Event Details for MAC 24 Hour Challenge:
- Date/s: - 09/03/2019
- Times: All Day
- Location: Milnerton Aquatic Club
- City: Cape Town
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This is the 22nd MAC 24 Hour Challenge to be hosted at Milnerton AQuatic Club.Teams of sailors from around South Africa converge on Rietvlei every year in an attempt to break the 256km World Record.
Gerry Aab who set the current SA record of 253 kms in 2000 on his GP14-Diel is sailing. This year on an Enterprise -CES Forklift-Liugong.
Teams of 10 per boat sailors swop every 2 hours in a relay format as they go around the vlei.The Sea Scouts and Sea Cadets sail with 4 crew per boat and this year they will have 16 sailors in each Saldanaha team.
Enterprise, GP14,Bosun,420,Sonnet,Saldanha,Pico,RSFeva,Mirror all sail on a special 24 hour handicap .
Start Time is 12 Noon Saturday 9th March 2019- 12 Noon Sunday 10th March.
The dinghies sail non stop through the night in this Unique Sailing Event.
Best Times for spectators – 10,30-12 noon Saturday, which is the rigging, launching and start of the race.