Six pro-am races and a fleet race will are planned as the Vestas Wind sails to Italy to compete in the prestigious Genoa Boat Show at the end of September.
Two months after finishing the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 in Gothenburg and making a home stop in Copenhagen, the Vestas Wind will greet our Italian fans in their first chance to see Team Vestas’ Volvo Ocean 65 on home waters after spending over four months in the country for repair earlier this year.
Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson and his crew memorably re-joined the race after near disaster in the second leg last November when the boat was grounded on a reef in the Indian Ocean.
“The last time we were in Genoa, we were on our way to Persico Marine to repair our Volvo Ocean 65, so it’s very special to be able to be back in Italy racing our boat,” said Nicholson. “The Vestas Wind is in great condition and the Team still has much more to give, as fans saw when we returned ahead of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Lisbon. I’m proud to represent Vestas at the Genoa Boat Show and look forward to competing against Team SCA once more,” he continued.
Team Vestas Wind will join Team SCA in Italy where they will be matched in two daily pro-am, in-port races on September 30, October 1 and 2 before they join a Genoa Boat Show fleet race on Saturday, October 3rd.
The boats will be open to the public on Sunday 4th October, and there will be plenty to see and do for all the family in the Genoa Boat Show.
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