The Marina Riva di Traiano hosts Polus Mini class 6.50

The Riva di Traiano Marina hosts Polus, craft Mini Transat class that sees two young athletes, John Mengucci (17 years) and Edward of Tarsia di Belmonte (18 years) After years of shared passion for the sea, of optimist dinghies, laser and 420, they made headlines in the last participation in "Roma Giraglia", last September.

The two young men arrived at three in the morning unharmed at the Marina di Riva di Traiano surpassing the stormy climate, reaching the finish line at the top of the Group on "double".

With Polus, Mini Transat, boat of 6 meters and 50, designed for the sea ocean floor and with a history that has 70 years of racing, John and Edward thrilled with the success of "Roma Giraglia" sail with dedication and passion just can get away from their crafts to students.

The Marina di Riva di Traiano is their safe haven, departure of all their sail.

I ask the owner John Mengucci of their future projects; MI mentions wanting to participate in various regattas in the Mediterranean in the coming year but his dream is the Mini Transat, two-stage race: Britain – Palmas to 1300 miles; Las Palmas – Martinique by 2700 miles that test every two years older than 80 skippers from all over Europe, in an ocean crossing without notice on the ground and without GPS. The regatta is taking place these days and our young athletes will have to wait for the next two years to participate.

Good guys!!! Fair winds for the coming year and for the great undertaking of 2019.

Article by Michela Naidu

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