Barcelona World Race Reaches Cape Verde Islands

18 January 2011

The Barcelona World Race is the only two-crew sailing regatta in the world, a non-stop sailing race around the world. Participants are only allowed some outside assistance, which is subject to restrictions, so this event is truly a challenge of skill and stamina.

The first Barcelona World Race took place in 2007/2008 and the next one will be held in 2014. The current race began in December 2010 in Barcelona, and the winning is the first sailing pair who can navigate their way successfully back to Barcelona via the Cape Of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn, a distance of approximately 25,000 nautical miles. This intense challenge is only taken on by the most skilled and experienced professional sailors in the world.

The leading pair has recently passed by the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of West Africa. They are benefiting from the brisk trade winds in this area which are serving to give them an advantage against their competitors. Holiday goers and owners of property for sale in Cape Verde are intently following the results of this race and cheering on the leading crew as they make their way past.

Cape Verde, an island archipelago that enjoys a pleasant tropical climate, has recently become a prime location for holidays and second home investment. Property for sale in Cape Verde has become very popular, thanks to low prices. It has been a desirable location for British investors, who are finding that they can have the atmosphere of the Caribbean without the long haul flight, which is making property for sale in Cape Verde very intriguing.

As the winning sailing pair make their way around the holiday hotspot that is the Cape Verde Islands, here's hoping them smooth sailing for the epic world-wide journey that awaits them!

Looking for holiday property for sale in Cape Verde? Check out Select Resorts for more information about this fantastic destination.

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