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But that strange boat (Stravaganza) has not been able to beat a more "traditional" boat, Clan Grok, not on the last edition and not on this one. Both have been won by Clan Gork:







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Bad news on the Cape to Rio Yacht Race 2014

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The boats are sailing in 6 m waves, 40 to 60k winds and there are several boats with problems and one death to regret.

Billie, an Angolan Bavaria 54 with problems on the main sail tried to return to Cape Town for repairs, broke the mast and several were gravely injured. Later they announce that one had died.

The South African 38ft "Black Cat", a Dudley Dix design, broke one rudder and is coming back back to Cape Town, one crew has a sprained ankle and all are well.

The South African "Isla", a cruising cat (Schionning design) sent a mayday declaring having a fire aboard. It seems that the problem was contained: they have reported both engines inoperable, but the generator is working.

The South African "Ava" and old cruising Miura monohull reported battery problems. At 16.18 the EPIRB was triggered. It seems that the yacht continue to make course to Rio but the rescue teams were alerted.

PEEKAY, a Beneteau 51 have had sail problems and are going to Saldanha Bay.

At 19.30 the South African old cruising Fortuna 37 "DoDo" reported problems sayng that they lost steering and engine power. They are going to try to repair at sea.

The naval frigate, Islandwana, with a medical crew went to sea to the rescue and assistance to the yacht BIlle and Ava.

I hope everything goes well for all, but this kind of amateur racing transat risks a lot in what regards safety.

It is worth to mention that none of the racing boats had any problem including the small and light SF 3200 and the M34.

I will continue to follow this situation and this race.


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Not sure if you read YACHT, the German magazine, but if you do there is an article in the November 2013 edition of one of my custom alu cruising boats. The article is on page 127.

I can't read German so I can't tell if the article is good or bad. It does look good to me.
If you are really interested in this one I might translate it...
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The Capetown race has its first victim: a sailor was hit by his boat's mast when the boat was dismasted in heavy seas...
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The South African 38ft "Black Cat", a Dudley Dix design, broke one rudder and is coming back back to Cape Town, one crew has a sprained ankle and all are well.
Black Cat is not only a dudley dix design - a didi 38, she was build by himself as a prototype to his round chin plywood epoxy designs in his backyard back in the 90s...
and skippered by him in 2 editions of this race - he is skippering her right now again...
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Black Cat is not only a dudley dix design - a didi 38, she was build by himself as a prototype to his round chin plywood epoxy designs in his backyard back in the 90s...
and skippered by him in 2 editions of this race - he is skippering her right now again...
Didi 38 radius chine plywood sailboat
Very interesting. You are right, only saw that was a Dudley Dix boat, I did not noticed that it was him skipping the boat. A very nice design considering that it is an almost 20 years old design!





Dudley Dix has just went up on my consideration: He is 69 year's old and was racing his 20 year old boat like a kid across the South Atlantic in the middle of a big storm. His boat broke the rudder, he did not called for help and is returning home. My kind of boat designer

He is making way towards Cape Town. I hope he can make it alone without help, a feat in itself, with a broken ruder on those conditions.

The coverage of the race is miserable, as I have already noticed, and not even on these circumstances they gave more information but we can see on the tracker that:

Peekay, a Benetrau 51 with mainsail problems was able to make it to Saldanha bay and is on sheltered waters.

That Fti Flyer, a not mentioned boat in trouble, another old designed 30 year old boat, a small one with 33ft ( a Charger designed by Angelo Lavranos), after an erratic course is also returning to Cape town.

That Avocet, also not mentioned, a Beneteau 45 is also returning to Cape Town.

Avanti, a Vickers 41 passagemaker designed by Dudley Dix is also coming back and seems to be heading to Saldanha bay.

Isla, the Schionning cruising cat that sent a mayday is trying to come back. He has no engine (both out of service) and a flooded engine compartment.

Jacaranda, a Vand de Stadt Madeira 44 is advancing very slowly and in an erratic way.

Do Do, the old Fortuna 37 that reported engine and steering problems seems to be sailing slowly but on a fixed course so maybe they have sorted out and repaired the steering problems. It is not clear if they are returning or not.

Ava, a Miura a 30 year old design by Herman Zimmerman is also going very slowly, not far from the Do Do. Also not clear if they are coming back or no.

The Bavaria 54 Bille, with on dead and several injured aboard, is being assisted by a South African Navy frigate.


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The didi 38/40cr is really a very interesting design... I have the study plans back home, because i was interested in the building method for a homebuild some years ago...
It really looks neat and should be fairly easy to build, if time would allow me so beside my job... *puke*
I new about him skippering from his blog:
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Race; Cape 2 Rio

But this is a race too and while many cruising boats are having problems the racing boats and performance cruisers are way ahead. The first is without any Surprise Maserati, a VOR 70, the second, at some distance is Scarlet Runner, an interesting performance cruiser (Reichel&Pugh designed), like a kind of TP 52 with a cruising interior, followed by an old Open 60. Not very far a 40class racer that is being double handed.

The boat that is next (and almost at the on pair with the 40class racer) is an incredible one, I mean it is not a racer designed for transats and even if it is an offshore boat is designed for regattas on more coastal conditions, in fact it was specifically designed for the Tour the France and it is showing that it could not only take the conditions that made much bigger cruisers went for shelter as it is going like a rocket: The Archambault M34, designed few years ago by Joubert-Nivelt-Mercier. This racer (Volvo add on the spi):



Also close from the class 40 an incredibly well sailed Simonis 35, a fast performance cruiser designed by Simonis or maybe not because contrary to the entry list they give it on the tracker has being a Nose be 38, a Lavranos designed fast cat?

Two other cats are not far away, both Leopard.

This video taken yesterday on board Maserati show the conditions they have taken. Not very impressive aboard a VOR 70, but these boats are very seaworthy (and big).



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But this is a race too and while many cruising boats are having problems the racing boats and performance cruisers are way ahead. The first is without any Surprise Maserati, a VOR 70, the second, at some distance is Scarlet Runner, an interesting performance cruiser (Reichel&Pugh designed), like a kind of TP 52 with a cruising interior, followed by an old Open 60. Not very far a 40class racer that is being double handed.
Maserati is not only a VOR70 but a tuned up one. Its performance should be a lot better than the usual VOR-performance.
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I mean it is not a racer designed for transats and even if it is an offshore boat is designed for regattas on more coastal conditions, in fact it was specifically designed for the Tour the France and it is showing that it could not only take the conditions that made much bigger cruisers went for shelter as it is going like a rocket: The Archambault M34, designed few years ago by Joubert-Nivelt-Mercier. This racer (Volvo add on the spi):

If you read reviews from TdF sailors it is fast but crap to sail...
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This video taken yesterday on board Maserati show the conditions they have taken. Not very impressive aboard a VOR 70, but these boats are very seaworthy (and big).

Maserati was so fast it was ahead of the worst weather. They had 40kn but never 60 as its followers had...
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Dudley is a good man. He has stayed at my house with his family. I was the one who gave him the knickname "Didi".

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