La Route des Princes

D.A.S. Aero Series 2 systems at the start of the La Route des Princes race




  The first La Route des Princes race recently kicked off in Valencia and D.A.S. Aero Series 2 professional sound systems were on hand to bring the sound to the events held in celebration of this international regatta. This competion open to multihulls of 50 ft. and over, is a new concept in racing underpinned by the values of authenticity, courage and the assumption of risk, values shared by the crews and the men that hail from the different countries where stopovers are programmed along the route.

The boats set sail from the Marina Real  Juan Carlos I in Valencia and the city went all out to celebrate the regatta, bringing together stalls that featured select tastings of local cuisine and children's workshops aimed at raising awareness about the need for healthy eating with exhibitions in the Veles e Vents buildings. Residents and tourists alike also had the opportunity to enjoy sailing exhibitions, magic shows, theater, photography exhibitions and fireworks. No celebration in Valencia is complete without a paella, and the start of the La Route des Princes race was no exception: the city organized an enormous paella that fed over 2,000 people.

To provide clear, concise sound throughout this massive event area the technical team decided to set up six rigging towers, flying five D.A.S. Aero 12A line array systems from each. These strategically-placed towers handled the sound at the heart of the activities, covering the main channel of the Marina Real and the areas around the Veles e Vents building.

Once again, the D.A.S. Aero Series 2 systems rose to the occasion and demonstrated their music reproduction capacity as well as their remarkable speech intelligibility during spoken competition-related announcements. The combination of these features along with the systems’ musical response and powerful throw make the D.A.S. Aero Series 2 systems the ideal solution for outdoor concerts and events in esplanades and open outdoor venues where full and clear coverage is a must.

This first Route des Princes is an over 3,000 miles race which takes multihull crews from starting-city Valencia to the Bay of Morlaix in Brittany, with stopovers in Lisbon (Portugal), Dublin-Laoghaire (Ireland) and Plymouth (United Kingdom). The race is scheduled to end on the last day in June, where the Bay of Morlaix has prepared a spectacular hero’s welcome in which hundreds of ships representing a range of eras will turn out to greet crews as they complete the last leg of the race.

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