First briefing for Cowes-Monte Carlo offshore marathon

Crews meet for major race briefing in Portsmouth on Saturday

With 47 confirmed entries plus a further four provisional, more than 100 crew members are expected to attend the initial briefing for the 2013 Cowes to Monte Carlo Powerboat Grand Prix on Saturday.

Being held at the Royal Albert Yacht Club in Portsmouth, race organiser Mike Lloyd is expected to announce that all the daily stopover venues in France, Portugal and Spain are now confirmed.

In some cases, particularly in Portugal and others in the Mediterranean, mooring fees and other costs have been waived, such is the enthusiasm for this mammoth event.

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