Tuesday, August 26, 2008
(The flag of [Sailing Anarchy])
«Portuguese Mini sailor Francisco Lobato came up with an improbable victory in a rough and nasty [Les Sables-Azores-Les Sables] race today. The young Lobato took not only first place in the series (non-turbo) category, but he also beat all the higher-powered prototypes in both legs of the race - a race that saw the retirement of a large part of the fleet.
Equally impressive is the fact that Lobato lost his main sponsor this year, and sailed his Pogo 2 in complete corinithian style through numerous cold fronts, brutal waves and constant gales, relying on last year's sails. Lobato took 6 days, 12 hours on the return leg, while the outward trip took 12 and a half days.
This could be a hell of a chance to sponsor a great prospect for the upcoming 2009 Mini-Transat at a potential bargain – if you're interested and you read Portuguese, [have a look.]»
«Fast Francisco», by Jinx For Jesse, posted at [Sailing Anarchy], August 22, 2008.