The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team won the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe

The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team, with main sponsor Hi Fly, has won the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe, claiming victory in the final coastal race of the event in Genoa, Italy.

 

Yoann Richomme, Skipper of the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team said: “Job done, mission accomplished! That was a tense race. We got a good start, all the boats around us were over the line early, so we were leading right from the beginning. I think we love to make things a little hard for ourselves. We lost the kite when we started to hoist and I thought we would be passed by some boats but we managed to get it back up in the air and win the race. This is a beautiful project. I have absolutely loved it. I love the crew. I’m very proud of everything we have done together and I’m happy for the Mirpuri Foundation.”

Paulo Mirpuri, President of Hi Fly and Founder of the Mirpuri Foundation said: “This is a very proud day for us all. From the very beginning of this project, the dedication and passion of every member has been very special to witness. As a foundation, we set out to build a team that is capable of winning this race, but it is the individual skill, instinct and endurance that has led to winning in this impressive manner. Above all, a win for the Racing For The Planet crew further amplifies the reach of our message – Stop Climate Change – around the world and that is something to celebrate.”