Witsies set sights on the high seas!
The prestigious Cape to Rio yacht race has for many years captured the imagination of Wits Yacht Club membership, and was boosted by three members participating in the 2011 race.
Now, their dream of joining the armada that sets off in January 2014 in the race across the south Atlantic is on the verge of being realised. They just need a little more help from their friends!
Skipper Bradley Robinson, a third-year Geography student, and his crew of current students and alumni, have already raised R100 000 in donated funds for the race. Through their 'Buy a Mile' campaign they're looking to raise the balance needed to get them to Rio and back.
Check out their fantastic website and video. WitsSport is excited to support the effort to promote our university's wealth of ocean racing talent and to help put Wits University back on the map as a competitive sailing university.
WitsSport congratulates the following Witsies on their inclusion in the USSA squad for the 27th World Student Games in Kazan, Russia 6-17 July 2013:
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