Heineken Cape to Rio Race - 28 January 2011 positions

Heineken Cape to Rio Race 2011
Heineken Cape to Rio - Day 13, 28th January 2011.

Barring an unforeseen disaster, Prodigy will take line honours in the 2011 Heineken Cape to Rio yacht race early Monday morning.

Skipper Chris Frost had earlier predicted a finish as early as Saturday evening, but this was unlikely given the earlier decision by Frost and his navigator Wolf Seitz to sail too far south where they pointed their nose into the high and then skirted around it. Most of the 17-yacht fleet have reported an Atlantic Ocean that is still lumpy and cross swelled.
City of Cape Town, skippered by Gerry Hegie, which has led the race on handicap for the past 10 days is scheduled to arrive in Rio about 18 hours later after pushing his 42ft Lavranos to the hilt in the 3,320nm transatlantic race.

Mike Robinson’s Ciao Bella is still second, followed by Jon and Andrw Sanders’ Perie Banou II, Dale Kushner’s Xtra Link, Izivunguvungu (Kader Williams} and Cape Storm (Sean Cummings).

Race director John Martin has meanwhile clarified the status of Izivunguvungu after reports that the development boat had been disqualified after taking drinking water on board from Xtra-Link.

'She has not been disqualified,' said Martin. 'As is the norm in any yachting regatta protests are heard after the race and this will be the case regarding Izivunguvungu.'

Xtra-Link has requested six hours redress for coming to the rescue of the 42ft yacht, but a decision regarding this matter will also only be heard after the race.

After the last reported 24-hour run Prodigy was 598nm from Rio, City of Cape Town 740nm, Grand Filou II 922nm, Xtra-Link 1005nm, Izivunguvungu 1012nm and Cape Storm 1052.

CITY OF CAPE TOWN (AFTER YOU)

A

24

32.0

S

029

47.0

W






ROBTEK'S CIAO BELLA

A

22

44.6

S

024

24.3

W






PERIE BANOU II

A

23

46.0

S

018

41.0

W






XTRA-LINK

A

25

4.0

S

024

57.0

W






SPIRIT OF IZIVUNGUVUNGU

A

26

10.8

S

024

55.6

W






YACHTPORT SA

A

23

25.4

S

024

40.5

W






SUGAR STICK SISTERS (CAPE STORM)

A

27

39.0

S

024

27.0

W






PRODIGY

A

24

44.3

S

032

26.3

W






ENVIRODIESEL ME 2 ME

A

23

18.6

S

018

37.5

W






GRAND FILOU II

A

25

38.0

S

026

32.0

W






HOT ICE

B

25

33.2

S

020

32.9

W






NORA SIMRAD

B

25

3.0

S

021

53.0

W






LEYNA

B

27

23.0

S

019

31.0

W






NEMESIS

B

22

49.7

S

020

9.4

W






INS MHADEI

B

24

47.0

S

018

29.0

W






RATCATCHER

C

24

17.0

S

019

28.9

W






MYRTLE OF BONNIEVALE

C

24

46.1

S

018

19.2

W








CITY OF CAPE TOWN (AFTER YOU)

2563

740

181.1

7.55

1

ROBTEK'S CIAO BELLA

2341

1037

191.6

7.98

2

PERIE BANOU II

2031

1348

161.6

6.73

3

XTRA-LINK

2309

1005

171.3

7.14

4

SPIRIT OF IZIVUNGUVUNGU

2282

1012

188.7

7.86

5

YACHTPORT SA

2336

1019

186.9

7.79

6

SUGAR STICK SISTERS (CAPE STORM)

2226

1052

171.6

7.15

7

PRODIGY

2690

598

201.7

8.40

8

ENVIRODIESEL ME 2 ME

2040

1352

171.7

7.15

9

GRAND FILOU II

2375

922

195.1

8.13

10

HOT ICE

2078

1245

136.0

5.67

1

NORA SIMRAD

2157

1172

150.4

6.27

2

LEYNA

1986

1309

158.5

6.60

3

NEMESIS

2128

1270

155.2

6.47

4

INS MHADEI

1995

1357

153.9

6.41

5

RATCATCHER

2057

1303

158.3

6.60

1

MYRTLE OF BONNIEVALE

1987

1365

158.4

6.60

2



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