Prospective Race Skippers and/or Crew or Delivery Skippers and/or Crew
Prospective and suitably qualified Race Skippers and Crew interested in making themselves available to prospective entrants in the Cape to Rio 2020 or who are interested in delivering yachts from home ports to the start, or from the finish back to home ports, are invited to enlist their contact details and relevant details by mailing with the subject title “Prospective Race (or Delivery) Skippers and/or Crew”.

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Neither RCYC nor the Cape to Rio 2020 Organising Committee accepts any liability  arising from any advertisements appearing on the Cape to Rio Race website or elsewhere under any of the following headings and makes no representations regarding the suitability of any of the persons or vessels concerned, namely:

  • charterers/charterees;
  • race skippers + crew;
  • delivery skippers + crew
  • local boat preparation teams

Name & SurnamePhoneSailing Experience or Boat Information
Alex Strauss 12368833092 I am a competent sailor, experienced in rough weather sailing. I am not prone to seasickness and can be trusted to stand my own watch day and night.I am friendly and good to get along with on a long trip. I stay calm in difficult situations, and function well under stress. I am good with navigation, trimming, steering. Mechanically inclined, can get a difficult motor running and good at fixing things. I am currently located in Vancouver, Canada. I am available to race or help deliver international / South African yachts at own cost. I participated in the 2014 Cape2Rio, the yacht I sailed on had to retire - so completing the Rio trip is something I have to get out of my system!
Alexander Sachs +1 305-495-5899 Yachtmaster Offshore (commercial endorsement) Dinghy sailing experience includes 420s, 470s, 49ers, and snipes. Keelboat experience includes Etchells, Melges, and J boats. My offshore sailing consists of sailing on a class 40 and Maserati's VOR 70. I probably have around 15,000 miles in total. I stepped away from offshore sailing for a bit, but I'm getting back into it. I'm 28 and I'm in good shape and have a strong work ethic.
Luidi Fortunato +5521981815466 I have a good experience as a sailor. I made Refeno ( Recife 2 Noronha) three times. It is about 2 and a half days sailing. Not only I delivered a boat to Recife departing from Rio de janeiro ( It is about 2 weeks sailing)nAnd I usually sail on a jeanneau 50 feet's at least once per month at Angra dos Reis.nAnd at least but not last, I am Brazilian and live at Rio ( finish city).nHope to join you and make part of your crew. nBest regards Luidi
Carlos Weil von der Ahe M.D. +491726906105 Sailing since the age of 14. Professional sailor at the german merchant marine 1962 -1965. German Ocean Master Certificate since 1977, Radio Long Range Certificate 1999, ISAF Training 2018, experience :+20.000 nm coastal, +10.000 nm blue water, one ocean crossing ( Bermuda - Hamburg 2005 - X-482 - Hamburg Verein Seefahrt, Hamburg ) Sailing regularly in the Baltic, Northsea, Atlantic (european ), Mediterranean. Medical Doctor, german and spanish native speaker, very well comand of english,
Artemis Petridi I am a greek licensed sailor and I have had 15 years of my life all my summer vacations spend on a sailing boat mostly in the cyclades. Crossing the Atlantic is a dream goal!
Menelisi 0625443529 I have stcw qualifications including Medical first aid,DSD,PSSR etc,6 years sailing experience and I have my SAS Dayskipper qualification.I have sailed in various regattas in Cape town and durban eg.Lipton 2017 and I have also sailed from Mallorca in spain to Ibiza and did the return voyage to Mallorca in 2015.I am currently studying my officer of the watch at see safety training group in Milnerton.
Steph Brown +61419170723 -Dayskippern-Flying fifteen crew 2016-18 - competed regularly in UK open races, Classic Cowes week (UK) 2016/2017 and SA Nationals held in Durban, 2017 (2nd place)n-Currently working in Darwin, Australia as Doctor in Emergency Department and competing in Wet Season Yacht series crewing on Sayonara - extended Young 28. Main duties: spinnaker set and navigation
