Monday, January 07, 2008

Official calendar of the GP42 2008 Cup is now final

The International GP42 Association have announced the final calendar of the their GP42 2008 Cup. The second circuit of the fast-growing GP42 class will be richer in events and even more international than the inaugural one in 2007. The GP42 2008 Cup will consist of 6 events in no less than 4 European countries.

The starting gun of the 2008 season will be fired in 4 months from now in the Italian city of Santa Margherita, on the Ligurian coast. The Yacht Club Italiano will organize the season's inaugural event, Trofeo Pirelli – Copa Carlo Negri, from the 1st till the 4th of May.

The second event event will take place in France (another premiere for 2008) again under the auspices of the Yacht Club Italiano. The famous city of Saint-Tropez will be the stage for the Giraglia Rolex Cup, from the 8th until the 11th of June.

The GP42 fleet will then move to Valencia in order to compete in the Trofeo de la Reina, from the 10th till the 13th of July.

The season's 4th event couldn't be other than Europe's most famous and prestigious regatta, the Copa del Rey. The GP42 fleet will undoubtedly steal the spotlights in Palma, Mallorca from July 25 to August 3.

After 4 events in the Mediterranean, the GP42 fleet will move to the Atlantic, racing off the coast of Portuguese city Cascais. The Trofeu Quebramar-Chrysler, from the 28th till the 30th of August, will become the stage of exciting races for a second consecutive year.

The closing event of the 2008 international season will again be on Atlantic waters, in the Spanish island of Lanzarote. After its success in 2007 as a part of the Spanish national circuit, the Trofeo Puerto Calero – César Manrique, from the 15th till the 18th of October, will see the international GP42 fleet race for the last time in 2008.

Don't forget to visit the official website for more information on the fast-growing GP42 class.



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