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Prof. Salvatore Bommarito, Arch. Mario Virano, Alberto Monaco, dr. Giuseppe Polizzi, Ispettorato Territoriale Sicilia, COSPAS / SARSAT (Bari), Salpancore (Palermo), Kannad, Mc Murdo, Yokohama Bayside Marina (Japan), Centro Velico Balestrate, Prof. Robin Candau, Prof. Philippe Grise, Prof. Alain Groslambert, Lega Navale Italiana, Federazione Italiana Vela, Tecno Team (Palermo), Nautica del Porto-Porto Garibaldi, Antonio Farinelli, Stefano Trombelli, Luca Rizzi, ESPACE MER - Les Sables d'Olonne, PORT OLONA - Les Sables d'Olonne,  Picchio - Pietro Matteucci, Alessandra e Massimo Giardini, Lega Navale Italiana Sciacca, Lega Navale Italiana Bari, Lega Navale Italiana Crotone, Lega Navale Italiana Agrigento, Lega Navale Italiana Castellammare del Golfo

ALESSANDRO DI BENEDETTO'S OCEAN CROSSINGS AND ROUND THE WORLD

2013: TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE (double-handed from Le Havre, France to Itajai, Bresil) on a 60 feet IMOCA sailing boat, OCEAN MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP;

2012-2013: VENDEE GLOBE, round the world race, single-handed, non stop, without assistance on a 60 feet IMOCA sailing boat;

2009-2010: Round the world on a 21 feet sailing boat, single-handed, non stop, without assistance. First in the world approved by the World Sailing Speed Record Council/International Sailing Federation;

2006: World Record - North Pacific Ocean Crossing, single-handed, from Yokohama to San Francisco, non stop, not assisted in the "20 feet sport" category, approved by WSSRC/ISAF
In August 2006 he performed a World Record and Initial Record in the 20’ sport category (less than 20 feet long without sailboat cabin) of the World Sailing Speed Record Council / International Sailing Federation (WSSRC/ISAF) with the TRANSPACIFIC from Yokohama to San Francisco, single-handed, non stop, not assisted. Nautical miles: 4482.
He is the first, and today the only one all over the world, succeeding in the Atlantic and Pacific crossings on a sport catamaran, single-handed, no stop, not assisted – the two Records are ratified by the WSSRC/ISAF.

2006

2002: First single-handed transatlantic in the "20 feet sport" category (less than 20 feet sport catamaran without cabin), non stop, not assisted,  approved by WSSRC/ISAF
In December 2002 he realized the First single-handed transatlantic crossing in the 20’ sport category of the WSSRC/ISAF by crossing from Las Palmas to Guadeloupe.
Route: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Pointe à Pitre Guadeloupe – French West Indies. Nautical miles: 2700.
2002


other crossings on mini-catamaran with no cabin and not assisted:


2001 - Italy-Canary Island singlehanded, non stop; Nautical miles: over 1700

1993/1992 - TRANSATLANTIC (in pair); Nautical miles: over 2300

1992 - (in pair) Italy-Spain crossing (Siviglia, EXPO '92); ­Spain-Canary Island; Canary Island-Cape Verde; Nautical miles: over 2200



 
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