RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL > CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
||12°C - 25°C
||September - October 2013
||Around 18 days
Further trade winds and the swell of the South Atlantic challenge the fleet as Rio De Janeiro disappears in the background. This is an adrenaline ride as boats reach over 20 knots surfing the swell but one wrong move and your spinnaker could be in pieces. To avoid days of repair work, emphasis must be on protecting kit.
Turning eastward, more heart pumping surfing awaits. Magnificent wildlife surrounds you en route to Africa; Whales share the waters, while Albatrosses swoop overhead. As the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean, you know you're nearly there.
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