Acrobatica blasts log in Atlantic: 433 miles in 24 hours, it’s record for Class 40s


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The Class 40 Acrobatica of Alberto Riva
The Class 40 Acrobatica of Alberto Riva

Alberto Riva’s Class 40 Acrobatica blew up the log in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean during the Niji 40, the transatlantic in crews from Belle Iles, Brittany, to the Caribbean: with the benchmark of 433 miles in 24 hours, the Italian Musa 40 is the new record holder in Class 40. The result was possible thanks in part to the weather conditions encountered, initially with strong winds and a hard, short wave that then softened slightly, however, allowing Alberto Riva and his two crewmates to hold an average of 18.06 knots for 24 hours, with the wind peaking at even over 40 knots before settling down to a more manageable intensity.

Acrobatica and Alberto Riva – Show in the Atlantic

Riva and Acrobatica among others have also been leading the regatta for a few days now, although their lead over the pursuers is minimal and anything can still happen. The Musa 40 Acrobatica is the third in the series of boats designed by Gianluca Guelfi(read our interview) and Fabio D’Angeli; the first was Ambrogio Beccaria’s Allagrande Pirelli, then came Andrea Fornaro’s Influence 2. Now on the water is also the 4, which went to Frenchman Whilliam Mathelin but is owned by Pietro Luciani. The 24-hour record only puts the icing on the cake to a perfectly successful project, as well as certifying how serious Alberto Riva is about it.

The video on Acrobatica just before the record



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