As part of the Mumm 30 circuit, the Pro Am Cup is for this it's seventh running of the event, to be known as the K-Challenge Pro-Am Challenge. The event is due to begin later this month and racing starts on 17 October.
21 boats from seven nations are expected at the event, to be held this year in Marseilles, France, and the unique format of the competition allows sailors from the Amateur side of the sport as well as hardened professionals to race on the same course.
As well as the invited skippers that include, Thierry PEPONNET and John CUTLER from the K-Challenge America's Cup syndicate, Loïck PEYRON (FRA), Franck CAMMAS (BEL), Bertrand PACÉ (FRA) and Jochen SCHUEMANN (SUI), there will be a host of the top amateur teams from Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Netherlands, Germany and France.
Armel LE CLEACH, who is invited as the last great winner of La Solitaire du Figaro, as well as all the Cap Sport team, who won the Tour de France à la Voile last summer.
So we will see a meeting of different type of sailors, coming from different worlds, offshore sailing, America's Cup regattas, and this is exactly what is interesting and rich in this competition, thanks to the high level we will find in their playing area. Further information is on the event website at the address below.