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International brewing giant, Heineken, has announced that they will once again be the Title Sponsor of the Royal Cape Yacht Club's premier
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Heineken back onboard once again and are equally pleased to be taking the Race back to its roots in Rio de Janerio, site of the finish of the first race forty years ago." said John Martin, Commodore of Royal Cape Yacht Club. "Ever since then, the event has maintained its status as the top Trans-Atlantic race on the ocean racing calendar."
We wish best of luck and fair winds to all the yachtsmen competing in the event." said Maggi.
The IRC Mono-hull class will start on the 15th of January 2011 along with the cruising mono-hulls and cruising multi-hulls, with the racing multi-hulls starting on the 22nd of January.
The festivities will culminate with the grand Prize-Giving and the awarding of the much sought-after South Atlantic Trophy, just prior to Rio Carnival which commences on the 3rd March.
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