Niji 40: Riva and Acrobatics take the lead, forced withdrawal for Sericano

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The Class 40 Acrobatics of Alberto Riva

The Niji 40, a 3400-mile transatlantic from France to the Caribbean, gets into full swing with the approach to the Azores, and once again the leaderboard speaks Italian. In fact, Alberto Riva with Acrobatica has moved into the lead and is leading the classification as they approach Santa Maria, an island that will have to be left to starboard by the Class 40s. In fact, the regatta so far has almost all been played out between upwind and downwind, always in medium wind, a particularly tough Niji 40 in fact so far.

Niji 40: Riva’s pursuers and Tyrolit’s withdrawal

Acrobatica leads the race by just half a mile ahead of Gildas Mahe’s Amarris in this very long left tack started shortly after Finisterre, which will take the fleet almost in one tack to the Azores. Amarris is farther north, covering a little more mileage toward the mandatory waypoint, while Acrobatica is tackling the “curvane” to Santa Maria inland, looking for a better trajectory to put its rival in its wake as it approaches the island. Andrea Fornaro on Influence 2, on the other hand, the other Italian racing a Musa 40 sistership by Acrobatica, is in seventh position about 48 miles behind the leading group.

Matteo Sericano’s Class 40 Tyrolit

We were talking about the harsh conditions of this first part of the course all upwind, which unfortunately knocked out one of the three Italian Class 40s, Matteo Sericano’s Tyrolit, on the second night of racing. The Genoese skipper’s boat had to retire due to a leg injury to a crew member, Giovanni Licursi, which occurred when the Class 40 was sailing upwind with 30-35 knots and 4-5 meters wave: Sericano and Luca Rosetti drove the Class 40 to Gijon where appropriate treatment was given to the mate who is in good condition but unable to continue.

By regulation, it is not possible to restart with a man down or make substitutions. For Tyrolit and Sericano, a period of regattas in the Mediterranean now opens, in anticipation of a new Class 40 all made in Italy.

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