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Sail for Europe

“Traité de Rome” around the world

Dates: 18/06/07 > 06/07/07
Place: Charlemagne Building – 170 Rue de la Loi, Brussels
Country: Belgium
Organizer: European Communities Sailing Club, Fondation Eddy Paape, European Confederation of Nautical Industries, European Commission
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Sail for Europe

Brussels will exhibit a series of extraordinary photos of the yacht “Traité de Rome”, taken during the two round-the-world races in which it competed.

The unique images of the “Traité de Rome” yacht taken during the two races in 1970 and 1980 are being showcased from June 18 to July 7. The exhibition will include pieces of the boat and other ‘living objects’ that ‘survived’ the endeavour and that were used by the ‘first European crew’.

“Traité de Rome”, the smallest yacht competing in the races, performed brilliantly in both the 1970 and 1980 events, finishing third in the second race and taking away the Lady Macworth prize for having had a woman among the crew throughout the journey.

Sail for Europe is a tribute to this exceptional sailing vessel which competed using a non-professional crew and which was the first to take part in a round the world race as a representative of several European countries.

The exhibition is open to the public.

The "Treaty of Rome" yacht sets sail (video)  

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