On Thursday 23 Novembert at 21.38 Italian time , Ambrogio Beccaria crossed the finish line of Pointe a Pitre in Guadeloupe in second place of the transatlantic single-handed race Route du Rhum, which started from Saint Malo in Brittany. It is one of the competitions that have written and continue to write the history of ocean navigation.
Ambrogio Beccaria's Class 40 'Alla Grande – Pirelli' is second only to last year's winner, the French champion Yoann Richomme. It took Ambrogio 14 days and 7 hours to complete the crossing, also facing some technical problems with his boat, as well as with his opponents. In particular, he was neck-and-neck to the finish with the third classified, with whom they often sailed on sight. First of all, congratulations from One Ocean Foundation go to our Ambassador and his team on land for the sporting feat that will go down in the annals of Italian sailing.
'Bogi' Beccaria has always been particularly attentive to the aspects of sustainability and active in the protection of seas and oceans. On the occasion of the Route du Rhum he embraced our More Miles Less Plastic initiative, which provides for the removal of one kilogram of plastic for every mile sailed in the race. With a total of 4029 miles (equal to 7461 kilometers) over 4 tons of plastic will be collected from the coasts of developing countries!
Bravo Ambrogio, great!