The only African entry in the challenging Transat Jacques Vabre (www.TransatJacquesVabre.org) regatta is set for symbolic sojourn on behalf of its sponsor Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao). As a race that connects two continents, the bi-annual competition will see Angolan Dr José Guilherme Caldas skipper Mussulo 40 – a 40-foot yacht – to Salvador, Brazil, the home town of his sailing partner Leonardo Chicourel. The two-man crew will be representing Angola Cables, a company building a ‘digital bridges’ between continents.
“While we are building connectivity across the Atlantic, our sailing team is testing the waters,” notes António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables. “With this race, we have a symbolic connection between continents, a fitting reminder of what we do as a business. We crossed the Atlantic from Africa at beginning of the year and now we are crossing the Atlantic from Europe”.
Navigating some of the toughest seas, the two-man crew will face a demanding course that will see their skills (and bodies) tested by extremes in weather and sailing conditions as they cross the equator and the second largest ocean on Earth. They will be competing against 16 other boats in their category.