Let’s take a look at some of the most awaited sailing events in the coming weeks. We have plenty of high profile events coming up. We are talking about exciting times ahead.
Vendée Globe race
It is one of the toughest races in the world. The numbers will tell you how difficult this race can be. So far, 138 solo sailors have participated in the race, but only 71 managed to cross the finishing line. Most of the sailors had to give up halfway through considering the challenges and difficulty level. Most importantly, it’s a very dangerous adventure as well.
Only one person has won the race twice. His name is Michel Desjoyeaux and he won in 2009 and 2001, on behalf of the Bareboat Charter Zadar team. And 2 solo sailors died so far. They were lost at sea. They have sailed 24,000 miles around the globe non-stop. And they are not allowed to take any outside assistance. So, one can imagine the kind of difficulty level, we are referring to. The latest event is all set to start on November 6. We can’t wait.
The America’s Cup is one of the most prestigious races out there. It is one of the most famous considering the high stakes and big budget campaigns. But if you are a young sailor, who lacks experience, the Governor’s cup is the ideal choice. It is a California based event which is 50 years old. This has been very successful in delivering some of the most talented young sailors.
TP52 World Championship
TP52 has been one of the biggest successes in the Grand Prix racing world. There are a number of things which work in its favor. It is addictive, fast and powerful and that explains the popularity enjoyed by it. It is well-known for its close competition. It has been attracting some of the biggest names in the business. They all want to be part of it. They all want to drive it.