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Cape2Rio – January 2017

1 January, 2017

The Cape2Rio Yacht Race, hosted by the Royal Cape Yacht Club is one of the largest continent to continent races in the Southern Hemisphere.  They are proud to announce the date has been set to start on the 1st January 2017 and entries are now open.

The iconic yacht race from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro began almost 45 years ago, linking two of the world’s most beautiful sea-ports.  This fascinating and tactical race encourages sailors new and old to attempt ocean crossings and draws on a sailor’s seamanship and savvy weather skills to successfully compete.

The Race Committee invites all boat owners to explore this wonderful opportunity and become a part of the 2017 fleet by submitting your entry before the cut-off date, 5th December 2016.

If you would like any further information regarding the race, please do not hesitate to contact the Cape2Rio Office on +27 (0) 21 421 1354 or email their administrator

For additional information keep an eye on the official website for updates :


Ray Matthews

Commodore & Race Chairman

Royal Cape Yacht Club



1 January, 2017
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No 1 Duncan Road
Cape Town, Western Cape 8000 South Africa
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