Transatlantic RIB challenge
Boat reaches Cape Verde
The Ocean RIB Experience, a challenge to take a 10m RIB from Marina Arenella in Palermo, Sicily, to Recife in Brazil, has reached Cape Verde.
Marine adventurer Sergio Davi and his co pilot Alesseo Bellavista set off in Nemo, a Master 996 powered by two Suzuki 200hp outboards, on Saturday April 29. The route takes them across three continents and five countries, (Italy, the Balearic Islands, Spain, Morocco, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Brazil).
The total journey of 4,400 miles is expected to take 55 days, almost half of which will be at sea cruising at 20 knots during the day and 7 knots at night. The longest leg is over 1,000 miles and will take almost four days at an average speed of 14 knots. Believed to be the first RIB crossing from Europe to Brazil, the aims of the attempt include a technical test of the boat and on-board equipment, to create a documentary of life on board and places visited, and to promote an intercultural exchange between Europe, Africa and Latin America. Follow the adventure online at www.ciuriciurimare.com.
The transatlantic RIB is powered by a pair of Suzuki 200hp outboards