Youngest team taking part in Cape2Rio sailing race ready for action

The group of scouts who will be sailing for 25 days from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro in the Cape2Rio next month received their vaccination for the race at Medicross Travel Clinic in Tokai on Thursday. Picture: Tracey Adams/African News Agency (ANA)
Cape Town – Six members of the group of scouts that will participate in the Cape2Rio 2020 edition offshore sailing race attended the Medicross Travel Clinic in Tokai for vaccination against yellow fever as part of the preparation for the race that will start on January 4.
Daniel Skriker, Rotary Scout and co-skipper of the boat, said there has been and there would be a lot of work in preparation during the weeks.

“Saturday is two weeks before we leave,” said the scout.

“It’s been busy, but we are really looking forward to it and everyone’s been working hard.”

They will be the youngest team taking part in the Cape2Rio 2020 edition and one of the youngest in its history, with a crew of two 21-year-old co-skippers and six crew members aged between 15 and 18.