2023 Entries



With a boat that has been thoroughly tested, an eager crew and some major upgrades planned, Argonaut will be a team to watch in this golden edition of the race

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Norhi will have a a crew of eight. Four are family – wife Norhi (the boat’s name sake), myself (Larry Folsom), and our two kids Dylan (15) and Alexa (12).

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Gerrit Louw from Allspice Yachting and his crew have just entered the Cape2Rio Race 2023 on SV Sterna, a Swan 53 Monohull.

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DHL Me2me

The journey for competing in the Cape 2 Rio yacht race started 10 years ago to be part of this extraordinary event.

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Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) and Iate Club do Rio de Janeiro (ICRJ) take pleasure in announcing the entry of Felix.

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Nyamezela Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) and Iate Club do Rio de Janeiro (ICRJ) take pleasure in announcing the entry of Nyamezela. The Vaal Dam(n) sailors, Hubert Saayman (aka UB) and Wynand Grove’ (aka Groovie) are up for the challenge. Having completed the previous Cape2Rio on UB’s 34ft Van Der Stadt and four souls, they decided

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Cool Ideas Nemesis

Cool Ideas Nemesis is excited to announce their entry into the Cape2Rio Race 2023. The Fast 42, Nemesis, is no stranger to coastal racing off South Africa and was also previously raced to Rio in 2014.

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Lexi Mamacos with her crew of 5 is using the Cape2Rio race as a launching pad to continue cruising after the race and Faros, a 43-foot Dudley Dix, will be a perfect travelling home.

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Ray of Light

In the 2017 Rio Race Ray of Light was crewed by the Kavanagh and Bailes families. In 2023 they will be racing against each other, the Kavanagh’s and friends on Ray of Light and the Bailes and friends on Nemesis.

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Audaz is a 16-meter aluminum monohull designed by Finot. She is owned by Francisco Julio Galvão Lucchesi (Julio) togather with Decio Maia and Gustavo Lis who all have vast experience of ocean crossings.

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It comes as no surprise that he has just become the first single-handed entry for the Cape2Rio Race 2023. For his build up to the start on 2 January 2023, he has a few additional objectives in his sight.

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INSV Tarini is a Tonga 56 design cruising sloop rigged vessel built at the Aquarius Shipyard, Goa, India under the make in India programme. The vessel was handed over to the Indian Navy/Ocean Sailing Node, Goa on 18 February 2017 and christened as Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, after the Tara Tarini temple.

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Aventureiro 4

Aventureiro 4 is an Outremer 51 belonging to Johan “Hans” Hutzler, who is no stranger to the Cape2Rio Race having been the navigator on board the yacht “Saravah” in the 2020 race.

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The Impossible Machine

Royal Cape Yacht Club and Iate Club do Rio de Janeiro are delighted to announce the entry of TIM with lead singer of JustJinjer, Ard Matthews at the helm. The Impossible Machine (TIM), formerly known as The Howard Davis, was designed by Kurt Oehlman and built by Louw and Halvorson.

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