Transatlantic crossing sponsored by Mirpuri Foundation

Bridgetown, Barbados - 05/02/17: Green Dragon for the Mirpuri Foundation completes its 2,300 nautical transatlantic voyage from the Cape Verde Islands to Barbados. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

(CapeVerde) The Mirpuri Foundation sponsor’s of a transatlantic crossing organized by its founder, Paulo Mirpuri, will leave Mindelo, Cape Verde January 29th, and is expected to arrive in Barbados 7 days later.

The foundation has selected for this expedition a 21 meters Volvo Ocean Race high-performance sailing vessel, capable of exceeding 25 knots speed, four times faster than a typical sailing cruiser.

The boat, named ” Mirpuri Foundation”, was prepared for the crossing at a yard near Alicante, home for the Volvo Ocean Race organization, and has been positioned in Cape Verde for the event.

The journey will be covered on a daily basis by sailing specialist journalist Nysse Arruda.

Onboard “Mirpuri Foundation” and under Paulo Mirpuri command there will be a total of 8 crew members experienced in offshore racing plus 6 VIP guests which will fully participate in the handling and sailing of the boat.

The main goal is to raise awareness towards the Mirpuri Foundation’s activities and intervention domains.

By Ernesto Cooke

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