We wish our Director Nigel Milln all the best at the Vasco da Gama Ocean Race.


Vasco da Gama Ocean Race – 6th entry received

Now here’s an interesting entry – and a highly competitive one too, as her owner and skipper has won the race 4 times overall on handicap, with 3 of those victories being consecutive. He is the ONLY person to have won 3 consecutive races in the 46 year history of the Vasco da Gama Race.

Obviously ‘he’ is none other than Nigel Milln.

He’s usually seen aboard Skitzo, but this year he will be racing Phezulu, a Fast 42, which has undergone some extensive modifications and refurbishment.

Nigel Milln is one of those skippers who was bitten by the Vasco bug some years ago, and he keeps coming back for more, despite his advancing years.

A few years ago he stated this: “I have unfinished business with the Vasco Race”.

So, will he be back on the podium again? We’ll have to wait and see, but one thing for sure is this – he’s a wiley old salt is Milln, so never, never write him off!

His is the second Fast 42 entered, the others being ‘Nemesis’ which is being sailed by Tony & Sigi Bailes of Port Elizabeth. There is 1 other definite Fast 42 entry due in the next few days, and another Fast 42 entry wavering, yet a distinct possibility.

The battle between these three Fast 42s is going to be an intriguing one, and one worth watching closely when the race starts on Thursday 26 April.


Plus there are others still making up their minds and playing their cards close to their chests.

The organisers are confident that a fleet of over 10 boats will be competing.

The race is being organised by the Royal Natal Yacht Club, and starts on 26 April 2018.

All Race documentation as is available from the RNYC website at: http://rnyc.org.za/vasco-da-gama-race-2018/

or from the Race Secretary Gill Campbell: gillcam@telkomsa.net

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