What a blow to the Pesaro-Rovigno! Whose fault is it? GALLERY


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pesaro-rovignoWhat happens when two boats collide against each other, and one is twice the size of the other? You can see the consequences in this gallery (ph. Luca Toni and Fotoprint) depicting the clash between Michele Cinquepalmi’s 80-foot Chica Magnum and the 42-foot Kuka at the Pesaro-Rovigno, an Adriatic offshore classic staged just these days. Roberto Casadei’s Sly 42 was virtually destroyed, the mast came down, and there was even a minor injury on board.


The images cause discussion. From the photos it would appear that at the time of impact Chica Magnum was on starboard tack, thus having the right of way, but the regatta rules are clear: one must do whatever it takes to keep clear and avoid collision. Especially with boats of such tonnage. If there was a mistake, who made the mistake? If anyone saw the incident in real time, please let us know how it went!



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