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.


Tash said...

Sailor Girl - great posts all around. I've enjoyed learning about movies that don't get much publicity in the US, about races, the beautiful paintings...Thanks for the interesting variety.

Raquel Sabino Pereira said...

Thank you, Tash! I'll visit you a.s.a.p.!

Unknown said...

Também gosto dessa bandeira! :-)
Espero bem que o Francisco consiga um sponsor bem depressa!

Small City Scenes said...

Congrats to Lobato, quite a finish.Out here in Anacortes a BMW ORACLE Racing 90ft trimaran was just lauched. I will try to get a picture to show you. MB

George Townboy said...

Congratulations to Francisco!

I've been catching up here .. as always, your posts are fantastic!! And so is your BLUE!