Sailing Races Around The World

There are several sailing events of international importance that are ongoing this weekend and next. Foremost among them is the Volvo Ocean Race that starts from Alicante. There is also a middle sea race that would span 608 miles and would start from Valletta which is a harbor area in Malta. The third event to look out for is the Annual Student Yachting World championship that is in its 37th edition and was flagged off from Frioul islands which is off the coast of Marseilles. This race concludes this weekend, which would be completing five days of consequent races.

There is also the 690 mile long race between Hong Kong to Vietnam which is happening this weekend and is in its biennial edition.

Among all these races the Volvo Ocean Race is eminent which is inevitable. This event has a lot of glitz and glamor attached to it as it will carry on through winter and continues till June 2018 when the contenders will be reaching Cape Horn or Cape of Good Hope. The race would finish at The Hague in The Netherlands. This race has a predominant European flavor, though the Chinese connections are also evident. This race will have seven skippers among whom one skipper position underwent a change when a replacement had to be sought as there was a budget overrun issue. The first leg of the race starts this weekend from the Alicante harbor of Spain, which is located on the Iberian Peninsula. The first leg continues till Lisbon in Portugal which would span 1450 miles. There are stars like Damian Foxall and Annalise Murphy, who are sailors on Volvo 65 One Designs and would be holding the attention of most people. Damian being a boy from Derrynane has proven himself in several international sailing events, Annalise Murphy has signed up to be part of the Turn the Tide on Plastic campaign.

Yacht Club de Monaco opens its doors

Solar1 launched by Nakhimov, was made to exhibit the technology and innovations in solar power. Solar1 showcased a magnificent 1st year event at new Yacht Club de Monaco earlier in July; with three days of racing, involvement from more than twenty four teams from all across the world, highly booming supporting events; from an extremely popular Solar Conference to a Kids Solar Race, with speakers from top industries. This was a magnificent event.

Solar1 really exceeded all anticipations, and are happy to officially declare the return of Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup to primarily in 2015. From 9th to 11th July, 2015, Monaco would again see squads from across the world go down to race in Larvotto bay and Port Hercules, in an even more explosive and thrilling event, for Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup World Championship award.

This year saw the very first Plain Sailing Monte Carlo Cup, where enthusiasts and experts from across the world joined together to make an unforgettable experience, offering a magnificent synergy among innovation, motion and nature. Next year’s edition would be much better and bigger; with more worldwide teams, more technological advances, higher speeds, tougher races, more competition, an all round electric experience and bigger supporting events.

The official invitation to take part in Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup has been unveiled, and already many teams have signed up to take part and defend their titles. 1st November is the deadline for team participation.