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Rough seas and even cold at the Capri Napoli Open

Harsh seas, rain and even hail: the swimmers who participated on Friday 8 July in the third and final open round of Capri Napoli 2022, the races that served as a precursor to the Pharmacosmo Cup, this year in the program of Sunday 4 September.

Since leaving Le Ondine Beach Club in CapriIn fact, the swimmers had to deal with the rough seas, which made crossing the 36 kilometers to the finish line in the water in front of Posillipo Marine Club especially difficult. During the race, the athletes also had to contend with rain, which in some places turned into hail. The ordeals that made the test a kind of elimination race, pair made up of American Eddie and UK representative Alan MacPearson, first 47, and second 35, triumphed, completing the tough crossing in 9 hours 27 minutes 57 inches. The other swimmers participating in the Solo test and the athletes included in the four relays at the start (Ab Team, Caimani di Mincio, Water World Swin and Tma) had to instead bow to the strength of the weather. The last one to be sold was the Mexican Abi Ortega, who is out of time.

« Open Test Success – Explains Luciano Kutina, the event sponsor and the ultimate networking, the organizing company of Capri Naples – no doubt by the numbers: In the three days, 93 athletes competed between solo, duet and relay teams representing twelve countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Mexico and the United Kingdom). Spain, Turkey and the USA, plus Italy) from three different continents. A response that will lead us next year to organize four open events, two of which are already sold out. For the last race of 2022, the swimmers faced really unfavorable weather conditions: but that is also the beauty of swimming in the open sea, where the weather factor can distinguish the race. Our satisfaction lies in the fact that each participant, despite working too hard, not only thanked the organization, but also made it clear that he intended to return to try to cross again, in the hope of finding a sea ‘more benevolent’ than in the face this time. .

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