Antarctica Cup Int. Yacht Race 05 Postponed
Antarctica Cup International Yacht Race 2005.
The inaugural Antarctica Cup International Yacht Race planned for a start in 2005 is postponed to a date to be advised.
The event organiser’s business plan for the event provides that the fleet of identical high performance racing boats be owned by the event organisers and provided for use by the competitors at minimal cost to the competitor.
Relieving individual competitors of the task of finding individual team sponsors by consolidating event sponsorship into one major event sponsor , or a family of event sponsors, is the aim of the event organisers.
The search for a major event sponsor/s continues.
Under consideration is a ‘dual-handed’ non-stop circumnavigation of Antarctica to start in late 2006 under a similar race format as the current biennial Antarctica Cup event in a fleet of ‘Open 60’ class racing boats. This event is planned to incorporate a series of ocean races, ‘in between’ the around-Antarctica races, hosted out of Nha Trang in Vietnam –the future Mecca of Asian ocean racing.
Identifying a port in Australasia interested in hosting this ‘dual-handed’ event is work-in-progress.