José Félix GARCÍA, the Head of Communication for the Breitling MEDCUP TP52, explained that much care was being taken when choosing the dates for the Circuit. This was so that the events would not clash with the Volvo Ocean Race, or the America's Cup Acts, as many of the owners and sailors are also participating in these competitions.
Javier POMAR, the Director General of Cronomar (Head of Breitling, Spain) was enthusiastic about the growth of the Circuit for the coming season. POMAR reminded everyone of the energy and enthusiasm that all those who have participated have brought to the project. Preparations for next year's Circuit are well underway.
It was also revealed that for next year the number of teams due to participate in the Circuit will be almost double that of this year, with 20 boats already confirming their presence. As well as the stars of this year's Circuit, Lexus Quantum, Caixa Galicia, Bribon, Orlanda, Atalanti, Bambakou, Cristabella, Aifos, Siemens, Patches and Sjambok, new vessels will also be joining the fleet. Countries such as Germany, Austria, Spain, with one new vessel, and the Netherlands, with two new teams, Britain, Ireland, Norway and the USA have all confirmed their participation in the Breitling MEDCUP 2006.
Among the new teams to take part in the 2006 edition of the Breitling MEDCUP are the Dutch team Sotto Vocce and Mean Machine, the Germans Pinta, Norway's Fram, and the British team Stay Calm. Also joining the fleet are the Americans Rush and Warpath - who will have almost all of the Emirates Team New Zealand onboard. Among the Spaniards to look out for in next year's Circuit, will be Inaki CASTANER's team Ono, following the purchase of the Breitling MEDCUP 2005's winning vessel, Pisco Sour with Vasco VASCOTTO (ITA).