This year marks its 50th anniversary. I’ve been on at least ten trips like this, towards the Gulf that hosts more than 2000 boats in just one day. Countless spectators are in attendance. Each year’s event is unforgettable, but this particular edition is a one-off, legendary. Stuff to make you shout “I was there!”
I have a front row position, I open my hi-tech Slam backpack and take out my camera from the inside pocket, ready to capture the starting line, a moment which thrills me every single time. Sailing experts and simple enthusiasts like me, or more daring than me as they venture into the water while I watch from a fabulous viewpoint I managed to find for myself between a wall and a pillar. My backpack withstands water, salt, even scrapes, and so I can stay in my privileged place, as near as possible.
Slam is once again a Gold Sponsor at this 50th Barcolana regatta. And, seeing as my Winter Siffert jacket and Backpack are by Slam, I too feel like a sponsor. In other words: Slam. I am.