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Posts Tagged ‘barcolana’

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It’s a little tough to say whether the 2017 Barcolana actually beat the 35-year old record for ‘biggest regatta in history’ (2072 boats, held by the 1984 Round Zeeland race), but at somewhere between 2000 and 2100 boats on the line, it was certainly close!

Longtime pro and Triestino tactician Gabriele Benussi and brother Furio took overall honors sailing the old Morning Glory MaxZ86 in what will now forever be known as the world’s biggest sailing race.  More Borlenghi pics on his Insta page here.  Full results (good luck deciphering them) are here.

 

October 11th, 2017 by admin

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The hundred foot canter Esimit Europa (ex Alfa Romeo) continues to cherry pick line honors victories without much competition on her mission to “unite Europe“, though at last weekend’s Barcolana race in Trieste, skipper Jochen Schumann finally had another boat to contend with.  The bad news?  It was a RIB full of Greenpeace activists. The really bad news?  Greenpeace caught one of the 100 footers’ support boat crew trying to stick a knife into the activists boat. Really? Nice job, douchebag.

And of course the crazy Ruskies have charged Greenpeace with piracy, while Greenpeace is protesting both the Russian gas giant’s arctic drilling program and the recent arrest of 28 Greenpeace members and two journalists for protests in Russia.  Plenty to chat about regardless of which side of the argument you might be on; here’s where you can yell about it.

UPDATE:  Esimit has released a statement on the incident.

October 14th, 2013 by admin

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