Cadiz (EFE).- The city of Cadiz SailGP is gearing up to welcome over 40,000 spectators this weekend to enjoy the spectacle of the World Circuit. The F50 catamaran competition, considered the “Formula 1” of the ocean, is held in its waters.
About 1,000 members of the Civil Guard and National Police and other security forces will be deployed in the city to ensure security for the event, which is being held in the city’s waters for the second time.
It is expected to exceed 40,000 visitors
According to figures provided by the organization, it attracted around 40,000 visitors last year. But this time they are expected to match or exceed.
The city council has set up a program of over 70 sporting, cultural and leisure activities in conjunction with the competition of these boats. They are driven only by wind at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour.
among them, Carnival performance At the Pavilion of Genovese Park, Mentidero Square and Carlos III Promenade. Also flamenco in the Plaza de San Juan de Dios and concerts and DJs in the Plaza de San Antonio. This is done with batukas on various streets of the historic center.
Impact of 20 million euros
Promise to shine in a sporting event that last year generated an economic impact of around 20 million euros in the city and its surroundings.
An effect that is becoming the “great show” of water sports. A competition that, in its previous visit to the capital of Cádiz, was followed by 250 million viewers in more than 140 countries. EFE