Governor’s Cup yacht race gets under way

The fleet clears Cape Point. Click the pic to visit the official race positions web page (takes time to load)

The fleet clears Cape Point. Click the pic to visit the official race positions web page (takes time to load)

Twenty yachts set sail in the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race on Saturday, 22 December 2012, including two late entries.

The first days’ satellite positioning update showed the St Helena crew apparently well behind most of the fleet, but skipper Hedge Shuter had reported trouble with the yacht’s tracker device. JML Rotary Scout, which has two island scouts in its crew, was well up the field.

St Helena Online will carry news stories when possible, but readers can keep up to date via the links at the top of the right-hand column of this site.

Yachting journalist Sue Pelling has described glorious conditions for the start of the “sleigh ride” to St Helena, with thousands of people watching from vantage points ashore. Read her report here.

SEE ALSO:
19 yachts line up to surf to St Helena
The Column: Yachties line up for the party of the year (second story – 29 November 2012)

LINK:
Governor’s Cup Yacht Race

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