New M32 series announced for Mediterranean

(15 March 2016) Aston Harald Sports, the rights owner of the successful M32 Series for high performance M32 multihulls, today announced the launch of a new M32 Series Mediterranean. The series will start in June in France followed by events in Riva Del Garda, and Crotone in Italy, with the finals in Spain in October.

Started in 2013 in Scandinavia, the M32 Series provides thrilling and fast-paced fleet racing in iconic city locations just meters form the shoreline. Combined with exclusive hospitality and shoreside activities, the M32 Series events provide a perfect commercial platform for teams, which regularly attract thousands of spectators at its venues.

The M32 Series Mediterranean will be managed by events company BPSE based in Milan, Italy and headed by prominent Italian sailor and event director Riccardo Simoneschi. BPSE has run a number of high profile projects in the TP52 and Star classes, and most recently the successful Audi Tron Sailing Series for the Melges class.

“We are super-excited to join the M32 World and bring the M32 Series to the Mediterranean. The format fits perfectly with what we've built with the Audi Sailing Series and there are many talented teams around the Med that are eager to show their skills in the M32!” commented Simoneschi.

Teams from Italy, France, Spain, Scandinavia and the US have already registered their interest in joining the five-stage Mediterranean series. Swiss match racer and skipper of EFG Bank Sailing Team, Christopher Rast, and Guido Miani from the Yacht Club de Monaco, are both looking forward to the start of the series;

“We can't wait to start racing the M32 this summer. This will for sure be a very tough but fun racing series in some great locations” commented Rast with a newly formed team out of Geneva.

“The high speed [America’s Cup] style fleet racing is fun for both the sailors and the audience and we're ready to put on a show! We want to get in early to establish our team as a top team on the series” said Miani.

Interested teams for the M32 Series Mediterranean are invited to contact Riccardo Simoneschi at

Further information on the M32 Series can be found at

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