Within Persico Marine shipyard in Nembro (BG, North Italy) the new boat to attempt the assault to Vendèe Globe 2016 is in the making. Launch forecasted by mid of July 2015.
The challenge is epical, a non-stop solo global circumnavigation with no assistance.
“Taking part to Vendée-Globe is the dream of every ocean racer – Mura explains – I finally got this possibility to face this challenge and I will take it on for me, my people and my land”.
Race starts and ends at Les Sables-d’Olonne, in Vendèe French district. The journery is basically a circumnavigation tracing clipper route: from Les Sables-d’Olonne, down on Atlantic Ocean till to Cape of Good Hope, then race proceeds clockwise around Antarctica, leaving Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn to the left, then again towards Les Sables d’Olonne. Race will depart on 2016, November 12th and will end in February 2017: it is conceived to let participants face Antarctica Seas during Austral Summer.
Vendée-Globe is a great human adventure, before being sports and technological: named Sailors’ Evrest, it takes psycho-physical and technical racers’s skill to the extreme limit.
“We are building the fastest boat possible – Mura clarifies – we have resources and we want to run at best. This boat will be built in Italy, in Persico Shipyard, and will support me in trying to compete with the best result possible, in the most difficult challenge for a sailor and sail-maker like me”.