LUCA ROSETTI IS THE OVERALL WINNER OF THE LA BOULANGERE MINI TRANSAT 2023: “I AM PROUD TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF AMBROGIO BECCARIA!”
Since his victorious arrival in the second stage at 1:26 am (Paris time) last night, Luca Rosetti (998 – Race = Care) had no choice but to wait, watch in hand, for his direct competitors to cross the line with gaps large enough to make up for the delay he had accumulated in the first act to determine his final ranking.
By midday this Sunday, the doubt finally lifted, and the sailor received confirmation (pending jury approval) of his victory in the 24th edition of La Boulangère Mini Transat in the Series category.
The contract is fully fulfilled for the Italian, who becomes the eighth foreigner and the second representative of his country to win the event after the successful Ambrogio Beccaria!
The verdict is in: Bruno Lemunier (893 – Kalisto & Aérofab) and Michaël Gendebien (921 – Barillec Marine – Actemium), with whom you were in contention for victory, will ultimately finish behind you. How do you feel?
At the conclusion of the first leg of the 24th edition of La Boulangère Mini Transat between Les Sables d’Olonne and Santa Cruz de La Palma, the top nine Proto boats in the provisional standings were within less than 4 hours and 15 minutes.
Not much at the scale of a transatlantic race. So, it was almost with a clean slate that they all started the second part of the event heading to Saint-François. Quickly, two options emerged.
People initially believed in one, then the other, but ultimately, it was primarily the speeds and angles that made the difference. The level of commitment from the sailors played a role too. At the finish, there were few or no surprises.
Those expected to perform well did so. The proof is that the two big favorites, Federico Waksman (1019 – Repremar – Shipping Agency Uruguay) and Carlos Manera Pascual (1081 – Xucla), finished first and second in Guadeloupe, and in the same order in the overall standings. The third place, however, remained contested until the final stretches, and while Marie Gendron (1050 – Léa Nature) completed the stage podium, she conceded that same position to Julien Letissier (1069 – Frérots Branchet) in the event standings (before the jury) by only 29 short minutes!