S.R.: L.V.A. DAY 0 - STRESS TEST FOR THE CLASSIC YACHT RACES.


First time published: 2019Jun05
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The first main event POST Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge has opened today the gates today.
Practice copyright © photo Alexander Panzeri
Practice;
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First ingredients: Wind and Waves are in, and some boats were out to do some practise, we just hope the forecast doesn’t change in “Orage” (n.d.t.:thunderstorm).
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Boat cleaning;
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Sails packaging for MARGA F-3 copyright © photo Alexander Panzeri
Sails packaging for MARGA F-3;
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Chinook Meetiing copyright © photo Alexander Panzeri
Chinook Meetiing;
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Second Ingredient: Yachts and Sailors, and they are in, the participants are above 50 so there are also a lot of sailors, old faces and new faces. The number of Big Boat in Antibes has never been high but sincerely 3 is very low, and some like Cambria, TUIGA D-3 and Moonbeam IV D-8 are still missing, and of course is missing EILEAN 449 (Do you remember what they said last November???).
Il Moro di Venezia copyright © photo Alexander Panzeri
Il Moro di Venezia;
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Safety first on Viola copyright © photo Alexander Panzeri
Safety first on Viola;
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Crew Meeting copyright © photo Alexander Panzeri
Crew Meeting;
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I’m still thinking that it has been underestimate the change of the date (one week later) because now the event (LVA) is the same week of the departure of the Rolex-Giraglia and out of the 2nd June week (Italian National holidays), This means that many sailors (and boats) are obliged to choose one or the other (for example TUIGA D-3 is in the list of the Giraglia).
By the way the party on the starting line will be full!
Docks ready copyright © photo Alexander Panzeri
Docks readyc;
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The new village copyright © photo Alexander Panzeri
The new village;
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Third Ingredient: the docks, apart the missing of the old sponsor and its private village on the fort, the organization has opened a new “Bistro” with Sushi and huîtres (n.d.t.: oysters) in front to the traditional open-bar with the “Peroni’s umbrellas”; the blue-Panerai flags (now I’ve to find a new subject to shoot) have been replaced with the new blue-graphic-flags of the new sponsors “Hill Robinson Yacht Management Consultants”. Near the gate of the port of the mega-yachts this year there’s the stand of the Tesla Cars (finally someone has moved away the group of pelmets)
Tesla Car stand copyright © photo Alexander Panzeri
Tesla Car stand;
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The crew of the organization is feeling the new big “complication”, but I know them for 5 years and they always put a lot of sailing passion in the recipe for the LVA, the sailors meeting of classic sailing.
Stay tuned!

Main Website Event: http://www.voilesdantibes.com
Day 0: http://bit.ly/2EVaOL0

Relax for sailors copyright © photo Alexander Panzeri
Relax for sailors;
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