Sergio Davì has arrived in the Pacific Ocean (in an inflatable boat)!


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Sergio Davì is making his way from Palermo to Los Angeles by dinghy. We heard from him right after his 1,700 nautical mile non-stop feat: crossing the Atlantic. See the interview and his record story here. Today we add a new chapter. Starting in French Guiana, the landing stage after the Atlantic, the navigator touched down in the Pacific Ocean, passing through the Panama Canal.

Sergio Davì has arrived in the Pacific Ocean.

In our interview with him after the crossing, Sergio had stated that the Panama Canal was an unknown. In reality, the Panama Canal transit operation has been described as long and delicate. On the one hand, the 8 1/2 hour navigation to make 49 nautical miles (which took place at night): here one must very carefully follow the instructions provided by the Canal Authority. On the other, the permitting stages, for which as many as 8 days were required. Prior to the transit, Davì and his Aretusa Explorer (aka New Jolly Prince 38cc) “stopped” at the Shelter Bay Marina in Fuerte Sherman (located near the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal), where the necessary (and expensive) inspections were also conducted.

Sergio Davì has arrived in the Pacific Ocean: from French Guiana to Panama.

After Caribbean stops in Port of Spain and Curaçao, Sergio Davì, had made technical stops in the Colombian city of Cartagena. Here had gone on check-ups to the two DF300Bs, programmed with Suzuki Motor de Colombia and a general check-up to the New Jolly Prince 38cc and Simrad on-board instruments. Sergio Davì and his team report that despite the intense navigation to which all the instrumentation and engines are subjected, the equipment shows no signs of stress.

Sergio Davì in the Panama Canal
Sergio Davì in the Panama Canal

Here Davì was also joined by Stefano Germani, financial manager of I-Tronik, who offered support from Colombia during the Panamanian crossing. In fact, transit instructions include a requirement to have an aid on board to handle radio and line instructions in the case of transit in convoy, i.e., several boats lined up.

Now the arrival in the Pacific begins a new adventure within the adventure for Davy. From the Mediterranean, after crossing the Atlantic, Daví is now in the Pacific. The name of his trip “Ocean to Ocean RIB Adventure” has already found its square. At the same time, the mission is still long: there are still a good 3,000 miles to get to Los Angeles!

Read all articles on Sergio Davì here.


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