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New home for the Global Ocean Race is confirmed

by Oliver Dewar 30 Jul 2010 22:07 BST

The organisers of the Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) have great pleasure in announcing they have contracted with the Spanish island of Mallorca to host the start and finish of the circumnavigation. Situated in the Mediterranean, Mallorca will provide a stunning backdrop for the start and finish of this double-handed, round the world race: an event that is on target to attract 20 entries from over 11 nations.

The course for the GOR is now confirmed as: Mallorca – Cape Town (RSA) – Wellington (NZ) – Punta del Este (URY) – Charleston (USA) – Mallorca.

With support from Governmental bodies and corporate partners, the build-up to the start and finish periods of the GOR are planned to be spectacular in this international, dynamic, stylish and cosmopolitan venue. Further details will be announced at a press conference to be held in the coming months.

Mallorca is renowned for hosting premium yacht racing events including the Copa del Rey, the Palma Velas as well as the Superyacht Cup and is capable of providing everything an around the world race could wish for: extensive and high-quality marine services, fantastic sailing conditions, stunning scenery, a rich maritime history and a vibrant onshore scene all combine to provide skippers, sponsors and spectators with an exceptional venue. Starting and finishing the GOR in Mallorca will also present competitors with the challenge of two passages through the Gibraltar Straits on Leg 1 and Leg 5, adding a fifth ocean and multiple tactical decisions to the race course, guaranteeing compelling viewing as the event unfolds.

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