¡Hola a todos! Los marineros del Mercenario Cuatro vuelven a competir en 2020. Mercenario 4 es un Soto 44 de Buenos Aires…
We welcome our first international entry to the Cape to Rio 2020 race. The Soto 44 “Mercenario 4”, from Buenos Aires, is back to race in this South Atlantic classic!
On their delivery to Cape Town last time, they even dipped their keel into the Indian Ocean by passing Cape Agulhas – just to do it – before their arrival in Cape Town. The porteños were an absolute pleasure to welcome to Royal Cape Yacht Club and the Mother City. In the weeks before the last start, they also participated in Cape Town Race Week, with an abundance of infectious enthusiasm and effervescence.
On finishing the last Cape to Rio race at Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro, they immediately delivered their yacht back to Yacht Club Argentino to participate in the Regata Oceánica Buenos Aires -Río de Janeiro, which is raced on the Offshore Racing Congress rating system, and even carried a newly built rudder from Soto Yachts for the Cape Town yacht, Gryphon Racing, which lost hers in the closing stages of the last race and was stranded in Rio. Incredible people!
We look forward to welcoming you back, and hope to see more entries from the aptly named city of Good Airs!
Image © Rolex / Matias Capizzano