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Team Angola Cables wins Alcatrazes by Boreste regatta

posted by Angola Cables
Wednesday 25 July 18

Mussulo III wins blue ribbon in the RGS category during the opening event of Ilhabela Sailing Week. Crew now trains to compete with rookie Mussulo 25, starting this Wednesday. Having been marked as a favourite in the RGS category…

Mussulo III wins blue ribbon in the RGS category during the opening event of Ilhabela Sailing Week. Crew now trains to compete with rookie Mussulo 25, starting this Wednesday.

Having been marked as a favourite in the RGS category, Team Angola Cables did not disappoint and won first place in the Alcatrazes by Boreste regatta, which was held last Saturday during Ilhabela Sailing Week. The crew of the Mussulo III crossed the finish line at 18:26, after just over seven hours of racing, thus breaking their own record.

"We were well prepared, but the winds reached 34 knots, which broke the ropes that tie the sail to the bows. We had to replace the sail and the ropes losing about 30 minutes. Even so, we managed to recover, and we won!" said José Guilherme Caldas, commander of Team Angola Cables’ Mussulo III.

The vessel had a crew of ten people, including a special guest, former women's volleyball player and Olympic medalist Ida Alvares, who was participating in a sailing event with a professional team for the very first time.

"Ida made up for the lack of racing experience she has with her experience as a team-sports athlete. She surprised us with her discipline and the necessary level of calmness in the face of adversity." Caldas adds.

New challenge

Throughout this week, four members of Team Angola Cables will return to the sea to participate in a series of HPE class regattas with the debutant Mussulo 25, a smaller 25-foot sailboat.

The crew will be José Guilherme Caldas and the trio of Bahians, Leonardo Chicourel, Rafael Martins and Alberto Vitta. "They will be more competitive regattas, with identical boats that sail very close to each other. We are training a lot,


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