OPEN 50 joins the list of starters for the 2013 OSTAR event Italian yachtsman Andrea Mura has confirmed his entry with his Open 50 Vento di Sardegna
Andrea tells us that the OSTAR is the biggest race for him this year but extremely difficult to win in an Open 50 against the IRC ranking of other boats. He considers the race across the Atlantic to be one of the hardest, having to cope with prevailing head winds and high latitudes. Without the benefit of a professional shore team, Andrea relies on a few long-term friends to help him prepare his boat for the rigours of upwind sailing and rough seas. He enjoys the challenge of finding ways to make the boat faster.
Andrea is planning to leave his home port of Cagliari around the end of April to arrive in Plymouth some 10 days before the start of the race.
We hope Andrea’s entry will be followed by other Open 50’s to create an exciting race within a race!