By the players, for the players!
Wednesday, January 19, 2021
A race decided by the players, and for the players!
A few days ago, a succession of polls was proposed on twitter, about your race preferences. The result of this one is now real with the launch, this Sunday, of the Singapore Express. 3100 miles in Imoca for a big week of racing will be proposed to you, on geographical areas little explored these last years, in the heart of the China Sea.
In terms of route, it will be totally free. After a departure from Tokyo, the skippers will not have any course mark to pass. Thus, several routes could be offered, especially when passing the Philippines. At first glance, the weather conditions seem to be pointing towards a route passing to the north of the Philippines, before diving towards Singapore. Beware, with an exceptional race, an exceptional arrival: it will not be a circle to cross, as usual, but a line to cut, linking Singapore to Batam.
The stability of the winds is never really guaranteed in this part of the world, so it will be a very exciting race. The battle of the China Sea is coming very quickly!
We’ll see you at the start on Sunday, January 23rd at 19:00 UTC+1, and may the best one win!