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Rolex Giraglia 2018 - Explosion

Yes explosion, because it’s the first day of the inshore race and the Maxi, Wally, Swan classes have showed, as usual, the majesty of their stylish monohull, but also for the 6 cylinders engine (Mercury) of the press-boat that “exploded” (piston broken) leaving us in the middle of the field without any real rescue (luckily we could come back to the port by our own).

Do you think we didn’t have shoot? We did before and on the way back.

After years of monarchy under Jethou, and finally for me after 8 month (living not far from Persico n.d.a.), I could shoot the new queen of the sea: Wally Cento “Tango”. And the battles with Galateia are really awesome. Just one thing about Wally race, there are only 3 “cento”, all the others Wally are in the section with other big boat IRC 0; last time I could see Wally boats, they were all together.

Also on Swan Club Classes the fight is high, like the between CuordiLeone (ITA-5016 Ferragamo on board) and EARLY BIRD (GER5009), which the last has to pay big lost at the mark with a jibe where the gennaker didn’t pass well (see pict.). Also we could see big challenges in the Maxi72 where Cannonball (ITA-42200) is leading with the new shape of hull versus classic for the others 72.

The outside field (in front to the lighthouse and Plage de Pampelonne, was nearly perfect, and were was more wind the on the over coastal race.

The June 11th forecast are still rain for midday. We hope not… but it’s important to have wind…


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