Cape2Rio2020 | Day 13 Report
A 1973 example of what people had to work from to get a picture as to what was going on in the race. All this is information is now on the YB Tracker every 4 hours. Image from the SAILING Mag Archives & Historical Records

Cape2Rio2020 | Day 13 Report

One has to continue to marvel at modern technology, especially the YB Trackers, which bring the race live to so many followers the world over.

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Cape2Rio2020 | Day 11 Report

Something the landlubbers following this race may not know about ocean racing is that outside assistance is simply not permitted and at its worst can be punishable by disqualification, or with a time penalty at the finish.

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Cape2Rio2020 | Day 10 Report

With the front-runners now passing due south of St Helena Island in good breeze, it’s been a spectacular first half for these boats, who are now starting the slow turn down around the south Atlantic high and aiming at last for Rio.

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Leaderboard – 13|01|2020

News from the fleet: Adriana: Our spinnaker blew, under repair now Best regards Ciao Bella - JM BUSHA 54 Sailing: WE HAVE JUST CROSSED THE MERIDIAN! We celebrated with some good old top deck chocolate. But we have better news, our desalinator is up and running and making water as…

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Cape2Rio2020 | Day 9 Report

One just has to stand back in awe at the sheer speed and distance covered by the two big dogs, ‘Maserati’ and ‘Love Water’ as they are stripping miles off the chart quicker than a marauding gamefish strips line off a reel!

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Leaderboard – 12|01|2020

News from the fleet: Adriana: Light winds today Best regards Voice message to be passed on to Paul (Safety Officer) - please add a corkscrew to the list of essential equipment! Anjo: all good with team Anjo whales spotted at sunrise and mulch happiness onboard Mussulo 40 - Team Angolan…

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Leaderboard – 11|01|2020

News from the fleet: Haspa Hamburg: It's all fine on Board, we had a great start. Adriana: Today's menu was chicken hot curry and beer Best regards Mojie 1: All is well. We’re headed West, finally! However, this point of sail makes life on board more. Hall gong due to…

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Cape2Rio2020 | Day 7 Report

There’s been a huge move on the leader board as the fleet clock up their first 1000nm in the race and edge ever closer to the Meridian (0 degrees longitude) and the western hemisphere.

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Leaderboard – 10|01|2020

News from the fleet: Myrtle of Bonnievale: We had 20 knots of wind from South the whole of yesterday and made good miles under main sail and spinnaker. Today is sunny with 14 knots of wind from the South and we are moving satisfactory. We have not had much luck…

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Leaderboard – 09|01|2020

News from the fleet: Adriana: Starting to blow :) Argonaut:  Fixing bug kite and just had beautifully cooked sirloin. On the braai of course. Ciao Bella - JM BUSHA 54 Sailing Team: The wind is finally back and the team could not be happier! Full send from now to Rio…

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Leaderboard – 08|01|2020

News from the fleet: Adriana: Today is braai day Best regards Argonaut:  Yesterday we changed small kite to big kite. Was not a good idea. Extraordinary strong gust tore the top off. Now we need a seamstress please. Thank you. Argonaut crew had a fabulous swim in crystal clear 22…

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Cape2Rio2020 | Day 4 Report

The classic Cape to Rio race strategy call - trading off extra distance against the risk of the South Atlantic high - is being played out in real time by two of the Start 1 fleet.

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Leaderboard – 07|01|2020

News from the fleet: Argonaut:  Saw Umoya off our starboard bow. Fixed bilge pump in anchor locker. Flying a baby kite whilst the ram kite dries off - it was in the anchor locker. Great fluorescents in the water last night. More great food and Braaiing Ronin: Had a great…

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Leaderboard – 06|01|2020

News from the fleet: Argonaut:  Braaied springbok rump & sweet potatoes + carrot salad for dinner opened a bottle of springfield wholeberry last night. Flying along at 6 knots. Pls ask organizing committee to organize wind. Can see mojie still and many of the fleet on AIS. Saw some jelly…

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Leaderboard – 05|01|2020

News from the fleet: Argonaut: Whale swam under under the boat. Lots of dolphins. Indulgence: Somewhat of a hectic start with our genoa sheet that came loose at the first marker followed by a dash of over enthusiasm at the second marker... but hey all good. As it is still…

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