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13 May 2022

Sailonline is delighted to be partnering with Point Yacht Club for the 2022 version of the South African classic Vasco da Gama Ocean Race. This race is Africa’s oldest ocean coastal race and over the years it has been run over courses from Maputo, Mozambique to Port Elizabeth, Durban to Port Elizabeth, and from Durban to East London. Because of #COVID19 restrictions, the 2021 race was a virtual-only affair, but this year expect a real-life wild and woolly downhill sleigh-ride along South Africa’s Wild Coast so-named because conditions along the coast are invariably 'beesagtig' and hairy.

While the real fleet will be made up of several boat-types, Sailonline’s racers will be racing their Cape 31s , more than 100 of them each delivered in a high box, brand-spanking new, from the virtual Cape Town factory. It is also hoped to bring the tracks of the real yachts, including Sundance and Adios with SOLers WetWing and psadh aboard respectively, on-screen, which will not only add to the sense of competition, but also show how the navigators in the real fleet have to adjust to local conditions.

Sailonline’s race will start on Sunday, 22 May 2022 at 08:00 UTC and the race will open for practice this coming Sunday, 15 May, also at 08:00 UTC.

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