After the weeks of bad weather that affected Italy and Sicily in particular, Sergio Davì confirmed the departure of his new adventure: December 15! The Ocean to Ocean Rib Adventure is therefore officially ready to go.
Sergio Davì from Palermo to Los Angeles: departure tomorrow
After nearly a month of postponements due to less than encouraging weather windows, Sergio Davì is finally ready to depart Palermo for the Pacific Ocean, all on a 10-meter dinghy, the Arethusa Explorer. The departure ceremony will take place Dec. 15, 12 noon at Palermo’s Marina Arenella pier, where the sailor will officially cast off his moorings.
It also must not have been an easy time because when preparing for such an undertaking, the urge to leave takes over. However, the spirit of adventure should not hinder the judgment of a good sailor. Once again, in fact, Sergio Davì proved that he is a true man of the sea, who can recognize when conditions do not allow for safe navigation.
Watch our exclusive interview with Sergio Davì before departure here.
Arethusa Explorer, from Palermo to Los Angeles on a 10-meter inflatable boat
Sergio Davì for this crossing will have Suzuki outboards to propel the dinghy, a new Jolly Prince 38 called the Arethusa Explorer. It is powered by two Suzuki DF300Bs, a model derived from the DF350A, Suzuki’s most powerful (to date) model, from which it inherits the six-cylinder architecture, the 4.4-liter thermal unit, and the foot equipped with twin counter-rotating propeller propulsion.
Due to the double propeller and its displacement, these engines release high torque values. A critical element for engines that, depending on the situation, may also have to do hours of sailing in displacement trim. Sergio Davì’s dinghy is 10.63 meters long, 3.80 meters wide and will often sail with a full load.
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