miles behind the first, while La Cucciola and Blues remain hooked within a handful of miles behind. These boats passed through the Porto Cervo gate in the afternoon of the second day of racing, followed by the rest of the fleet, with Ursa Maggiore passing just short at 00:46, followed by Tatoo at 2:06, Gemini at 3:54 and Beniamina IX at 6:12 followed by Stella Polare at 9:55.

The forecast calls for light winds around the south, tending to rotate southeast and then strengthening, with a northeasterly rotation, during the night between Wednesday and Thursday when, according to estimates, TestaCuore Race could arrive in Livorno.


Tracking RAN 630


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