60' Multihull championship

Vigo: 60' Multihull championship

Between 14 and 17 July, the Ria de Vigo Galicia hosted the Grand Prix 2005, integrated into the World Championship Multihulls 60 '. The first time in history that a Spanish port is the scene of a race of this nature. Multihulls competitions 60 'are considered one of the most spectacular in the world of sailing: Formula 1 of sailing.

Since 1996, organized over 30 Grands Prix in cities like Cagliari, Lorient, Calvi, Royan, Marseille or Zeebugre. The best sailors participate in this competition: Mike Bircj. Laurent Bourgnon, Francis Joyon, Loic Peyron, Marc Guillemot, Alain Gautier, Jean Le Cam, Giovanni Soldini, Michel Desjoyeaux, etc.

Or trimarans multihulls are manned by eleven persoas boats reaching speeds of up to 40 knots (about 70 mph). Everything about this race is spectacular: the sound of the strands that make helmets carbon ring, the nearly 450 square meters of sail culminating at 30 meters high, the concentration of the standards and, above all, breaks seafarers in the maneuver on the safety net between the floats.

Witness a multihull regatta can be an unforgettable experience. The boats, larger than a tennis court, veer buoy with ease despite its large size. The racing trimarans is marked by tactical maneuvers and speed.All these elements make the race in a visual spectacle of great beauty.

The Grand Prix is ??structured in nine tests spread over three days of competition (between Friday 15 and Sunday 17 July), combining coastal courses with windward-leeward canes. A competition that lets show the public, sponsors and the media a show starring a type of boats considered by experts as the Formula 1 of the seas.

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