24 Hour. The Dark Side Smash Record

From : April 2017


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In 2016 the 24 Hour Sailing Challenge record on the North End Lake was set by Team Sonnet from the Algoa Bay Yacht Club who completed 60 nautical miles in the 24 hour period. The winning team from the Redhouse Yacht Club, ‘The Dark Side’ won this year’s event and smashed the record by sailing 101.5 nautical miles in 24 hours.


Five teams from the Redhouse Yacht Club, two from Algoa Bay Yacht Club, one from the East London Yacht Club and one from NMMU took part in this gruelling challenge which saw these nine teams - up from six last year - pit their wits and stamina against each other in two man boats sailing shifts over 24 hours in winds that were consistent