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CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD RACE

Noticias

 Lanzamiento oficial: Conferencia de prensa

PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY 

 

For the first time in the 21-year history of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Punta del Este, Uruguay, will feature as the South American Host Port for the 2017-18 edition. 

Punta del Este is one of South America's most fashionable resorts, enjoying a prime location at the mouth of the River Plate and the Atlantic Ocean. 

The city boasts a number of top beaches, fine restaurants and tourist attractions which draw local and international visitors to its shores and will use its Clipper Race exposure to position Punta del Este, and Uruguay more prominently as a must-visit tourist destination and sports capital. 

The Clipper Race’s matched fleet of twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts will be hosted by the Yacht Club Punta del Este (YCPE), which sits proudly on the popular peninsular of Punta del Este, when they arrive after completing its marathon north to south Atlantic crossing. 

The YCPE holds synonymous values to the Clipper Race; it prides itself on its diversity, promotes and encourages people of all ages to learn to sail, and teaches the values of teamwork and fair play whilst encouraging self-improvement to its members. 

Commenting on the Clipper Race’s newest Host Port Partner, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, said: “Punta del Este is a vibrant new stopover for the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race and I am very pleased to welcome them as a Host Port Partner. 

“Having experienced all that Punta del Este has to offer first hand, I know that the city is well positioned for the Clipper Race and the fantastic Yacht Club facilities will make this a brilliant stopover for Clipper Race crew members, supporters and partners alike. 

“We look forward to bringing Punta del Este, and Uruguay, to our global stage during the 2017-18 edition of the race.”

Yacht Club Punta del Este

Calle 10 esq. 13 - Punta del Este
Maldonado, Uruguay
(+598) 4244 0220
(+598) 4244 0219
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