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PERSONAL NOTE FROM TREVOR RHQ is sort of winding down on meeting each and every yacht as they cross the line - its not only the excitement of the top yachts but the excitement of the races within races and the personal achievements of all competitors as they square up…
Rio Saw the arrival of Windgat and Cool Runnings late last night in Rio. Still waiting on actual times but will have those up shortly.  
130 nm to Rio de Janeiro A big night out in the Pampo Oilfield! The Trades prevail.  Light winds last night with 5/8 cumulus cover, very scattered cumulonimbus this morning, to clear skies and a taste of "real" Trade winds for much of the day.  The rapid drop in the…
So we’ve been very quite the last few days since we arrived. There’s been a hell of a lot happening, which is quite a change to life on the boat. Lots of boat maintenance and drinking going on! There’s a really cool vibe here with the other competitors. It’s nice…
CUMALATIVE TOTAL MILES MOTORED: 240 NM. FLUIT FLUIT, ONS STORIE IS AMPER UIT/ WHISTLE WHISTLE ALMOST FINISH EN KLAAR LAST NIGHT WE WOVE OUR WAY BETWEEN THE BRAZILLEAN OIL RIGS. GOOD WIND AND WE MADE GOOD PROGRESS. WE BELIEVE THAT THIS IS OUR SECOND LAST POSITION REPORT BEFORE WE GET…
Perie Banou IICape2Rio Race18:30H GMT 29th January 2014Day 26 at sea...3,248nm covered by 12:00H GMT267 nm to Rio de JaneiroNoon-noon: 124 nmAverage per day: 130 nmSails: main / jib / spinnaker #2South Atlantic OceanContinental slopeWater depth: 2,600 metresLatitude: 22 deg 26 mins SLongitude: 038 deg 58 mins WCourse 251 deg…
POSITION ON 29 JAN 2014 AT 0800 UTC. CUMALATIVE TOTAL MILES MOTORED: 240 NM. WE HOPE AND EXPECT TO ARRIVE IN RIO IN TWO DAYS. WIND CONDITIONS LIGHT AND SEASTATE FLAT. IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO SAIL IN LIGHT WINDS THAN IN STRONGER WINDS. IT TAKES MORE CONCENTRATION TO KEEP…
3,214nm covered by 12:00H GMT391 nm to Rio de JaneiroNoon-noon: 115 nmAverage per day: 131 nmSails: main / jib / spinnaker #2South Atlantic OceanAbyssal PlainWater depth: 4,200 metresLatitude: 21 deg 54 mins SLongitude: 036 deg 40 mins WCourse 270 deg true SOG 4.0 knotsVMG 3.9 knotsWind: 9 knots from ENE…
Commdore of the Royal Cape Yacht Club, Dale Kushner and his double handed partner, Ian Coward arrived in Rio. Their elapsed time is 24DAYS 13HRS 57 MINS. I think the Hot shower and warm bed won their attention! Trevor Wilkins sent news at 05:51 AM South African Time so Race HQ…
WOW - at 02h00 local RHQ mobilised to meet HQ2........a balmy morning with a gentle breeze - met them about 4 miles off cruising in under full sails at about 5knts - what a sight! Crewed by three Yachtmasters .......sailed throught the storm with just in miniscule headsail - no…
The Crew of HQ2 have arrived in Rio, they arrived at about 02:00 GMT - we will have more news when Ray returns from his slumber.
Been some evening.. With a nice breeze up the Chuff.. between knots.. Problem is that there is a SW swell set.. The swell is around 3 metres plus the normal sea state in line with the wind.. So we would go barrelling along with swells sweeping as side on with…
Dawn! It is now 6.30am when the sun rises from the east and sets in the west around 8pm. We are definitely moving west but just not fast enough. The night had returned yet again a poor distance for us and we are finding it difficult to feel positive about…
3,143 nm covered by 12:00H GMT506 nm to Rio de JaneiroNoon-noon: 134 nmAverage per day: 137 nmSails: main / jib / spinnaker #2South Atlantic OceanAbyssal PlainWater depth: 4,500 metresLatitude: 21 deg 18 mins SLongitude: 034 deg 39 mins WCourse 246 deg true SOG 3.0 knotsVMG 3.0 knotsWind: 7 knots from…
Dear All The last 500nm to the finish flew by! Our last night at sea was very interesting approach the oil fields off Cabo Frio and dodging the support vessels. We were on food, water and cigarette rations by this stage and we where all looking forward to the finish.…
Tulliana sneaked in under the radar (camera) Never mind the storm stories - wanna hear the fishy story........ "Got a great 15kg yellowfin and wahoo over the banks west of Ihla Da Trinidada. Lost a monstrous Marlin two days before which snapped our leader. Epic stuff, arrived safe out of…
News from the Rio Race HQ, both the Amtec Wits team and he Nomad team have arrived in Rio, Nomad arrived not long after the Wits team. We are still waiting for the Rio headquarters to send through details of the Team's times. Will follow shortly on Facebook and the…
This past 24 hours has bee reasonable in progress.. still with its light patches and shifty conditions and the usual cloud effects. Winds have been low but our angle is quite hot so it has helped to keep up our numbers. As things stand our ETA is Wednesday.   Saying…
Thanks for the mail it is always a pleasure reading the news and all the support that we get on thew blog. Well we had a magic run overnight more like the speed this machine can get in the right weather pattern, we ventured up NW towards the coast to…
So we saw land for the first time in 21 days - Me and Sean was on watchearly this morning and was discussing the different shapes of the clouds .Then Sean said - that is a funny shaped cloud .. no that's an island !! So we present to you…
3,009 nm covered by 12:00H GMT640 nm to Rio de JaneiroNoon-noon: 146 nmAverage per day: 137 nmSails: main / jib / spinnaker #2South Atlantic OceanAbyssal PlainWater depth: 4,300 metresLatitude: 20 deg 54 mins SLongitude: 032 deg 32 mins WCourse 256 deg true SOG 6.0 knotsVMG 6.0 knotsWind: 12 knots from…
Arrival of MUSSULO III - Sister Ship to Yacht Bille 22days 11hrs 25mins 25secs I think they have been enjoying hot showers, proper beds and the new menue the Rio club has to offer!   See their arrival pictures
Ciao Bella - 22 Days 9 hours 14mins 59secs   I bet the Robinson Family are pleased they beat the Amtec Witc Team on Aladdin!! Well Done team Ciao Bella!! See all the Pictures from their arrival
creamed thro the island into the bay under spinaker --- then had to drop their spinnkaer and beat to the finish line.....at least 6 tacks fighting the out going current,........until FINALY crossing the line!21 Days 1 Hour 57 Minutes 22 Seconds.  
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