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Cape to Rio Race – prizegiving and arrival pics of latecomers

Check out the link of winners in class 1, 2, 3 taken by Trevor Wilkins, plus a general link of race pics. https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5975436899563456705 https://plus.google.com/photos/+TrevorWilkins/albums/5975714311789735041 Final Results here: rio FINAL_RESULTS_PRINTABLE There is also a link to images of the following boats finishing: Jackaranda https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5975345752220360289 Genevieve Too https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5975127369670750913 MHEDIA (MUMBAI) https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5975346577930515841 VULCAN https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5975043647736432817 MYRTLE https://plus.google.com/photos/+TrevorWilkins/albums/5975042533731958881 WINDGAT https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5974756761523280817 COOL RUNNINGS https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5974817168349554561 Read More »

Cape to Rio Race. Maserati and Giovanni Soldini sweep the boards

Maserati and Giovanni  were the undisputed stars of the prize-giving ceremony held at the Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club, taking every single one of the Cape2Rio honours:  race record (10 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes, 57 seconds), line honours, and both overall and IRC 1 victories in handicap time. Soldini was flanked in his endeavour by a 9-strong international crew: Italians Guido Broggi, Corrado Rossignoli and Michele Sighel; German Boris Herrmann; Spaniard Carlos Hernandez; Jacques Vincent and Gwen Riou from ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 12

30 January 2014 TO SUBSCRIBE – there is no charge as this is a free service Know someone who would like to receive “Talking Sailing” via e-mail? Simply send an e-mail to sailing@iafrica.com with the words ‘SUBSCRIBE TO TALKING SAILING’ in the subject line. J22 Jiggery Pokery There is a huge desire for this mess to be put to bed, something I agree with. Unfortunately there are rumblings out there along the lines of “it’s not over yet”. I assume ... Read More »

PSC Charity Regatta and Finn Highveld Champs

by Tim Addison On the 25th and 26th of January Pretoria Sailing Club held its flagship event, the multi-class Charity regatta. This regatta is in aid of the National Sea Rescue Institute, and has been on the calendar since 1964. In past years there have been more than 100 boats on the water, but on this occasion there were about 70. The regatta also hosted the Finn Highveld Championships, and attracted an entry of 21 Finns. This was an excellent ... Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – Rotary Scout – day 25

Day 25 – Wednesday 29 January. By Grant Chapman. Oh dear. We were back in iffy winds of no more than 10 knots for most of the day. After the elation of discovering that we had achieved 165 nautical miles in the previous 24 hours our slow speed today was a real let down. We were also all pretty exhausted from last night’s sailing as although it had been great for getting some good distance under our belts it was ... Read More »

Suspect Pirates Apprehended

On 29 January 2014, international collaboration in the fight against piracy resulted in the transfer of five men by the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta flagship, FS Siroco, to the Republic of Seychelles, with the aim of prosecuting them for acts of piracy. On Saturday 18 January, FS Siroco, in cooperation with Japanese assets in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF/CTF 151), freed the crew of an Indian Dhow that was believed to have been used ... Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – Windgat & Cool Runnings have finished

Windgat & Cool Runnings have finished are enjoying cold beers and fresh water showers in Rio. Check out the pics from Trevor Wilkins as they finished. https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5974817168349554561 https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5974756761523280817   Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – day 26

day 26 WPM$2RA9 Just 4 boats have under 200nm to go to finish with the cat Windgat being closest with 61nm to go, followed by Cool Runnings with 87nm. Two other boats have under 200nm to go, so Rio will be buzzing in the next 24 hours when these guys finish. With YOLO being the only boat in Class 2 finished, she leads her class overall on handicap. Read More »

Hobie 16 Worlds – strong RSA Teams compete

South African sailors have a rich heritage of success in Hobie 16 World Championships – so let’s see if our teams can add to this impressive list at the 20th Hobie 16 World Championships. These are being sailed 139 Kilometres south of Sydney in the small tourist town of Huskisson which nestles at the entrance of Currambene Creek on the edge of the pristine waters of magnificent Jervis Bay. The spectacular regatta location is the white sandy Huskisson Beach. The ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – SCA all-female crew in training – watch the video

Two years ago SCA announced it would enter a boat into the Volvo Ocean Race. They then took another bold move when they decided to enter the race with an all-female team. It’s not the first all-female crew in the history of the race, but this is the first time an all-female team will receive the same support as their male competition – from start to finish. Why an all-female team? Globally, about 80 percent of the retail products SCA ... Read More »