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Preview to Notice of Race

Proposed Location and Course

The Cape to Rio 2020 is an Ocean Race across the South Atlantic between Cape Town and Rio de Janiero. There will be two starts. The first start will be for lower handicap boats, and will be routed via a compulsory stop at the island of St Helena. The second start will be for higher handicap boats, racing directly between Cape Town and Rio. Boats in both starts may be eligible for the line honours and the overall prize.


Proposed Key Racing Program Dates

1 January 2018     Entry Opens: Early Bird Rate  
1 June 2018     Entry Fee Revised: Normal Rate 2018  
1 January 2019     Entry Fee Revised: Normal Rate 2019  
1 December 2019     Entry Closes: No late entries  
2 January 2020     Start 1: Cape to Rio via St Helena Island  
11 January 2020     Start 2: Cape to Rio  
 1 February 2020     Racing Time Limit Expires  
2 February 2020     Prize Giving  


Proposed Key Social Program Dates

28 December 2019     Cape to Rio Blue Peter Party Cape Town
31 December 2019     Royal Cape New Year’s Eve Party Cape Town
1 February 2020     Cape to Rio ICRJ Centennial Cocktail Party Rio de Janiero
2 February 2020     Prize Giving Ceremony Rio de Janiero


Proposed Tracking System

Compulsory tracking via a reputable world leader will be provided to all competitors.

Proposed Berthing, Chandlers, Accommodation, Sightseeing and Tourism Support

Recommendations for berthing, local chandlers, accommodation, sightseeing and tourism support will be released by June 2018.

Organising Authority

The Cape to Rio 2020 Ocean Race is organised by Royal Cape Yacht Club with the cooperation of the Iate Clube Rio de Janiero. Details of the event website will be released shortly. This preview notice is subject to change and is intended to serve only as an early race information brochure.

Please use the Cape to Rio Facebook page for enquiries until further notice.

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