Another yachting event fell victim to the crisis. The popular regatta series Audi MedCup, in which as many as two Russian teams participated in different years (RUS 7 until 2008 and Synergy until the end of this season) said "thank you" to everyone. There will be no cine next year.
The reasons are cuts in Audi sponsorship budgets and budgets of the host locations of the regatta (among them Sardinia, Marseille and Barcelona). Together with the unpleasant разворачиваются события in the Volvo Ocean Race, it is not just an isolated case but a full-fledged trend. Budgets will continue to shrink and only the most balanced, logistically clever and economical classes will survive in big sailing. It seems that RC44 series, which can be considered the main competitor of MedCup, will now get even more impetus to development.