- M • 28/04/1992 • 29 years old
Winner of this season’s Mini Calvados Cup Race 2, the double-handed Arcipelago 650 with a certain Ambrogio Beccaria – the event’s reigning champion in the production boat category -, and above all the Puru Challenge Race after taking victory in two of the legs, Alberto Riva is unquestionably one of the ‘main contenders’ in this Mini Transat – EuroChef 2021. “Managing to make it to the start this year was already a victory in itself for me, because since I discovered the Mini 6.50, in 2016, I’ve always dreamed of participating in this event. However, my project has been pushed back on several occasions, firstly due to a lack of time when I was a student, then due to a lack of funds. Today, EdiliziAcrobatica has enabled me to realise my dream!” enthuses the skipper, who launched the build of a Vector 6.50, a latest generation boat equipped with a Scow-type bow, in 2019. “I believe I hold all the cards to finish in the Top 5”, notes the sailor, a born competitor, as well as someone with a sound mind. This is evidenced by the fact that this trained engineer, who notably boasts a Master’s in nanotechnology, works with some of the big teams like Azzurra (TP 52) and Maserati (Multi70), where he is in charge of the on-board electronics and performance analysis. This insight is sure to be an asset for his Atlantic crossing!
- Boat Number: 993
- Boat Race Name: EdiliziAcrobatica
- Category: Serie
- Building year: 2019
- Modèle: Vector
- Énergie à bord: Panneaux solaires