Anthony Nathqn 0836804001 A number of ocean crossings.nQualified coastal skippernWilling to contribute financially nSailed in many places globallynLearnt under Bertie Reed ( the sea dog he was )nCheers
Albert Falanga 076 480 6404 - Offshore experience in excess of 6000Nm including the return delivery of a 38ft Simonis 35 (mod) after the previous Cape to Rio edition. n- Multiple other deliveries/offshore racing off the South African coast. n- The only sailing qualification I have is a competent crew certificate which my experience more than eclipses.n- Day job is a full time paramedic... You never know when you might need that! n- Easy to get along with and take initiative well. I'm a good addition to any crew. n- Contact me for references!
Antti Johannes Kauppi +16466299150 8000 miles in the Atlantic. Crossing from Las Palmas to Barbados in 2014. Also experience from baltic, mediterranian and the carribean. Have seen storms and can hadle myself. Im a good responsible and social guy and would really appreciate it if I could join and do my part in making the race a very good experience. Im 40y old, physically strong and healthy. Im from Finland but currently living in New York.
Carin Stewart 0826640572 Competent crew coursenOne weekend mile buildernOne local racenCan and willing to cook and clean
Gareth Chapple
Michael Dreyer 24y.o fit and seaworthy fulltime sailing instructor and skipper for the largest German sailing school DHH. Looking for offshore racing opportunities on competetive yachts with motivated crew. Usual positions: Bow, Mast, Helm, Watchleader but comfortable in all. Available for delivery, prep and training and/or delivery after completion. Good banter is definitely a plus. Fluent in German and English as well as (the most) basic French. Motivated teamplayer bringing know-how, talent and resilience to the table!
Maans van Niekerk 0827389729 To whom it may concernnI'm keen on doing the race. I did the the Cape - St.Helena race recently to establish if would be into sailing offshore for extended periods.nI was absolutely fond of it and would like to do the ultimate South African classic namely the Cape to Rio.nBelow please find a concise sailing resume. For reference kindly contact Herbert Karolius (0833020224) and Craig Middleton (0828047460).nThey are the skippers that I regularly sail with.nnRCYC membernSAS Coastal Skippers n1 Cape - St.Helena race 2018/19n2 Vasco da Gama races 2016 & 2017(Race record-Onboard "Rocket")n3 Mossel Bay races 2016,2017,2018n3 Mykonos races 2016,2017,2018nPE - Knysna deliverynSimonstown - Mossel bay deliverynCape town - Durban deliverynAdmirals,Spring, Cape Town racing week,J22 Nationals, various regattas and RCYC events
Liam Shannon Professional Charter and Delivery Skipper in the Med. 20 years old. Banter included and can Cook! Would love to join your boat as crew.n- Liam
Jennifer Siegers 0832657732 Weekend pleasure sailor
Daniel Castanho Paes +244 926 458 126 Yachtmaster Ocean Equivalent Certification (Portuguese License) + STCW95 CertificationnSailing Experience for more than 20 years, in singlehulls and multihulls
Shaun Verster +230 54922212 Coastal Skipper certificatenCape to Rio 2014nMossel bay racenCape to Rio 2017 (DNF)nMultiple round the island races - vaal damnsaldhana and back twice
Hilko Marschall +264811295358 35 years of sailing experiance, from 1994 to 2004 Races in the Baltic sea, North Sea and the Med. RYA Yachtmaster Com. Own yacht in the Med, my yacht will unfortunately not be availabil for the time of the C2R so I am looking for a keen Race Yacht to join. Kind regards Hilko Marschall
Austin Kemsley 0625596429 My self and my girlfriend are extremely excited to try participate in the Cape to Rio yacht race in 2020. We both have a sea scout background where we sailed. I did sail a small dingy in the US when I was in school. We are both willing to work abord the boat although my girlfriend skills may be better used for helping clean and cook on board. I'm not exactly sure what it would cost for our share aboard,but we do want to contribute our share.