Transat­lantic RIB chal­lenge

Boat reaches Cape Verde

Motorboat & Yachting - - World News -

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.ciuri­ci­uri­

The transat­lantic RIB is pow­ered by a pair of Suzuki 200hp out­boards

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