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Governor’s Cup: last boat is the fastest

The yacht trailing at the rear of the fleet in the race from South Africa to St Helena has actually sailed faster than the leaders, according to an update filed by JOHN LESLIE (6 December 2012).   He writes: There are … Continue reading

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St Helena crew ‘home by Twelfth Night’

Hedge Shuter and his crew aboard the Governor’s Cup yacht Patches are expected to reach St Helena by tea time on 6 January 2013 – just in time for the traditional end of Christmas on Twelfth Night. Hedge and team mates … Continue reading

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Tyler and friends re-take class lead as yachts dash for home

Saint scout Tyler Brady and his crew mates aboard JML Rotary Scout have re-taken the lead in their class in the Governor’s Cup yacht race, with the finish at St Helena almost in sight. They sailed 156 miles in 24 … Continue reading

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Tyler has home in sight, with six yachts due in a day

Saint scout Tyler Brady is expected to arrive in James Bay on 3 January 2012 in the Governor’s Cup yacht race, according to the official website. He has been a crew member aboard JML Rotary Scout, one of six yachts thought likely to … Continue reading

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Why Banjo sailed so fast: it was being chased by a bagpiper

The yacht Banjo became the first to reach St Helena in the Governor’s Cup yacht race at 17:35:24 local time on New Year’s Day. A detailed report will follow later. Chasing yacht Sandpiper 2 was expected at around midday on … Continue reading

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Governor’s Cup: Sandpiper 2 slips behind in duel with Banjo

This is how the Governor’s Cup yacht fleet looked as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. Two days earlier, there was speculation that Sandpiper 2 might shrink the lead established by the trimaran Banjo – first across the … Continue reading

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St Helena crew moves up the Governor’s Cup fleet

Hedge Shuter and his St Helena crew aboard Patches have moved up to fourth place in their class in the Governor’s Cup yacht race, overhauling PERI African Renaisance in the handicap table. JML Rotary Scout, with young Saint Tyler Brady aboard, … Continue reading

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