The 44th Vasco da Gama Race has set sail

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25 April 2015 Elite sailors from across the country will be charting some of South Africas most treacherous waters this weekend. The forty fourth Vasco da Gama from Durban to Port Elizabeth sets sail on Saturday.

DURBAN - The forty-fourth Vasco da Gama Yacht Race from Durban to Port Elizabeth set sail on Saturday.

Elite sailors from across the country will be charting some of South Africa’s most treacherous waters as the boat race sail through the notorious Wild Coast.

After more than 15 years racing from Maputo in Mozambique to Durban, the race this year will start in Durban and finish in Port Elizabeth.

Seventeen crews will take part in the gruelling 389 Nautical Mile race.

Vasco Da Gama Race Organiser Richard Crockett says, “It&39;s the oldest Ocean race coastal ocean race in this country it&39;s the Ocean race with the most stature and history and you know charisma in it. And it&39;s a bit like running the Comrades marathon. Once you&39;ve got Vasco blood in your veins you keep coming back and redoing it and redoing it.”

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