Celestial Navigation – a note from Frans

A note from Frans Loots, Jeremy‘s team manager and friend. They have known each other since 1980 when Jeremy was a timid young first-year law student at the (then) University of Port Elizabeth and Frans was in his third year. Frans is an incredibly experienced and talented sailor in his own right with numerous South…

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17 May – no food wasted

I’ve had two days of very light airs that at best could be described as relaxing! The breeze has been back since about 03h00 and it’s now 15-20 SE. lekker sailing. I haven’t touched the tiller or a sail for 30 hours now since gybing onto port yesterday morning. Caught up on reading and cooking!…

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About that beer (NOT stopping at St helena)

….. An update from Jeremy Well, the St Helena arrangement didn’t work out. Understandably, the Harbour Master is not keen to have the citizens go out to meet boats that a) haven’t been cleared in and checked and b) aren’t sticking around to be checked? I understand the concerns as this opens ways for people…

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13 May – closing in on St Helena

To beer or not to beer? Jeremy is doing good speed overall, especially considering the light wind over the first 3 days. A snapshot of his last updated position and speed just after midnight.

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7 May – cape town to the start of the race

We’re having quite a relaxed but rolly day. It started off wet and windy but by about 11h00 the sun was out and the wind had stabilized somewhat. After a rather slow Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning , the wind came properly last night and the 24 hour run was 155. I’m not getting overly…

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6 May – One week at sea – (cape town to the start of the race)

ONE WEEK AT SEA _________________________ Well, as of this afternoon it’s a week that I’ve been at sea! I will have covered about 850 miles which is not bad considering 2 days that were absolute drifters where only about 60 miles was covered? I think today will be the best mileage? I’ve currently got 25…

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3 May – Diary update: Cape town to the start of the race

The first 36 hours were characterized by a light to non-existent NW and big sea that had not featured in any forecast that I had read! I managed a whole 65.5 miles in the first 24 hours or which three were motoring when I couldn’t stand the slapping of sails anymore. The next day saw…

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Die Burger Article – GGR2022

It was great to have both South African entrants in the same room just before they set sail to the start of the race. Jeremy Bagshaw from Simonstown, is one of two entrants from South Africa. Here he is with Jean-Jacques Provoyeur, Marcello Burricks and Frans Loots (his GGR team manager).

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Press conference at the Royal cape yacht club

It was great to have both South African entrants in the same room just before they set sail to the start of the race. Thank you to everyone that joined the event tonight, and especially the Royal Cape Yacht Club for hosting.

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