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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.

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“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.”

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