Vasco da Gama Ocean Race – 16th entry received

Skitzo pic by Richard Crockett

Skitzo
pic by Richard Crockett

Nigel Milln, a previous multiple winner of this tough ocean race, has entered his trusty steed Skitzo – a Fast 42.

Milln is no stranger to racing along the East Coast, although it is believed that this will be his first foray southwards on a Vasco da Gama Race.

Sailing 8-up, he always manages to cobbled together a really good crew who drive his boat hard and usually end up on the winners podium. He’s a wiley old salt is Milln, and never, never write him off as he prepares his crew and boat in a meticulous manner.

His is the second Fast 42 entered, the other being Nemesis which is being sailed by Tony & Sigi Bailes of Port Elizabeth. Bailes has campaigned and prepared his boat in Cape Town this year, and is up to a fierce battle all the way to the finish with Milln.

Entries are expected from a Simonis 35 and a large 75′ cruising cat before the entry deadline at 17h00 on Friday 27 March – that’s tomorrow!

Should these entries come in, the fleet will be up to 18 boats.

Entries to date:
1 Al Mount Gay Rum    Rob van Rooyen                       Farr 38                   IRC
2 Majimoto                     Jon Marshall                             Farr 38                   IRC
3 Nemesis                       Anthony Bailes                          Fast 42                   PHRF
4 Bellissama                   Vernon & James Goss              Hanse 401            PHRF
5 Yolo                               Dale Kushner                            Sunfast 3200        IRC
6 Bellatrix                       Gregg Hurter                             First 40                  IRC
7 Gumption                    Nicholas Mace                           Simonis 40            IRC
8 Ray of Light                Michael & Heidi Kavanagh    First 44.7                IRC
9 Rocket                         Herbert Karolius                       Simonis 54             IRC
10 Alkistis                       Christo Moller                          Sun Odyssey 40     Rally mono
11 JML Rotary Scout    Grant Chapman                       Tosca 39                  PHRF
12 Star Spirit                 Willie Pretorius                        Sun Fizz 40             PHRF
13 Numzaan                  Ron Schwalbach                       Prout cat                  catamaran
14 Deo Volente             Trevor Donald                          Lavaranos 36           PHRF
15 Alacrity                     Dave Taylor                               Taylor 37                  IRC
16 Skitzo                        Nigel Milln                                Fast 42                      IRC