Diversity makes the difference - The White Lady in the Black Forest. Color version
Giraglia Regatta is not the common place for the classic wooden sail yacht, and even less if she is competing with the leading edge carbon sails. I was expecting to see Mariska D-1 to start alone, out of the crowd, but when the Papa flag had gone, while the newest Cannonball ITA-42200 was bearing away, in the middle off the “black forest” with the huge stop-watch in the background, a white Lady emerged with all the elegance that white sail and natural fibre mast have. Departure remains a question of humans, not technologies.