Andrea Mura is pointing the wind of Vento di Sardegna’s bow further north at OSTAR, the terrible single-track transatlantic regatta, sailed 3 days ago from Plymouth.
From the very beginning, the Sardinian sailor has chosen – along with most of the fleet – to overcome the great depression that has formed in the North Atlantic.
At this time (7pm o’clock Italian time) is traveling in the middle of a storm.
“There are 25-30 knots of wind – says Mura – with 5 meters waves. It’s really a hell, it’s raining, and the boat is under considerable pressure. “
This is the OSTAR, already faced 4 years ago.
Early tomorrow in the morning, Mura should cross and overcome the eye of the depression and then travel in weather-marine conditions certainly better and more favorable.
“But now it is very difficult – concludes Andrea – I’m not even eating, just energy barrettes, the balance is precarious, the boat dances and seems to be in a spin.”