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Clipper Race praised Uruguay as a sporting and business destination

Several international authorities highlighted today, during the presentation of the Clipper Race world race in the resort of Punta del Este, Uruguay as a destination for the development of large-scale sports events and business events.

Punta del Este, Sep 23 (EFE) .- Several international authorities highlighted today, during the presentation of the Clipper Race world race in Punta del Este, Uruguay as destined for the development of large-scale sporting events and business events.

Efe, the CEO of this competition, William Ward, said that one of the main objectives of this race is "putting places on the map".

"In England we do not have many riders from Uruguay, the race is designed to put places on the map and this is a fabulous place"

He also said that this race is "a great ladder" for generating business in the different countries he visits.

"One of our Trade to meet their ministers and that is possibly one of the main reasons why we have this career, "he said.

reference to the wine of that country, which he described as "excellent" and appreciated the warmth with which the different members of the teams participating in this race have been received.

By his part, the British ambassador to Uruguay, Ian Duddy, told Efe that this competition is "a way" to put Uruguay on the map.

"The regatta is a way to unite not only the crews but also to the people. He also reiterated that this city, despite being known in the Southern Cone as one of the main spas during the austral summer, with this race has the possibility of to become known outside of Latin America.

"It is a way to advertise the city outside Latin America so that the British are aware. British in Uruguay and this type of events strengthen this public, "said the diplomat.

Meanwhile, the mayor of the department of Maldonado, which belongs to Punta del Este, Enrique Antía, stressed to the press the importance of this event to place the country on international nautical charts.

"Uruguay is a special brand that people feel close to, that the vice president of the race announced that they already want to return.

During this press conference details were given on this regatta and the data on the arrival and positions of the boats to this stage, which is led by the team Sanya Serenity Coast followed by the crew of the PSP Logistics and in third position the representation of Great Britain.

Clipper Race participants started to arrive this Thursday to the Uruguayan city of Punta del Este after 33 days crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Liverpool (United Kingdom), where last August 20 took the 12 teams participants.

The stop at the Uruguayan resort will be the first stop in the competition before continuing its world tour through Africa, Oceania, Asia, North America, Central America and Europe.

The Clipper Race is a race around the world in which amateur competitors from 41 countries will make 40,000 nautical miles and for the first time in its history will be Punta del Este, as it usually made stops in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

In total, the world regatta will last for about 11 months. This and to make stopover about 10 days in the city, the sailors will continue trip towards Cape Town (South Africa).

Australia, China, the United States and Panama are the rest of the destinations before to get back on European soil.

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