(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 17 – The globe as a large buoy to be circumnavigated in record time.
The fascinating story of the Jules Verne Trophy, a crewed round-the-world sailing trip, without stopover or assistance. In less than thirty years of record hunting attempts, the benchmark time has been halved from 79 days 6 hours 16 seconds in 1993 to 40 days 23 hours 30 seconds in 2017. The maxi trimaran Spindrift took part in four attempts to break the record, setting the third best time in history in 2016 and securing the distance record between Ushant and the equator.
Today’s episode of the Rai column “L’Uomo e il Mare”, edited and conducted, as usual, by Giulio Guazzini, broadcast tonight at 11.30pm on Raisport + HD, will be dedicated, right at the opening, to the fourth attempt, unfortunately vanished due to the unfavorable forecasted weather conditions, of the team led by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard with the new Sails of Change flag. From the most extraordinary offshore challenge on the seas of the world to the windy waters of the upper Lake Garda. The ‘Man and the Sea’ then landed in Riva del Garda where the president of the Fraglia Vela Riva anticipated the calendar of the competitive season about to leave. (HANDLE).