Pwllheli, Wales Wins Bid To Host The International Sailing Event the One Ton Cup for the IC 45 Class
Attracting the Cardigan Bay One Ton Cup is a major coup for the Pwllheli Sailing Club. Now in its 102nd year, the One Ton Cup is the cream of international sailing it will be the first time in over 100 years that this prestigious sailing regatta has been hosted in Wales.
The Cardigan Bay One Ton Cup sails into Wales from September 5th-9th 2001. It attracts Royal Competitors and Olympic-standard sailors, many of whom also compete in the Americas Cup. The race features the International Class 45 series exclusively designed by master architect Bruce Farr.
Sports channels from satellite stations and Europe's media will be on hand to document the event, which is annually watched by 220 million people in 73 countries worldwide. The One Ton Cup will be broadcast live on the Internet thanks to Virtual Observer.
"We are extremely excited about this event," said Stephen Tudor on behalf of Pwllheli Sailing Club's Cardigan Bay One Ton Cup Committee. "This is a major stepping stone to attracting national and world events on a regular basis to Pwllheli. The area is now being acknowledged as one of the best in the world for sailing."