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Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town Leg Completed

Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:21 pm

For those who follow Sailing:

It's a happy day for me! First time a Brazilian boat participates in the renowned race and we finished third place on the Vigo, Spain to CPT leg!

We were in second for a while, but lost ground to ABN AMRO TWO, who finished second place after it's sistership ABN AMRO ONE.



Curiosity: Embraer is a sponsor of the Brazilian team, Brasil 1. If you look at the front sail (what's the term in english for "front sail" anyone?) you will see their logo. Also on the hull.

Fourth place, Ericsson Racing Team, still has 76 nautical miles to go (as I type).

Two teams abandoned the race, movistar and Pirates of the Caribbean - who is sponsoring them? Disney??

Picture gallery at the official events' website:

http://www.volvooceanrace.com/archiv...arch.aspx?cl=y&md=10&srt=2&kwd=all

Now it's all the way to MEL!!

Cheers

[Edited 2005-12-03 04:23:00]
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RE: Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town Leg Completed

Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:17 pm

I'm going to Cape Town myself on the 17th so looking forward to seeing the fleet and the in-port race on December 26th.
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RE: Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town Leg Completed

Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:43 pm

I had a look at the website in the link, and part of it covers tourist information for Cape Town. One little paragraph disturbed me a bit....

The minibus-taxis cover the whole area of Cape Town. These nine-seater busses usually transport 12 persons. Many of the minibuses are old sometimes rickety, but a great way to meet the population.

BAD idea to get in one of these as a tourist! You want to meet the population, go to a pub, don't get in a crammed taxi that will not necessarily take you where you want to go!
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