More than two months ago, it was announced that the GLOBE40 would be delayed for a year with the new departure scheduled to depart Tangier in June 2022.
In this way, despite the widespread health crisis, there are a number of positive aspects that have come from this decision, including the preparation of an additional year for projects that are still in process, additional time for the possible emergence of new projects for 2022 and the return of some sailors who had initially called on time in their plans for 2021.
For all these reasons, the beginning of 2021 has been especially encouraged with the purchase of new boats, the implementation of a series of training programs throughout 2021, the constitution of teams and the work in the different alliances of the event.
This approach will continue through the first six months of the year with the new registration deadline of July 1, 2021 for new teams. Given the number of projects in which the budget has been secured or is well advanced, we are on track to achieve the goal of 15 teams being completed by this date, reaching around twenty by the end of 2021.
About 2/3 of the potential fleet will likely consist of international projects and around fifteen nationalities, with a mix of what are often amateurs with vast experience on the high seas, not necessarily earned on a classic European circuit, and professionals. with a considerable track record looking for something a little different.