The president of the Circolo Nautico Riva di Traiano Farassino: “If it really goes like this, only the race will tell us and it continues like this could undermine Assuntina’s record”
The Roma Giraglia 2021 will not be a simple regatta at all, considering the weather at the start that will give a strong message to all the racers.
There is a fair chance that it could rain and the wind should blow from SE at 15 knots, with reinforcements in the evening and some storms approaching Elba.
“If it really goes like this, only the race will tell us – comments the president of the CNRT Alessandro Farassino – and if it continues like this, which I don’t think, we could perhaps undermine the record of” Assuntina “, Luca Di Rosa’s Pinguin 38, set in 2008 with 38 hours and 30 minutes ».
But approaching Corsica and for the whole day of Friday, the forecasts give a return of good weather in that stretch of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Departure then, at 3 pm, for this 17th edition of the Roma Giraglia, a regatta that will lead the boats to round Cap Corso and return to Riva di Traiano. The briefing, with the by now customary anti-covid precautions, will take place at 12 noon. The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday in Piazzetta dei Marinai.
A free route, with the only obligation to leave the Giraglia rock on the right, but strewn with insidious traps on the way up towards Cap Corso but above all on the way back, with the choices on the passages on Elba, Pianosa, Montecristo and Giglio, which can revolutionize the ranking. It is important to pay attention to the areas off-limits to navigation, which will be indicated on the sailing instructions but, above all, highlighted on the Yellow Brick tracking that will be delivered, with the obligation to be installed on board.
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