Morning Glory is a name synonymous with success in the Cape 2 Rio Race, Dr Hasso Plattner seen celebrating with his illustrious crew on board Fancourt Morning Glory on achieving line honours in 1996 Race. Many of this crew are household names in the sport of yacht and small boat racing – notably 5x Olympic medallist @Torben Grael, and The Ocean Race Winner, Bouwe Bekking to name but a few who else can you recognise?
Boat named Morning Glory with Dr. Plattner at the helm have achieved the following set of results, 1993 South Atlantic Trophy Winner – overall handicap, 1996 Line Honours Winner with Fancourt Morning Glory. SAP the global software corporation founded by Dr. Plattner has also been a proud sponsor of the of the Cape to Rio Race for which we are truly grateful.
2023 is set to be a bumper event, we are looking to crown the Races 50 year anniversary to be celebrated next with an impressive fleet of entries.