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Nastro Rosa: Team Urban Value first in Genoa in 8d 8h 27m 23s

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Nastro Rosa: Team Urban Value first in Genoa in 8d 8h 27m 23s
Nastro Rosa: Team Urban Value first in Genoa in 8d 8h 27m 23s

Genoa - Team Urban Value was the first to cross the finish line of the Marina Militare Nastro Rosa Veloce-Fincantieri Cup, the longest non-stop regatta in the Mediterranean organized by Difesa Servizi S.p.A., SSI Events in collaboration with the Marina Militare.

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Sophie Faguet, who has already won the Marina Militare Nastro Rosa Tour along with Jonas Gerckens, and the expert Pierre Leboucher completed their effort at 22.38, taking 8 days 8 hours 27 minutes and 23 seconds to sail from Venice to Genoa, a time which, if beaten in future editions, will entitle the new record holder to the conquest of a dedicated prize pool.

The ascent of the Tyrrhenian Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčTeam Urban Value, in command from the first minutes of the race, underwent a sudden acceleration during the penultimate night, when Faguet-Leboucher, hooked on a strong wind flow from south, literally flew towards Genoa, covering over 300 miles in just under 36 hours: "It was exciting: we sailed very fast before having to momentarily surrender to the strong gusts of wind which exceeded 60 knots - explained Leboucher - We took the decision to lower all the and despite this we covered several miles towards the finish line, as we drifted at over 6 knots towards Genoa".

"It was a very interesting, long and demanding regatta and having won it is a great satisfaction. The presence of the gates forces you not to look only at tactical choices and long-term decisions: it is crucial to know how to bring the boat to fast in all conditions and Pierre is one of the best in this as he knows the Beneteau Figaro 3 very well. For me it was eight days of full immersion, during which I learned a lot" added Faguet once on the dock.

Once Team Urban Value has arrived, the wait for the podium finishers begins: Team Softway (Pam Lee-Andrea Fornaro) and Team Venezia Salone Nautico (Cecilia Zorzi-Alessandro Torresani), second and third since from the beginning, have recently broken down the barrier of 100 miles to the finish line, with Lee-Fornaro leading by about 7 miles over his pursuers. The arrival of the two crews is expected for tomorrow afternoon.

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