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Clipper Crews arriving in the Cape

Nick Leggatt (1984B), above) and David "Wavy" Immelman (1987B)
Nick Leggatt (1984B), above) and David "Wavy" Immelman (1987B)
The Clipper Crews are due to arrive in the Cape soon after the second leg of their 40,000 nautical-mile race around the world. 
A total time of a year at sea in their 70-foot sea racing yachts is a major sacrifice, so we urge ODs to come and support the guys at the formal send off for their third leg on Sunday 17th. 
 

For the first time in Clipper Race history, there will be two South African Skippers, with Nick joined in the group of eleven by fellow Capetonian David Immelman. Nick and David have known each other since their school days and have remained friends as they have forged successful sailing careers. The duo have clocked up almost 650,000 nautical miles of experience between them which equates to over 16 circumnavigations.

Nick said: “It’s a fantastic thing that there are two South Africans on the Clipper Race, especially as I know David really well, going all the way back to our school days and my dad actually taught him at school.

“I think it is naturally going to add a little bit of extra competition, particularly on leg to in the race across the Atlantic to South Africa!”

Given the home connection, it's no surprise that Leg 2 across the Atlantic from South America to South Africa is the one Nick is most looking forward to.

To find out more about the race and to follow the crews live click here: https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/

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