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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 »

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 »

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 »

Volvo Ocean Race – new pit-stop

24-hour pit-stop in The Hague offers exciting twist to Volvo Ocean Race The Hague, The Netherlands – An exciting 24-hour pit-stop which will bring fans to within touching distance of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 boats has been introduced for the final leg in the iconic Dutch port of The Hague. The news will delight fans in The Netherlands who were already celebrating last month the entrance of Team Brunel for the 12th edition starting on October 4 this year ... Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – Yolo has finished

YOLO – You Only Live Once – has finished in Rio. This 2-up team headed by RCYC Commodore Dale Kushner with Ian Coward as crew sailed hard on a small boat to finish respectably. Another night time finisher, there are some good pics as always by Trevor Wilkins at this link: https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5974155120333369649 Read More »

Cape to Rio race. Day 24 results and position reports

Day 24. Day 24 Tue 280800GMT Daily Position Report There are still 13 boats at sea with the next finisher likely to be Yolo, skippered by RCYC Commodore Dale Kushner. All boats have less than 800nm to go to finish with the boat furthest from Rio being Hot Ice. Some of these guys still have a loooong time left to finish! Read More »

Cape to Rio race. HQ2 has finished

Trevor Wilkins reports that he was mobilised at 02h00 to go and meet HQ2 – a 75-foot cat. It was a balmy morning with a gentle breeze and we met them about 4 miles off cruising in under full sails at about 5 knots – what a sight! The crew reported that they sailed through the first night storm with just a minuscule headsail and no main, doing about 22 knots in relative comfort. And yes, the growlers did break ... Read More »

Cape to Rio race. Amtec Wits and Nomad have now finished.

Nomad is the first cat to finish, with Juliana due in within a few hours Check out the album of pics from Trevor Wilkins as each of theses yachts finished. Elapsed times are still to be announced. https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5973574018981392001 https://plus.google.com/photos/+TrevorWilkins/albums/5973577345552944945 Read More »

Cape to Rio race – Rotary Scout news from Day 21

Day 21 – Saturday 25 January. By Grant Chapman. The wind blew from the east for most of the morning, giving us a good start to the day with gusts up to 26 knots while we had the big bag up. We eventually took the bag down at lunch time when the wind became blustery and started coming from the north east, making the spinnaker uncontrollable, especially as we were running across the swell to maintain our position north of ... Read More »