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Yes, it is back to Rio de Janeiro! The iconic yacht race from Table Bay, Cape Town to South America, started in 1971 in part to encourage South African sailors to attempt ocean passages, attracted huge international interest from the start, and has a fascinating history.
Right from first race it attracted huge international interest. It is a fascinating and tactical race, demanding both seamanship and weather savvy. Best known as the Cape to Rio Race, the race has indeed headed mainly for Rio, but at times to other South American venues, including Punta del Este in Uruguay, and more recently Salvador, the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia.