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Mirpuri Foundation racing team wins line honours first in Cascais Vela 2021

by Mirpuri Foundation 31 Aug 10:57 PDT 27-29 August 2021
Mirpuri Foundation racing team wins line honours first in Cascais Vela 2021 © Neuza Aires Pereira / Cascais Vela 2021

The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team, which recently won The Ocean Race Europe trophy, was awarded the trophy for line honours 1st place with its VO65 boat "Racing for the Planet", with a clean sweep of victories in one of the biggest and most prestigious regattas in Portugal, Cascais Vela, organized by the Clube Naval de Cascais.

The traditional regatta returned in its twenty-first edition with the best national and international sailors returning to Cascais for the closing of the summer season, between the 27th and 29th of August.

A historic moment for Portugal, as for the first time a 100% Portuguese crew joined our well known faces Frederico Melo, Bernardo Freitas and Mariana Lobato in the VO65, skippered for this race by the oceanic sailor and "Racing for the Planet" Boat Captain António Fontes.

This was the VO65 "Racing for the Planet" first race after winning the famous The Ocean Race Europe last June. The boat now competed in Portuguese waters, continuing to raise important awareness to the Mirpuri Foundation's campaign "Racing for the Planet - #StopClimateChange", which aims to alert for the serious problems affecting our oceans and global warming.

See the full results here...

Cascais Vela 2021 - 100% Portuguese crew

  • António Fontes - Skipper
  • Frederico Melo
  • Bernardo Freitas
  • Mariana Lobato
  • Hélder Basílio
  • Matilde Pinheiro de Melo
  • João Matos Rosa
  • Manuel Dantas
  • Jorge Ferreira
  • Mafalda Pires de Lima
  • Francisco Maia

With our very best regards,

Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team

mirpuriracingteam.com

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