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SAILING OFFICE

SAILING OFFICE

A warm welcome to RCYC Whalesong. 

During 2020 RCYC sold both Royal Cape Lass and Royal Cape II and have replaced them with RCYC Whalesong.  After years of endless problems with the two elderly ladies, it was time for the Club to own a boat we can all be proud of.

Whalesong is a commercially certified high-powered Gemini 8.5m Rigid Inflatable Boat with 4- stroke outboard engines, which has a low carbon footprint yet is strong enough to endure many rigorous hours of operation without any concerns.  She was originally purchased in 2004 by Marine Scene which is South Africa’s leading Water Safety and Marine Logistical specialist for Media Production, Marine Sporting Events and Commercial Maritime services.   There are 12 to 14 specially designed “jockey seats” which provide a safe and comfortable ride.

The design and configuration of these seats minimizes the possibility of losing equipment and personal effects.  These seats are removable so that within half an hour the deck can be cleared for specialised operations.  Whalesong has previously been involved with the following sailing events: Cape Town Boat Show, Volvo Ocean Race, Cape to Rio’s, The Global Challenge and the Lipton Cup.  So, she is no stranger to our exciting sport.

RCYC is now the proud new owner, and will be using her for On Water Management, mark laying, taking the media as well as VIPs out on the water, water safety and during our Cruising events for on water support.

We are looking forward to many years of service from this beautiful lady.

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