The fastest boats in the world, the authentic Formula 1 of the sea, will compete in Cádiz on October 9 and 10 in the SailGP Spanish-Andalusian Grand Prix. The arrival of these catamarans will turn the province of Cádiz into one of the nerve centers of speed, with the MotoGP World Championship at the Jerez circuit and now the SailGP circuit in the capital.
Cádiz thus becomes part of a circuit in which there are places as diverse as Bermuda, Sydney, Plymouth, Saint-Tropez or San Francisco. It is also the only city that has signed for two years.
With this circuit, devised by the American magnate Larry Ellison and the 5-time America’s Cup winner and Olympic champion, the New Zealander Russell Coutts, they seek to popularize sailing and that is why in the cities where they go they set up a stadium in the sea so that the regattas of these flying catamarans can be followed from the mainland.
The Spanish ship is the F50 Victoria, a name chosen in honor of the first ship that went around the world, the non-Victoria, 500 years ago under the command of Juan Sebastián de Elcano. In this case, María del Mar de Ros, CEO of the Spanish team, leads the project.