Inaugural charity boat race in the mother city

By admin
22 November 2013

If you’re in Cape Town this Saturday, head down to The Royal Yacht Club in Cape Town to watch more than 30 boats race for charity in the first ever Italian Ambassador’s Perennial Trophy.

The charity regatta (boat race) is to benefit young sailing enthusiasts and arranged under the patronage of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).

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The event will attract young sailors from the Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) Sailing Academy and the Izivunguvungu MSC Foundation for the Youth in Simon’s Town. More than 30 boats have signed up for the race, which will likely last about two to three hours and see the boats sailing along the coast just outside of the harbour. The money raised will go towards the young sailors from the two academies. Both the RCYC Sailing Academy  and the Izivunguvungu is meant to service the low-income and disadvantaged communities. Izivunguvungu is a project that teaches youth about both the fundamentals of sailing as well as music, which helps provide better job opportunities for them.

The race starts at 14.00 and the prize giving on the deck is at 17.30.

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