The annual 2022 Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy, which took place on July 9 and 10, in Cascais, Portugal, came to a close after two days of close and intense racing. The festival of sailing was contested in picture-perfect summer conditions. The regatta, which was established by the Mirpuri Foundation in 2020 to create awareness and raise funds for marine conservation, is organised in conjunction with Clube Naval de Cascais.
An impressive fleet of 85 boats lined up for this year’s edition to do battle across five classes, including high-end VO65 and VO70 race boats, NHC and SB20. The junior Optimist category, an important element of the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy, saw an international fleet of entries race over the two days.
The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy was established to raise awareness and funds for ocean health projects and, during the lavish prize-giving ceremony on Sunday afternoon, the Ocean Award was awarded to Tainá Fonseca for her work titled OneHealth, which looks at the impact of pharmaceuticals on climate change.
During the prize-giving ceremony, Gonçalo Esteves, the President of the Clube Naval de Cascais said: “The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy is one of the most important events on the club’s calendar and has grown from strength to strength over the past three years. The relationship between the Mirpuri Foundation and the club has resulted in some very exciting events and projects, and the club looks forward to continuing to grow this event into one of the premium regattas of the European sailing calendar.”
For results and to read more about the event, please visit the event site HERE.