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Board » Races » SAILING INSTRUCTIONS OCEAN RACE LEG 1

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS OCEAN RACE Leg 1:
Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa.

RACE AREA: Mediterranean Sea, North and South Atlantic Oceans.

BOATS: Volvo 70 Class only.

START: Saturday, October 11th 11:00 UTC at Alicante, Spain.
Real Club de Regatas de Alicante will lay a start line between anchored committee boat and large orange buoy N38.318 / W0.465 approximately 1.9 nm due EAST offshore Alicante Harbour.

COURSE:
Starting from NORTH EAST to SOUTH WEST,
Passing Cabo de Gata Almeria to Starboard,
Through the Straights of Gibraltar,
Passing Tanger to Port,
Through a scoring gate by passing the Archipelago Fernando de Noronha S3.875 / W 32.479 to Port,
To Finish from NORTH WEST to SOUTH EAST offshore of Cape Town, South Africa.
Distance 6,500nm approximately.

Islands, other than the Archipelago Fernando de Noronha, encountered may be passed on either side.

FINISH: between Royal Cape Yacht Club Committee Boat and large orange buoy, S33.890 / E18.150 approximately 12nm due WEST of Cape Town.

CAUTIONS:
All mark positions given are approximate and in the format displayed by race client program.
Correct large scale charts must be used.
Hurricanes and the Doldrums are unpredictable may be encountered at any time.
There are no special fairway marks or obstructions.

The Archipelago Fernando de Noronha 3o54’S 32o25’W consists of 21 islands, islets and rocks of volcanic origin. Population 2,051 in 2000. (More details on Wikipedia)

MOORINGS: proceed to Royal Cape Yacht Club marina.
See diagrams & photo at www.rcyc.co.za/mooring.html

PRIZES:
Cajun Queen T-Shirt for 1st, 2nd and 3rd to finish.
Mt Gay Rum for first “Kiwi” yacht to finish.
Other prizes may be announced.

T-SHIRTS: Send an email to info@cajunqueeneurope.com with size of your T-Shirt and full address. Sizes are S, M, L, XL and there are female shirts as well.

PRIZE GIVING: At the Royal Cape Yacht Club the day after 60% of the fleet have arrived, but will be subject to confirmation.
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