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International Venture Cup race set for May 2014

by Danielle Kopacki on 15 Mar 2013
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On June 8th of 2013 the Venture Cup Prologue will get underway from Tower Bridge in central London to begin a 750 nautical mile, 4-day, 3-country adventure. This prologue is designed to allow us to test crews, boats, officials, processes and technologies in advance of the big race in 2014. The main race will involve distances and challenges that haven’t been faced by anyone in more than forty years, so it’s appropriate that we should ensure that all elements are battle-hardened in a prologue event.

The first full Venture Cup revisits what many consider the all-time greatest powerboat race, which was run once before in 1972 from London to Monte-Carlo. At 0900 on Saturday the 321st of May 2014, right in the heart of London at Tower Bridge, the inaugural Venture Cup will begin. The following 15 days will see the fleet race over 2,400 miles across treacherous seas, visiting 11 cities in five countries.

Entries are currently being taken for both the 2013 Prologue and the full race in 2014, with many major international teams already on board. Aside from a world-class adventure, there are considerable supports available to entrants. If you’ve a team that would like to know more about entering, or if you’re interested in finding out how to get a seat in one of the boats, please send an email to hello@ventureoffshorecup.com

Racing will be conducted with the full support and oversight of both the UK national authority (RYA) and the sport’s global governing body Venture Offshore Cup APBA website
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