Cape Verde or Cabo Verde in Portuguese, this archipelago of volcanic origin is located north of the Senegalese coast. An essential step for sailors before starting to cross the Atlantic. The Globe40’s first stopover will be on one of the ten islands: Sao Vicente nicknamed “little Brazil” and Mindelo, birthplace of the famous singer Césaria Évoria. It is the second most populated island of the archipelago and lives mainly from fishing and tourism.
Arrival of the first Class40 in Cape verde on July 05, 2022
Start from Cape Verde on July 17, 2022
Programme de l’étape
Sunday 3rd July
Arrival forecast of the first boats.
Monday 4th July :
11.00 am : Press conference at the Ministry of the Sea.
Arrivals other boats of the race.
Tuesday 5th July :
Cabo Verde National day.
Wednesday 6th July :
11:00 am Cabo Verde tourism presentation : Christophe Sims ( Race Office at Porto Grande Hotel).
Thursday 7th July :
06.30 pm: Welcome cocktail at the Marina Mindelo (floating bar).
Sunday 10th July :
07.00 pm: official dinner and prize giving at Mansa Marina Hotel ( just near the Marina ).
Fridday 15th July :
02.00 pm : Inshore race with guests.
03.00 : pm “Regatta show” in the Bay of Mindelo.
Saturday 16th July :
10.00 am: Start and safety briefing at the Race Office (Hotel Porto Grande).
Sunday 17th July :
02.00 pm: Departure from the pontoons.
03.00 pm: Leg 2 start and coastal race in Mindelo Bay.