Would you like to know something about regatta? In general, a regatta is defined as a series of boat races, mainly for rowed or sailed water ones. There still have many debates about the name “regatta” whether it’s derived from Latin or Italian. A typical regatta consists of races (as the core activity indeed) and many other social and entertained events. Being considered as the competition for amateurs, however, regatta is still well-organized and follows rules for schedule and procedure of the race.
Among many famous regatta circuits, Audi MedCup is named as a leading one although it has just been held for 5 times. Audi MedCup (you can realize from the name) gets sponsor by automobile manufacturer Audi. The competition often lasts 5 months, starting from May; its route goes throughout Southern Europe and attracts sailors all over the world. In order to make the competition special, a rule related to the boat design is issued, stating that each and every boat has the same design, which means that it depends on how skilled the sailors are to win. It features two kinds of boats: TP52 and GP42. While TP52 was being competed right from the first edition of the race, GP42 was just added to the list since 2009.
This year, Audi MedCup will return to Moll de la Fusta – Port Vell marina, Barcelona from 12 to 17 of September. Parallel activities will be held during the completion and expect to attract lots of people.
Check out the video for 2010 race in Barcelona:
See you there!