76 vessels, representing 20 countries took yesterday at the Antigua start in the first of the classic 600 mile races of the year – THE Caribbean 600.
The specifics of this race is that the route winds between the 11th to the Caribbean Islands.
The sensation with the sign “plus” was that the race could still participate American Maxi-trimaran MOD 70 Argo, which, as we have been told, capsized during training three days before the event. While the organizers went to meet the skipper of the Argo, Jason Carroll, who asked to give his team a few extra hours for repairs and final inspection of equipment. In the end Argo was launched after all – together Multi 70 Maserati with Giovanni Soldini, who in this way supported his colleague, appeared in a difficult situation.
There are sensation with the sign “minus”: one of the main contenders to win the regatta, Bella Mente Maxi72 American multimillionaire Hap Fauta and a half hours after the start due to a fault was forced to return to Antigua Yacht Club.
Recall that the three yachts participating in THE Caribbean 600, the Russian skippers. Is Michael Mature (Anna), Victor Malakhov (Ivanka) and Yuri Fadeev (Optimus Prime).
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