Tangier (Morocco), Cape Verde Islands, Auckland, French Polynesia, Ushuaïa (Argentina), Reef (Brazil), Grenada, Lisbon and… Mauritius are the different destinations of the stages of the first world tour named Globe40 and 30 000 miles long*.
In the middle of the course, Mauritius. Manfred Ramspacher, the organizer of the Globe40 was in Mauritius these days to finalize negotiations with the Mauritian authorities.
Initially planned for 2021, this race in a “Class40” boat, a monohull of 40 feet (about 12 meters), will start according to the latest information in June in Tangier. The arrival in Lisbon (Portugal) is scheduled nine months later. The first boats should arrive in Port-Louis in mid-September before setting sail again a few days later for New Zealand (Auckland).
Several events will take place during the sailors’ stopover. About fifteen teams of several nationalities are registered. The rules will allow them to change skipper at each stage.
The organizer of this race is Sirius Events. The company was founded by its CEO Manfred Ramspacher, former naval officer and former CEO for 8 years of the Tour de France à la Voile.
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*one nautical mile = 1.8 kilometers