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Old 30-04-2008, 14:32   #1
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Lone Italian One-ups French Duo!

One December 12, 2007, I started a thread in the Multihull Forum, entitled http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ude-11531.html

Such acts of bravado, apparently, are meant to be bested, and a single Italian has duplicated the Frenchmen's feat by sailing across the Atlantic by himself on a purpose-built beach cat.

Here's the story from today's 'Lectronic Latitude:

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Italian Crosses Atlantic Alone on 20-ft Beach Cat

April 30, 2008 Guadeloupe

Italian sailor and adventurer Vittorio Malingri arrived in Guadeloupe April 28, 13 days, 17 hours and 48 minutes after leaving Dakar, Senegal. What's remarkable about the non-stop, unassisted 2,545 mile trip is that he did it aboard Royal Oak, a 20-ft purpose-built, beach cat alone!


Vittorio Malingri sailing off Dakar Senegal at the start of his solo 2,545-mile transatlantic solo record attempt.
2008 Royal Oak Cesare Grassotti

"From a physical point of view, it was much less difficult than a leg on an around the world race in a larger boat," Malingri said upon reaching Guadeloupe. "Now I am going to sleep in a bed. See you later.

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For the rest of the story, go to:

Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine

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Old 30-04-2008, 14:58   #2
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I need to stop reading these threads. I am starting to get crazy ideas. Let me rephrase, my existing ideas are sounding less crazy
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I need to stop reading these threads. I am starting to get crazy ideas. Let me rephrase, my existing ideas are sounding less crazy

Ha ha ha!

Glad to see you have a *little* bit more time available to peruse the forum. Good to have ya back.

Now, what I find interesting is that he made very good time.
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