Neville Bransby and team - go get em! Wishing you everything of the best in your fourth Vasco. ... See MoreSee Less
Meet the Fleet.
Bransby is an interesting character who simply loves nothing better than being at sea - whether alone or with a crew.
Last year he won the Rubicon Trophy for outstanding seamanship. A few months after the Vasco Race he went out sailing singlehanded in some strong winds off Durban - which eventually turned out to be one of the worst storms in Durban for many years. And Bransby was out there simply honing his singlehanded sailing skills and came out of it completely unscathed.
Since then he has prepared his boat meticulously, and is fully ready for the challenges that lie ahead.
This is his 4th Vasco da Gama Race to Port Elizabeth, and while Ocean Spirit is more a cruiser than a racer, he may well be a good outside bet for some silverware.
Wishing the team on Phezulu the best of luck for the Vasco that starts at midday tomorrow. Fair winds Nigel, we are all behind you! ... See MoreSee Less
Meet the Fleet.
Now here’s an interesting entry from a man who has won the race 4 times previously, and who will be sailing in a newly overhauled and modified boat this year, with new sails too.
Milln always sails with a good and experienced crew, and is also a wiley competitor who sails hard all the time - plus being a person who sails to win.
So he will be looking for both line and handicap honours this year, having missed the race in 2017.
But, with a relatively untried boat, he has to keep it all together and avoid breakages at all costs.
Save The Date! Bart's Bash 2018 - 15th/16th September!
Join us for our new Guinness World Records attempt or just get out on the water with your friends and have a great time.
Head to the Bart's Bash website for more information.