Firing at the V&A Waterfront 24 October 2015
Extract from the Clipper Round the World yacht race website: www.clipperroundtheworld.com
UNICEF has completed the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and crossed the finish line at 0813 UTC (1013 local time).
The other 9 teams stood on the bow of their yachts giving UNICEF the warmest of welcomes in the South African sunshine with Table Mountain making for a spectacular backdrop.
The Cape Town stopover coincides with the South African Ocean Festival at the V&A Waterfront and Sir Robin Knox-Johnson was invited to fire a 1/2 pdr cannon under the auspices of CAOSA Gunner Erick Kellerman to greet UNICEF into the marina.
As the team pulled up alongside GREAT Britain and Derry~Londonderry~Doire, Skipper Jim Prendergast said: “It’s fantastic to be here and receive such a warm welcome. This is such an exciting place to be, so vibrant and with so many colours.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston fires the 1/2 pdr. (In 1969 he became the first man to sail single-handed non-stop around the globe in ten-and-half month in his tiny 32-foot boat Suhaili.)
Sir Robin telling us about the cannon he fires now and then on his property in England.