Here we are with Vento di Sardegna’s close up to starting grid for next Route du Rhum.
Last August 18th Mura’s very fast Open 50 left Cagliari Harbour to try to win again Route du Rhum, world’s most important regatta after Vendèe Globe, taking place every 4 years.
Mura is excited:” we are very well prepared, the boat is reaching top of its performances. We made improvements on hull and sails, lightening it by 300 kg”
Mura is ready: regatta will start on November 2nd from St. Maò (Bretagne) to reach Point à Pitre, Guadalupe, after 3.543 miles within insidious North Atlantic Ocean. Mura already won this regatta in 2010, first Italian to enter the legend.
Andrea got already 4 consecutive wins with Vento di Sardegna: Andrea replicated his success in 2012 with win and record both in Twostar and Quebec/St. Malò. In 2013 another confirmation in terrible Ostar, 3000 miles with polar temperatures from UK to USA, the hardest solo regatta being upwind and upstream as well.
“This is not a commercial project, but sporty and human. We fight for a Flag, for a precise Identiy under Quattro Mori vexillum – says Mura – besides the strong identification with Sardinia and besides the great Passion we spend, basic ingredient in sailing, we worked a lot on Technologies, installing cutting edge solutions thanks to our technical sponsors”
Vento di Sardegna just passed Pillars of Hercules: he is going to face a 2000 miles path between France, Spain and Atlantic Ocean to reach starting grid for Route du Rhum in St. Malò (start on November 2nd).
We will follow his trip thanks to photos, videos and storytelling from Mura’s Communications Team, managed by Ubiquity that is also sponsoring the athlete.