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Vasco Da Gama Ocean Race 2021
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***START: 16 May at 0900utc***
Point Yacht Club welcomes Sailonline to the 2021 running of the classic Vasco da Gama Ocean Race. This race is the oldest established international sailing event in South Africa and traditionally starts in the bay of Maputo, the old Portuguese colonial capital of Mozambique and finishes in Durban. This year, the race will be a run of 249nm from Durban to East London, through the glorious marine reserves off South Africa’s Wild Coast.
INFO by brainaid.de http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1446.html
Farr 38 PARTICULARS http://sailonline.org/…/01/09/Farr_38_Particulars18.pdf
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Sailonline is delighted to be partnering with Point Yacht Club for the 2021 version of the South African classic Vasco da Gama Ocean Race. The Vasco da Gama Ocean race is Africa’s oldest ocean coastal race and over the years it has been it run over courses from Maputo, Mozambique to Port Elizabeth, Durban to Port Elizabeth and Durban to East London. Because of #COVID19 restrictions the 2021 will be a wild and woolly downhill sleigh-ride along South Africa’s Wild Coast so-named because conditions along the coast are invariably wild and dangerous.
While the real fleet will be made up of several boat-types, Sailonline’s racers will be racing their Farr 38 Polar and doing their best to beat the best in the real event. It is also hoped to bring the tracks of the real yachts on-screen which not only adds to the sense of competition, but also shows how the navigators in the real fleet have to adjust to local conditions.
Sailonline’s race will start on Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 0900utc and the race will open for practice on Tuesday, 11 May, also at 0900utc