• Bella Mente Retires From Caribbean 600




    We are sad to announce the retirement of Bella Mente.

    Hap Fauth's Maxi72 Bella Mente (USA) was a shock early retirement, pulling up just after passing Willoughby Bay to return to Antigua. In the big sea state, the new design showed phenomenal speed, but the pounding proved too much, and having shipped a ton or more of water down below, turned for home. All of the Bella Mente crew are safe and well.

    "Bella Mente has decided to retire from the 2019 Caribbean 600. Everyone is safe and back ashore. We appreciate all of the efforts from the RORC, Race Committee, friends in Antigua and family supporting us globally. Bella will remain in Antigua and switch to inshore race mode and prepare for our next race."
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Caribbean 600 Off And Running started by Photoboy View original post