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Returning for a second consecutive edition, the Yacht Club Punta del Este will be flying the flag for Uruguay as a Team Partner and Host Port on the Clipper 2023-24 Race.
Following a second-place finish in the Clipper 2019-20 Race, the Yacht Club Punta del Este team is back for another circumnavigation. YCPE hopes to continue to promote the Yacht Club and region as a unique stopover destination. YCPE is also about to celebrate its 100th Anniversary, so Race Crew can expect a fiesta on arrival as the celebrations commence! Commodore of the Yacht Club Punta del Este, Juan Etcheverrito said: “It is a great joy to start celebrating our 100th anniversary as a Host Port and Team Partner of the Clipper Race. When a small group of sailors founded the Club so many years ago, little did they imagine a century later a boat would carry their dream all around the world. The team of the Yacht Club Punta del Este, led by its Club member, the Uruguayan Skipper Nano Antía, is not only competing in a race, showing their skills, courage and endurance, but symbolising how far a dream can take you, with the same passion and drive that identifies our Club from its beginning.”
The Yacht Club Punta del Este will also welcome the Clipper Race fleet at the end of Leg 1, after all eleven teams have crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Located on the south-eastern coast of Uruguay, Punta del Este is a stunning destination, with a range of attractions and some of the friendliest locals in the world. Punta del Este not only has a world-renowned sailing scene, developed primarily through the Yacht Club Punta del Este and global sailing events like the Clipper Race, but is also a top surfing and water sports destination. The region’s beaches are perfect for water sports enthusiasts, as well as those looking to relax and unwind and sample a taste of the ‘St. Tropez of South America.’
A true showcase of Uruguayan culture, the Punta del Este stopover is set to be a spectacular event packed with a programme of cultural activities, business engagement and tourism events.