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25 December 2020

Sailonline is excited to be partnering with Royal Cape Yacht Club to bring to racers around the world the first virtual version of the classic Cape2Rio Race from Cape Town, South Africa, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. RCYC, together with Iate Clube de Rio de Janeiro are the organisers of the much awaited next running of the Cape2Rio Race in 2023 and to help you hone your navigation skills, there will be this first virtual race in January 2021 and a second virtual race January 2022. Read the full Press Release here.

The first Cape to Rio Race took place in 1971, so this virtual Cape2Rio Race 2021 will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of this classic transatlantic challenge. Ahead of the real race in 2023, and so that this 50th anniversary is truly celebrated in style, designer Mark Mills has created a new boat, to be known as the C2R74. As you can see, she is a beauty – click her image to see her Particulars.

RCYC are generously offering the following prizes to Sailonline’s podium:

Winner: An RCYC unisex Polo shirt, an RCYC burgee and an RCYC peak
Second: An RCYC burgee and an RCYC peak
Third: An RCYC peak


Prizes

Sailonline’s race will start on Saturday, 2 January 2021 at 1200utc and the race will open for practice on Monday, 28 December 2020, also at 1200utc.


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