DUBINI LUIGI

25 years old

Italy

Barcelona

Skipper

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“Champagne sailing”!

At the end of the year, Luigi will become a doctor. Though he’s still undecided between neurosurgery and traumatology, he knows that participating in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère this year is an opportunity not to be missed. “Sailing has always coloured my life. I’ve already crossed the Atlantic in crewed configuration, so I’ve decided to put myself to the test in solo format. I’ve just completed my studies in medicine. I have to take an exam in 2021 to choose my specialism. As a result, at the end of the Mini-Transat, I’m going to return to a year’s revision so my schedule will no longer be compatible with this environment.”

To prove that he deserves his place on the circuit, Luigi has opted for a Pogo 2 to get him to Le Marin. “My aim is to be the top 2nd generation boat. I really want to make the most of the second leg, which is what this race is all about. We’ve been training for two years and we’ve sailed 1,500 miles just so we can race a 2,000-mile transatlantic passage in a following wind making 20 knots - 'champagne sailing!' The Pogo 2 was the least expensive option for me, as well as being the closest choice to Barcelona. I was in two minds about an Argo and a Pogo 2, but the Argo was a bit more expensive. There are more Pogo 2s around too so there was more feedback available and I’ve been able to chat about it with Ambrogio (Beccaria). In Barcelona, there were 5-6 Pogo 2s so we’ve been able to get in some fleet training and I’ve learnt how to trim, get good VMG and push the boat more easily.”

Nautical track record:

- Transgascogne 2019: 35th
- Trofeu Marina Badalona: 5th
- Mini Barcelona 2018: 3rd
- Mare Nostrum 2018: 5th
- Mini Fastnet 2018: 21st
- Mini Petrolera 2018: 3rd