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Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy OffShore Races

Cascais, Portugal
  • Event date: 04/06/2021
  • Event end: 05/06/2021
  • When: APR-JUN

The second edition of the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy is part of The Ocean Race Europe. The race will take place between Cascais and Sesimbra, Portugal, the home country of the Mirpuri Foundation.

The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy is a very exclusive event, similar to the Legends Race of the last Volvo Ocean Race. Awards are trophies and price money. This is the only opportunity to race with foiling IMOCA’s, Volvo 65’s and offshore and inshore legends!

The Clube Naval de Cascais will partner with the Mirpuri Foundation for this event.

Yachts & Yachting Article ‘Full Ocean Race Europe fleet to headline Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy this summer’

First Health Controlled Race

The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy is the first health controlled Race in the world and has a dedicated medical team ensuring all staff and sailors are in good health and free from the virus COVID-19, including the use of new generation tests that will give the result in less than 15 minutes.

Sustainable Regatta

The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy will be a plastic-free sustainable regatta, and a charitable event. The team registration fees in this first edition of the race being supported by the Mirpuri Foundation and donated to Marine Conservation programs.

The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy aims to be one of the main sailing events in the world, says Paulo Mirpuri, President of the Mirpuri Foundation. Marine conservation is a key cornerstone of our activities at the Foundation and provides the inspiration for The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy. We believe in the power of sport to bring people together and raise awareness for the challenges our planet is facing. Sailing provides us with a direct link to the beautiful but fragile oceans that we all rely on so heavily.

Program Mirpuri Foundation Sailing onboard the Volvo 70’s

We have Volvo 70’s E1, Green Dragon and Ocean Breeze available for berth bookings or whole boat charter. More information about prices and details for a whole boat charter is available on request.

For this race, there are 4 days of training and preparation. On day 1 there is a briefing and you will go through manoeuvres and procedures. On day 2 there will be more training on the water to get more familiar with the boat. On day 3 we have an option to go training depending on how the first two days went, depending on the weather. Otherwise, we will use this day for the preparation of the race and the boat. Day 4 is all about the preparation of the boat before the race.

The crew

The maximum crew for offshore sailing is 20, but she needs a minimum of 8 to be sailed well.

Your skipper Johannes Schwarz

The boat comes with a boat representative/skipper who does not need to be the helmsman. One of the skippers will be Johannes Schwarz owner of these Volvo 70’s, he is already around the racing circuit for 20 years. He gets very good results with amateur crews. Very recently he became second in the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2019 with Volvo 70 E1 with an amateur crew and three professionals. He finished just a few minutes behind a newer generation Volvo 70 I Love Poland that had a full professional crew onboard. With Volvo 70 Green Dragon and a crew of individuals, Johannes beat the record of the RORC Transatlantic Race 2021 and won the International MAXI Association Trophy. We can add 2-4 professionals, being the main trimmer, pit person, bow person as you wish.

Package

The package is including the use of a life vest but excluding:
  • Flights, visas and transfers to and from the yacht
  • Your Covid-19 testing
  • Your travel and racing insurance
  • Accommodation onshore in Cascais and Sesimbra
  • Personal sailing gear and wet weather gear
  • Food and drinks when racing and training on the boat
  • The race entrance fee if there is any
  • Marina fees
  • Water and Diesel
It is not possible to sleep on board before the start of the race.

Race Schedule

  • 4 June – offshore race from Cascais to Sesimbra area
  • 5 June – offshore race from Sesimbra Area to Cascais

The social schedule, as well as the exact departure and arrival gate and overnight anchor zone at Arrábida Coast near Sesimbra, will be published later on.

There are two races scheduled.

Notice of Race of the 2021 edition of the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy

The goal of this race

  • Limit the event’s environmental footprint, minimizing waste and adopting good environmental practices
  • Reducing, reusing and recycling whenever possible;
  • Banning single-use plastic from the event, including on the competing boats, eliminating the use of plastic bags, plastic water bottles and plastic packaging
  • Choose and promote the use of environmentally-friendly materials, in alternative to plastic
  • Guarantee, alongside Clube Naval de Cascais (hosting entity), recycling and water points
  • Encourage teams to adopt more responsible and sustainable practices
  • Lead by example, sharing the Mirpuri Foundation’s sustainability message, making sure that, together, we can all raise awareness to the need to protect our oceans and to influence the sailing world to make a positive change for the future of the planet.

About the Mirpuri Foundation

The Mirpuri Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Portugal. Founded by entrepreneur Paulo Mirpuri with the aim of contributing to a better world for future generations. With its belief that leading by example is the best way to change mindsets, the Mirpuri Foundation fosters cooperation between legislators, corporations, communities and individuals. The Mirpuri Foundation acts in six distinct areas: Marine Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, the Performing Arts, Social Responsibility, Medical Education and Research, and Aeronautical Education and Research. The foundation’s commitment to sustainability is transversal and is reflected in all its activities. The Mirpuri Foundation is synonymous with technology, research, information and innovation. Allied to these characteristics are the values of integrity, perseverance and altruism in order to better impact the planet.

