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South Africa has a rich sailing history, and boasts some top international events. Chief of these is the South Atlantic Yacht Race - originally known as the Cape to Rio, currently as the Cape to Bahia - the longest continent-to-continent yacht race in the southern hemisphere.
After three-and-a-half years on the America's Cup class circuit, South Africa's Team Shosholoza remains the darling of the international sailing media. But the name increasingly being mentioned in specialist sailing publications is that of Jason Ker, principal designer of Shosholoza's yacht RSA 83.
South Africa's America's Cup challenger has unveiled its new, ultra hi-tech hull. The Shosholoza RSA 83 is the first America's Cup class yacht to be designed and built in South Africa - and the first in the world to meet the new Version 5.0 rule of the 2007 America's Cup.