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30 November 2012
Governor Capes receives Governor's Cup Trophy
Governor Capes receives Cup in Simon's Town, South Africa.
St Helena Sherpa Governor Capes Yacht Race

SHG Press Release

His Excellency Governor Capes [on Wednesday 28 November] received the Governor’s Cup itself, which he will present to the winning yacht of this year’s Governor’s Cup Yacht Race.

The trophy, a cup of cut crystal, was presented to Governor Capes by Billy Leisegang, the holder of the trophy from the 2010 race, at a special event in Simonstown, South Africa organised by, among others, Enterprise St Helena (ESH).

This year’s race starts on 22 December with over 90 crew (in 19 boats) participating in the unique, downwind 1, 700 nautical miles route from Simon's Town to Jamestown on St Helena. The leading yachts are expected in James Bay around 3 January 2013.

The Governor’s Cup Yacht Race is organised jointly by the St Helena Yacht Club and False Bay Yacht Club. This year, the race is also being supported by ESH in an effort to raise the international profile of this very special bi-annual race.

The Governor’s Cup Yacht Race started in 1996 and was the brainchild of the then Governor, David Smallman, and Captain Dave Roberts, then Captain of the RMS St Helena.

28 November 2012


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