Medical Team

The Organizing Authority (the Clube Naval de Cascais) will guarantee a medical team that subject to the epidemiologic status of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic prevailing at the time of the Race and/or applicable related Government regulations might require to test every participant and event staff for COVID-19.

Every Sailor might be tested for COVID-19 shall the Medical Team of the Organizing Authority decide to do so based on 2.11 above. A person that tests positive shall not compete, race nor attend any event of this championship.

Travel wisely

You can fly in and out of Lisbon (Lisbon Airport) which is a 35-minute drive from Cascais.

Please travel well informed, and make sure you follow the government guidelines of every specific country COVID-19. Many countries have new access restrictions due to COVID-19. Please confirm the entry requirements before booking. We are not responsible for any problems you might encounter while travelling. More information.

Boats
Program

Program Mirpuri Foundation Sailing onboard the Volvo 70’s

We have Volvo 70’s E1, Green Dragon and Ocean Breeze available for berth bookings or whole boat charter. More information about prices and details for a whole boat charter is available on request.

For this race, there are 4 days of training and preparation. On day 1 there is a briefing and you will go through manoeuvres and procedures. On day 2 there will be more training on the water to get more familiar with the boat. On day 3 we have an option to go training depending on how the first two days went, depending on the weather. Otherwise, we will use this day for the preparation of the race and the boat. Day 4 is all about the preparation of the boat before the race.

The crew

The maximum crew for offshore sailing is 20, but she needs a minimum of 8 to be sailed well.

Your skipper Johannes Schwarz

The boat comes with a boat representative/skipper who does not need to be the helmsman. One of the skippers will be Johannes Schwarz owner of these Volvo 70’s, he is already around the racing circuit for 20 years. He gets very good results with amateur crews. Very recently he became second in the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2019 with Volvo 70 E1 with an amateur crew and three professionals. He finished just a few minutes behind a newer generation Volvo 70 I Love Poland that had a full professional crew onboard. With Volvo 70 Green Dragon and a crew of individuals, Johannes beat the record of the RORC Transatlantic Race 2021 and won the International MAXI Association Trophy. We can add 2-4 professionals, being the main trimmer, pit person, bow person as you wish.

Package

The package is including the use of a life vest but excluding:
  • Flights, visas and transfers to and from the yacht
  • Your Covid-19 testing
  • Your travel and racing insurance
  • Accommodation onshore in Cascais and Sesimbra
  • Personal sailing gear and wet weather gear
  • Food and drinks when racing and training on the boat
  • The race entrance fee if there is any
  • Marina fees
  • Water and Diesel
It is not possible to sleep on board before the start of the race.

Race Schedule

  • 4 June – offshore race from Cascais to Sesimbra area
  • 5 June – offshore race from Sesimbra Area to Cascais

The social schedule, as well as the exact departure and arrival gate and overnight anchor zone at Arrábida Coast near Sesimbra, will be published later on.

There are two races scheduled.

Notice of Race of the 2021 edition of the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy

Requirements

The goal of this race

  • Limit the event’s environmental footprint, minimizing waste and adopting good environmental practices
  • Reducing, reusing and recycling whenever possible;
  • Banning single-use plastic from the event, including on the competing boats, eliminating the use of plastic bags, plastic water bottles and plastic packaging
  • Choose and promote the use of environmentally-friendly materials, in alternative to plastic
  • Guarantee, alongside Clube Naval de Cascais (hosting entity), recycling and water points
  • Encourage teams to adopt more responsible and sustainable practices
  • Lead by example, sharing the Mirpuri Foundation’s sustainability message, making sure that, together, we can all raise awareness to the need to protect our oceans and to influence the sailing world to make a positive change for the future of the planet.
About the Mirpuri Foundation

About the Mirpuri Foundation

The Mirpuri Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Portugal. Founded by entrepreneur Paulo Mirpuri with the aim of contributing to a better world for future generations. With its belief that leading by example is the best way to change mindsets, the Mirpuri Foundation fosters cooperation between legislators, corporations, communities and individuals. The Mirpuri Foundation acts in six distinct areas: Marine Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, the Performing Arts, Social Responsibility, Medical Education and Research, and Aeronautical Education and Research. The foundation’s commitment to sustainability is transversal and is reflected in all its activities. The Mirpuri Foundation is synonymous with technology, research, information and innovation. Allied to these characteristics are the values of integrity, perseverance and altruism in order to better impact the planet.

Covid-19

Medical Team

The Organizing Authority (the Clube Naval de Cascais) will guarantee a medical team that subject to the epidemiologic status of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic prevailing at the time of the Race and/or applicable related Government regulations might require to test every participant and event staff for COVID-19.

Every Sailor might be tested for COVID-19 shall the Medical Team of the Organizing Authority decide to do so based on 2.11 above. A person that tests positive shall not compete, race nor attend any event of this championship.

Tips

Travel wisely

You can fly in and out of Lisbon (Lisbon Airport) which is a 35-minute drive from Cascais.

Please travel well informed, and make sure you follow the government guidelines of every specific country COVID-19. Many countries have new access restrictions due to COVID-19. Please confirm the entry requirements before booking. We are not responsible for any problems you might encounter while travelling. More information.

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