The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has announced the official entry of its VO65 ‘Racing for the Planet’ boat in this weekend’s Cascais Vela, one of the most important regattas in Portugal.
From October 3-5, Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team skipper Yoann Richomme and Team Manager Bruno Dubois will be joined by a team of internationally renowned Ocean Race sailors for this special event which includes former winners Jack Bouttell, Fabien Delahaye, plus Frederico Melo, Bernardo Freitas and Emily Nagel.
Yoann Richomme, skipper of the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team said: “I'm extremely happy to be back onboard Racing For The Planet with the team. It's important for us to train towards our racing goals and Cascais Vela will help us do that. We are trying to finalise our racing team to start organising ourselves for the 2021 season. We have 4 days of offshore training ahead of the Cascais Vela.”
The three-day regatta in Cascais will also see the Mirpuri Foundation Racing team raising important awareness for marine conservation problems.
Paulo Mirpuri, Owner of the team said: “We are privileged to welcome such an incredible team of sailors aboard our VO65 ‘Racing for the Planet’ boat for the Cascais Vela, a traditional regatta organized by our partner Clube Naval de Cascais. The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team will be competing with an underlying sustainability message and will fight very hard for our causes as well as for the race trophy. It will be a very special team of sailors with a genuine interest in the environment, for sustainability and for the values of the Mirpuri Foundation.”
This is the second race for the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team, after winning The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy, a two-leg regatta between Cascais and Sesimbra, this past June, and event that was created by the Mirpuri Foundation to raise awareness and important funds for marine conservations projects with more than 50 high-performance boats taking part.