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Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy OffShore Races

Cascais, Portugal
  • Event date: 04/06/2022
  • Event end: 05/06/2022
  • When: APR-JUN

The 3rd edition of the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy will take place in Cascais, Portugal, on 4th and 5th June 2022. Around 100 Offshore Sailing Boats, including conventional and high-performance cruisers, are expected.

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

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First Health Controlled Race

The inaugural Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy took place in 2020 with some of the biggest names in offshore sailing taking part.
Organised in partnership with the Clube Naval de Cascais, the health controlled event was the first of its kind as the sailing world took its first steps back to the water in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The two-leg regatta between Cascais and Sesimbra was created to raise awareness and important funds for marine conservations projects. More than 50 boats took part in the event.

Sustainable Regatta

The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy is a plastic-free sustainable regatta and a charitable event. The team registration fees in this edition of the race are 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.

Offshore Sailing in Cascais Portugal

The sustainable two-day regatta will see a large number of sailing boats take to the Portuguese coast from Cascais, to raise awareness and important funds for marine conservation programs.
Organised in partnership with the Clube Naval de Cascais, the Sailing Trophy will start and finish in Cascais.

The race will take place on the Atlantic coast of Portugal

2021 racing highlights in images

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 for individual berth bookings is including the use of a life vest, race fees, mooring fees, water and diesel, but excluding:
  • Flights, visas and transfers to and from the yacht
  • Your Covid-19 testing
  • Your travel and racing insurance
  • Accommodation onshore
  • Food and drinks onboard while training and racing
  • Personal sailing gear and wet weather gear
It is not possible to sleep on board.

Race Schedule

  • 4 June – first race
  • 5 June – second race

The race and social schedule will be published later on. There are two races scheduled.

2021 edition full highlights

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.

Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy Story

It is their aim to make the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy one of the premier annual racing events in the world.

Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy Programme

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 for individual berth bookings is including the use of a life vest, race fees, mooring fees, water and diesel, but excluding:
  • Flights, visas and transfers to and from the yacht
  • Your Covid-19 testing
  • Your travel and racing insurance
  • Accommodation onshore
  • Food and drinks onboard while training and racing
  • Personal sailing gear and wet weather gear
It is not possible to sleep on board.

Race Schedule

  • 4 June – first race
  • 5 June – second race

The race and social schedule will be published later on. There are two races scheduled.

2021 edition full highlights

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

Goal of the Race

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.

Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy Story

It is their aim to make the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy one of the premier annual racing events in the world.

Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy Programme

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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