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

Skipper Andrew Mitchell and Johann Brits (the co-skipper and navigator) have raced offshore together for some years now. Dave Brits, who is Johann’s son is helmsman.

It will be Jacqui Hackett’s first offshore race. Peter Loram brings the humour to the race, and the experience of having crossed the Atlantic in 2009. Graham Gordon is the fisherman, mechanic and go-to-guy for practical solutions.

SV Felix has undergone an electrical refit and had a windlass installed to avoid complaints about hauling up the anchor in Brazil. The whole team contributed to getting Felix ready for the race and look forward to enjoying champagne, Caipirinha’s and the Samba, in that order, as the Rio Carnival starts just after their arrival.

Type: Sloop

Make: Bongers 39

Country: South Africa

LOA: 12 m

Beam: 3.7 m

Number of crew: 6

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