#routedesprinces – Ireland's Volvo Ocean race winner Damian Foxall will race onboard the MOD 70 Oman Sail when the giant Multihull fleet races into Dun Laoghaire harbour from June 20th to 23rd.
Originally destined for Cork Harbour the route revealed today instead names the sole Irish port on the voyage as the East coast port on Dublin Bay.
The Route des Princes is a new round-Europe competitive sailing event open to all multihull boats over 50ft. The organisers are owners of large multihulls, ocean racing enthusiasts and major players in the European food-processing industry, whose aim is to give this event popular appeal. The intention is to make each stage of the Route des Princes a local festival, a celebration of coastline and rural environment, practical skills and the art of living.
The event will start from Puerto America, the magnificent new marina development in the Spanish port of Valencia. The grand finale, organized to coincide with the Entre Terre et Mer" (Twixt Land and Sea) festival, is programmed for 30 June 2013 in the Bay of Morlaix, Brittany.
The schedule for the Route des Princes that was officially announced today is as follows:
Start : Valencia – june 6th-9th 2013
Lisbon – June 13th to 16th 2013
Dùn Laoghaire (Dublin) – June 20th to 23th 2013
Plymouth – June 26th to 30th 2013
Finish: Baie de Morlaix – June 30 2013