With the arrivals of Kika Green Challenge (Verardo – Luciani – Zorzi) last night at 23:21:07 and of Ediliziacrobatica (Moresino – Meroni – Farci) at 08:40:26 this morning, the classification of Class40 enrolled in the first edition of RoundItaly. For them 8 days and 6 hours (Kika) and 8 days and 15 hours (Ediliziacrobatica) of navigation, culminating with an arrival – for everyone – in the light airs of the Gulf of Trieste, but well and celebrated by the race committee and supporters on the rive di Barcola, with the finish line located a few meters from the headquarters of the Società Velica di Barcola and Grignano, organizer of the regatta together with the Italian Yacht Club, with the support of Fincantieri and the partnership of Promoturismo FVG and Confindustria Nautica in its capacity as organizer of the 61st Genoa Boat Show.
To close this first edition, we have to wait for the arrival of Luciano Manfredi’s First 44.7 Argo – which is currently a few miles from Pula and travels at over 8 knots of speed – and has an ETA in Barcola for late evening today. We remind you that in order to win the victory in compensated time, the ‘little’ Argo – which runs with the colors of the Italian Yacht Club and can boast an overall age of the 4 crew members of 213 years – must arrive by 09:44. tomorrow morning, Sunday 26 September. The last hours of navigation of Argo can also be followed with live tracking on www.rounditaly.com.
Tonight the crews of Kika and Edilizia will be guests of the live Facebook that Barcolana and YCI organize every evening at 19.30, together with the president of SVBG Mitja Gialuz, the YCI Club Manager Emanuele Bassino and Bacci Del Buono.
Meanwhile, the ranking of E-RoundItaly also emerged with the first three e-sailors – two Swiss and a Frenchman – who arrived at 00:06 this night, with a regatta slowed down by the calm along the Italian coast of the Adriatic – situation avoided by ‘real’ navigators who instead relied on experience and sailed on the east side. The Swiss TIPAPACHERI BSP MCES is the first classified with a time of 8 days, 3 hours and 34 seconds. From 78 countries around the world, 29,298 e-sailors took part in the second edition of the digital regatta.