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Board » Races » SI's Leg 2 Cape Town to Cochin, India

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS OCEAN RACE Leg 2: Cape Town to Cochin, India.

RACE AREA: South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

BOATS: Volvo 70 Class only.

START: Saturday, November 15th 11:00 UTC at Cape Town.
Royal Cape Yacht Club will lay a start line between anchored committee boat and large orange buoy S33.870 / E18.150 approximately due EAST offshore Cape Town Harbour.

COURSE:
Starting from NORTH WEST to SOUTH EAST,
Passing Cape of Good Hope, (One of the three traditional sailing “Great Capes”, along with Cape Leeuwin Western Australia & Cape Horn, South America)
Passing Cape Agulhas (The southern most tip of Africa)

Leaving 20°20.00S 057°40.00E (Mauritius), which shall be a scoring waypoint

and the way–line, drawn as a great circle segment, between 05°10.00S 48°40.00E and 15°00.00N 58°30.00E to port.

Finish from SOUTH WEST to NORTH EAST offshore of Cochin, India.
Distance 4,450nm approximately.

FINISH: between Committee Boat and large orange buoy, N9.915 / E 76.200 approximately 5nm due SOUTH WEST of Cochin River and Port Entrance.

CAUTIONS:
All mark positions given are approximate and in the format displayed by race client program.

The area around South Africa has many storms. All are advised to view all 5 parts of the 45 minute BBC Learning Documentary “FREAK WAVE” available at: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=o8ZstKoyc9I&feature=related

Be sure to view all 5 parts and avoid the areas highlighted.

There are numerous small islands and reefs in the Indian Ocean, including Reunion and the Maldives that are close to or on the rhumb line.
Correct large scale charts must be used.
There are no special fairway marks or obstructions.

MOORINGS: proceed to Cochin Port and clear entry procedures and mooring advice.

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: The day after 60% of the fleet have arrived, but will be subject to confirmation.
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