Merchbanc To Support 2011-2012 Melges 32 Barcelona Winter Series

28 October 2011

With less than a month to go before the commencement of the inaugural 2011-2012 Melges 32 Barcelona Winter Series, host club Real Club Nautico de Barcelona (RCNB) has announced that the financial group Merchbanc has been signed as title sponsor of the four-part racing series.

The agreement between Mr. Enrique Corominas, president of Real Club Nautico de Barcelona, and Mr. Jose Isern, General Director of Merchbanc presents the Merchbanc Barcelona Winter Series.

The Series includes four separate events, one for each month, beginning in November 2011 and ending in February 2012. Each event will feature an official training day on the Friday, with series racing on Saturday and Sunday. Six races are schedule per weekend equaling a complete, robust 24 race Series. At the moment 10 boats have confirmed their participation such as Marc de Antonio's Bribon-Movistar, Joe Woods' Red, Peter Rogers' Highlife, the Italian Fra Martina of Edoardo Pavesio, Carlo Perrone's Atlantica 19, the German IMMAC of Christian Soyka and from Japan, Naofumi Kamei's Team Bros. Additional Spanish teams are also expected to compete.

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The 2011-2012 Barcelona Winter Series is the official continuation of a highly successful season of racing in Europe, especially with the incredible conclusion of Copa Del Rey and the World Championship in Palma. 

"The Merchbanc Barcelona Winter Series is an internal activity that we created in combination with RCNB and title sponsor Merchbanc that presents a fantastic winter tune-up opportunity for the European Melges 32 fleet." said Victor Marino, Director of Melges Spain. "It's a chance for teams to train and prepare for the 2012 Audi Sailing Series, and continue to create a new fleet of Melges 32s in Spain. It's going to be a great first year for the series as some of the fleet's best teams will be participate."

Event No. 1: November 11-13
Event No. 2: December 16-18
Event No. 3: January 24-26
Event No. 4: February 24-26

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