Fortuna III pulverises the record between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata
February 13, 2009 16:47 by Yacht Club Argentino | 0 comments
This might be Fortuna III’s greatest achievement: at 24 hours and two minutes between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, the team destroyed its previous record of 29 hours and 11 minutes. The average speed was around 10.5 knots.
Speaking to Clarín.com, Fortuna II skipper Diego Giavedoni was overjoyed. “we pulverised the record”, he exclaimed, and added “for any sportsperson, beating a record brings professional satisfaction.”
“It was a sort of revenge for the Rolex Cup, which we could not win”, added Giavedoni, although he explained that “the conditions were different. there was very little wind during the Rolex Cup. This time we had quite a high Norwesterly wind and calm seas, which enabled Fortuna to show its true potential.”
Elated by the victory, Giavedoni remarked that Fortuna III’s goals were “a little about beating records, but also about winning” each of the regattas they participate in. One way of finding new challenges when you get to the top.