Tour Voile 2001
The organisers are hoping to announce the first entries at the Paris Boat Show in December, and the target figure is 50 boats on the line in the next couple of years - this year there was 34. The coverage has also improved with a hundred hours of television, extensive radio coverage and 800 articles published. In addition, for the two of the fifteen stopovers that were analysed, there were around 64,000 visitors - which would put the total at around half a million people. But, perhaps unsurprisingly given its growth as the best medium to cover sailing events (we're not biased, of course) the Tour website was the biggest success with a 70% increase over the previous year, that's around 1.2 million page views and 200,000 unique visitors. More information is available on the Tour Voile website.