Lovewater Sailing Team have broken the World record in the Cape2Rio race! Racing onboard Ultim Emotion 2, a one of a kind performance Trimaran and one of the top 10 fastest ocean crossing yachts in the world,  they started their 7500 nautical miles journey from Portimao Portugal.  Arriving in Cape Town they started the Cape2Rio on the 11th January, skippered by Craig Sutherland, they were the first to arrive in Rio on the 19th January 2020. Not only breaking the World Record but also receiving Line Honours!

Ultim Emotion -

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They broke the South Atlantic crossing record of around 10,5 days set in 2014 by a few days, making the crossing in less than 8 days.  The race crew consisted of six South African’s, a Frenchman, Antoine Rabaste and British Brian Thompson.

Lovewater Sailing Team joined up with WWF South Africa to raise awareness of plastics in our ocean.

Pavitray Pillay, Environmental Behaviour Change Manager with WWF South Africa, said: “In collaboration with WWF, the crew of Love Water have committed to highlight the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans during the Cape2Rio race. In addition, Love Water’s main sponsor Home Choice has agreed to sign the SA Plastics Pact which is a significant step towards limiting plastics in our environment. We commend them for their environmental commitment.”