Thursday, July 29, 2021
Home Events Regatta Two VO65 entries set to go head-to-head in inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing...

Two VO65 entries set to go head-to-head in inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy

The inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy is set to thrill sailing fans as two VO65 entries are confirmed to join a fleet of over 50 competing boats that will line up on June 27 for the start of a two-leg race to win a share of a €30,000 prize pool.

Crewed by some of the leading sailors in the world, the VO65 entries will go head-to-head in the fully subscribed race between Cascais and Sesimbra, to raise awareness and important funds for marine conservation projects around the world.

Racing for the Planet – photo © Marc Bow

Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team confirmed the entry of its VO65 ‘Racing for the Planet’ on Wednesday, with skipper Yoann Richomme being joined by a star-studded lineup including Ocean Race winners Charles Caudrelier and Jack Bouttell.

They will face off against a VO65 entry led by The Austrian Ocean Race Project, who are aiming to make their first Ocean Race outing in the next edition.

Yoann Richomme, skipper of the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team said: “There are many reasons why the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy is shaping up to be a fantastic event, but the spectacle of two of the fastest boats in the world racing along the Portuguese coastline will be incredible. I’m looking forward to our first race on board ‘Racing for the Planet’ and it will be a very valuable racing experience to go up against another VO65. I think the competition will be fierce.”

Organised in partnership with the Clube Naval de Cascais, the plastic-free, health controlled Sailing Trophy will be the first event of its kind, as the offshore racing world takes to the water again, in the wake of the global pandemic. A dedicated medical team will be in place for the event, with all participants, support staff and media required to be tested for Covid-19 prior to the race, in order to allow for safe competition in the spirit of raising awareness for marine conservation projects.

Dr. Paulo Mirpuri, Founder of the Mirpuri Foundation said: “We have been thrilled by the response all around the world to the inaugural Sailing Trophy and we look forward to welcoming over 50 boats to Clube Naval de Cascais next week. It will be an impressive sight after such a long break from sailing. The measures we have put in place will allow us to enjoy some fantastic sailing, meet old friends, revive friendly rivalries and witness some of the best racing anywhere in the world. I wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to going racing.”

Registration for the event is now closed. The race will commence on Saturday June 27. Follow the event on social media via #MFSailingTrophy

For more information, visit mirpurifoundation.org/mfst

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

LATEST ARTICLES

Antonini Navi at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival for the first time

Antonini Navi makes its debut at the French boat show, held next September 7 to 12, where it will be showcasing scale...

The Cornerstones of the 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, organized by RCNP

The Copa del Rey MAPFRE remains faithful to its roots as an open, inclusive regatta and this year brings together boats in...

McConaghy Commence Build of First 82-foot Luxury Power Cat

McConaghy are delighted to confirm that build has now commenced on the shipyard's first MC82p, with this model already sold to an...

Isa Yachts announces the launch of the Classic 65 m M/Y Resilience

ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, announces the launch of the elegant and majestic Classic 65 m M/Y Resilience.

Winners announced in international Electric Boats and Boating

The Gussies’ honour 8 boats from 8 countries in 5 categories – from electric ferries to ocean-going yachts to recreational runabouts –...

Construction is now complete on the seventh unit of CLB72

Created for families who are adventurous at heart, CLB72 was first launched in 2019 and has rapidly become one of the fastest-selling...

Dynamiq presents golden GTT 135 Stefania

After 24 months of engineering and construction, the 41-metre Dynamiq GTT 135 Stefania was completed at the company's shipyard in Massa, Tuscany,...

Superyachts, tenders, yachting companies at the MYS

This list should be longer by September 22, the opening day of the show, with the participation of other stunning luxury vessels...

Astondoa’s As range grows with the inminent launch of the new As5

Astondoa's As range grows after the extraordinary reception of the As8, pioneer of this innovative Flybridge cruise line, with the inminent launch...

Bermuda Gold Cup match racing announce to return in 2022

Organizers for the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's Bermuda Gold Cup match racing tournament regret to announce that the 2021 regatta will not...