The Royal Cape Yacht Club and Iate Club do Rio de Janeiro are delighted to receive another entry for the 2023 Cape 2 Rio Race. The entry, still to be named, is a modern cruiser-racer, a Delta 465 which is to be launched in mid 2022. The owner Marcio Lima is hoping to encourage other sailors to also participate in the race.
Yacht racing in Brazil happens across the seaboard with numerous yacht clubs and facilities catering for both cruising and racing yachts. Having a big Brazilian contingent in the event is a stated objective of the Race Organisers and to date we now have three confirmed Brazilian entries, which is encouraging. Marcio Lima and his crew will be representing Clube dos Jangadeiros, located in Porto Alegre, South Brazil (https://jangadeiros.com.br/).
The Delta465, https://www.deltayachts.com.br/delta465-lancamento-2020/ designed by Nestor Volker, is a unique combination of cruising comfort and racing performance, with a generous sail plan and spacious cockpit. We hope to see more of these boats on the water come 2023 and wish Marcio and his team well in their preparations. This short video gives you an idea of the build process.