Published on 15 November 2021
LUCA DEL ZOZZO, 15TH PRODUCTION BOAT SKIPPER INTO SAINT-FRANÇOIS: “IT WAS A SUMMER CRUISE”
Luca Del Zozzo (998) crossed the finish line of the second leg of the 23rd edition of the Mini Transat EuroChef in 15th place in the Production boat fleet this Monday 15 of November at 03h 52min 50s (UTC). In this way, the skipper of Race = Care took 16 days 13 hours 52 minutes and 50 seconds to complete the 2,700 miles of the course between Santa Cruz de La Palma and Saint-François. His combined race time for the two legs equates to 27 days 17 hours 05 minutes 28 seconds.
“It was a great race. The weather was wonderful. I feel less tired than in the first leg. I was able to rest so I made the most of it. It was a summer cruise! I’m very happy to make the finish and get together with my family here.
It was nothing like my first participation in the Mini Transat (in 2009, editor’s note). The boats were very different for starters. Sailing a Pogo 2 or a Maxi are poles apart. The preparation seemed harder to me this time, as the boat is more complicated. However, the sea hasn’t changed! Squalls in the trades, sargassum…
All in all, I’m happy and proud of myself. I’m going to be able to rest and enjoy some quality time with my family.”