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