Défi Atlanrique: how well the Italians did on the Class 40s!


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How well the Italians did on the Class 40s. At the Defi Atlantique, a regatta that returns to Europe from the Caribbean after the Route du Rhum, first leg from Point à Pitre to Horta, second to La Rochelle, a total of 3500 miles, important results came for our sailors.

In the regatta was Andrea Fantini with Enel Green Power, with Tommaso Stella, Luca Del Zozzo and Alberto Riva on board. (the regatta rules require a minimum of two people on board), with the oldest boat in the fleet (12 starters) finished with a beautiful fourth place After a race of great attack.

Despite the fact that Enel Green Power in most of the conditions encountered during the race (wide windward and crosswind) did not have the same potential as its rivals, the Italian crew sailed the best from a strategic point of view, bringing home a result that gives confidence ahead of the second leg.

The Class 40 Earendil

They were not the only Italians involved in the regatta. Indeed, aboard French Caterine Pourre’s Earendil were Ambrogio Beccaria and Pietro Luciani, who finished the regatta with a prestigious second place.

Pietro Luciani and Ambrogio Beccaria

Of the former, not too much introduction is needed, as he was last season’s dominator in Mini 650 in France and aims to do very well at the upcoming Mini Transat. Pietro Luciani, on the other hand, has been a regular presence in the fleet of Class 40s participating in transatlantic races for a few seasons now, including Transat Jacques Vabre (Read HERE) and Route du Rhum.

The second leg with destination La Rochelle will leave on April 13.




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