Following the recent UNESCO-IOC partnership announcement, IMOCA Ocean Masters has confirmed innovative Forex trading platform Currency House and intelligent asset management experts SpaceCode as presenting partners for the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York – Vendee Race.
Starting on 29th May from Downtown New York, this single-handed sprint across the Atlantic to Les Sables D’Olonne, promises to be an exciting warm-up ahead of the 2016 Vendee Globe. A final line-up of 17 skippers is registered to compete in the New York – Vendee Race presented by Currency House and SpaceCode. Starting six months before the 2016 Vendee Globe, the race has attracted all of the major competitors in the IMOCA Ocean Masters fleet. With seven IMOCA60s fitted with innovative foil technology the race is eagerly anticipated by yacht racing fans around the world.
Commenting on the partnership Michael Stark, CEO of Currency House, said: “The New York – Vendee Race presented by Currency House and SpaceCode represents a fantastic opportunity for us to be associated with world class international sport. The IMOCA Ocean Masters skippers share the same ambition and commitment that Currency House has within the Forex market and we wish them all luck and fair winds as they embark on this exciting new race.”
Chairman and CEO of SpaceCode, Pavlo Protopapa, added: “The IMOCA Ocean Masters fleet is on the cutting edge of technical innovation in the sport of sailing and it is because of this that SpaceCode is proud to become a partner. Innovation is a key to our business, so it is fitting to see our brand represented along side these amazing boats and inspirational sailors.”
The race boats will arrive in IGY North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, Downtown Manhattan from Sunday 22nd May, having raced overnight from Newport, RI as part of the SpaceCode Newport to New York prologue race.
On Friday 27th May, the fleet will compete in the Currency House New York – Vendee Charity Race on the Hudson River, with the winning boat receiving a $5,000 USD cheque to be donated to the charity of their choice. 11am (EST) on Sunday 29th May will see the start of the New York Vendee – Race presented by Currency House and SpaceCode, the fourth leg of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-2016.
by Marion Cardon