Published on 9 October 2021
Giammarco Sardi (992 – Antistene), 24th Production Boat : “It’s the realisation of a dream”
Giammarco Sardi was the 24th production boat skipper to cross the finish line of the first leg of the 23rd edition of the Mini Transat EuroChef this Saturday 9 October at 10h04'12"(UTC). In so doing, the skipper of Antistene took 11 days 22 hours 34 minutes and 32 seconds to complete the 1,350-mile course between Les Sables d’Olonne and Santa Cruz de La Palma.
“It’s been quite a crazy race, with some equally mad weather conditions and some incredible competitors. I loved it and I have had a massive amount of fun at sea, even though there were inevitably some phases that were a little more complicated than others. With 900 miles to go, so pretty soon after the start of the race, just after I set sail again offshore of Muros, the bow of my boat delaminated. Fortunately, I now have two weeks ahead of me to repair all that and be ready to attack the second leg. In the end I managed to make it this far and that’s the main thing as the ranking isn’t very important to me. I’m primarily here for the adventure aspect. My Mini Transat dream began five years ago in Lanzarote and it’s the realisation of a dream. For me, it’s already a dream come true to participate in the race and my goal is to make the most of every minute spent on the water. I’ve learned a great deal and I know that process will continue in the second leg. I’m already eager to get going!”