Gaetano Mura Begins Record Attempt
Published on October 27th, 2016
(October 27, 2016) – Italian solo sailor Gaetano Mura on board his Class40 Italia has begun his attempt to beat China’s Guo Chuan singlehanded around the world record (40ft Division) of 137d 20h 01m 57s set in April 2013.
Mura’s course is from Gibraltar to Gibraltar, with the starting line positioned south of the Trinity Lighthouse, on the famous Europa Point marking the extremity of the Rock of Gibraltar. By crossing the line today at dawn, at 05:20 CEST, Mura officially kicked off his Solo Round the Globe Record project.
The forecasted weather anticipate a couple of days of unstable conditions, with some rainstorms and windstorms generated by a low-pressure system over the area. Only after having left the Canaries to starboard, on Sunday (Oct 30), Italia will be able to profit from more set conditions and enter a more favourable flow of Trade Winds to head South.
Follow Gaetano’s route (in Italian only for now): http://www.gaetanomurarecord.com/la-rotta/
Source: Carla Anselmi