Most sports promoters know that you can have the best platform in the world, but if you don’t have enough competitors, the excitement is going to be limited. Striking a balance between the number of teams that make a race interesting and creating too much sponsorship noise is one that all promoters have to keep in mind. Organisers of the Barcelona World Race have announced another entry for the next event.
[cleeng_content id=”286642644″ description=”99 cents or 10,000 hours. The path to being an expert can be easy or hard. ” price=”0.99″]A Spanish sailing duo of Jaume Mumbrú and Cali Sanmartí will team up as We are Water for the double handed ocean racing event.
The team members and Open 60 yacht will act as ambassadors for solidarity projects from different organisations. The We Are Water Foundation is supported by the Roca company and works towards raising awareness and creating new attitudes towards water as a precious resource. The foundation aims to carry out activities designed to ease the negative impact of a lack of water resources. The areas of activity include the intervention of infrastructures, education, health and research.
We Are Water will activate their message using the platform of the Barcelona World Race with a global reach to promote the We Are Water Foundation name and objectives around the world. The IMOCA 60 livery will display the brands and logos of other NGOs (Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Intermon Oxfam, Unicef, Educación Sin Fronteras and Zero Limits.
Jaume Mumbrú is a lawyer with long career as a solo sailor and is one of the most active Spanish sailors in the Mini class, but also sails on larger yachts, such as in the Round Europe 1999 on board the IMOCA Open 60 Optral.
Sanmartí is an engineer but since 2003 he has been a professional yachtsman, specialising in large racing yachts. He too is a past competitor in the French Mini fleet but has also raced on larger yachts such as in the Voiles de St. Tropez and the Rolex Sydney Hobart, as well as a double-handed ARC regatta on board the 63 footer, Grand Filou.
Andor Serra, Director General of FNOB who organise the Barcelona World Race said:
“Having new teams join this competition is crucial for the Barcelona World Race. For the future of an event like ours it’s as important to have the world’s experts onboard, as well as sailors starting off in the elite ranks of sailing competition. Also the presence of solidarity projects in the Barcelona World Race framework means that this regatta transcends the realms of sport”.
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