Published on 9 October 2021
Matteo Sericano (1011 – Gigali), 13th Prototype skipper: “An amusing first leg!”
Matteo Sericano was the 13th Prototype skipper to cross the finish line of the first leg of the 23rd edition of the Mini Transat EuroChef this Saturday 9 October at 10h46'22" (UTC). In so doing, the skipper of Gigali took 11 days 21 hours 16 minutes and 22 seconds to complete the 1,350-mile course between Les Sables d’Olonne and Santa Cruz de La Palma.
“This first leg was very amusing! It’s my second Mini Transat and the start of this one was very different to the first. I made the most of all my time on the water. I’m really happy with the way the boat performed and happy to have made the finish. It’s a bit of a shame that this leg was played out in two phases because prior to the stop I was in a good position. I had a good vision of the whole of the race. The stopover was a bit stressful as the challenge was all about setting sail again as quickly as possible. The second part, especially after Portugal, went very well. I’m proud of myself and I think that once I’ve had a good sleep, I’ll be ready to set sail on the second leg.”