Last April I was accepted into a race that might be deemed complete insanity. This is a tiny bit of information about it. The race is run on boats called “Ngalawa” they are the traditional fishing boat in the region of Tanzania the race originates from. They have been around for a thousand years and very little has changed about them. You have a team of three, a GPS, your wits, and the awareness that this race can go sideways, Fast.
Speed: 5 - 10 knots
Hull: 5-6 metres
Draft: 0.7 metres
Beam: 0.5 metre (hull)
Beam: 5-6 metres (outriggers)
Sail: Lateen/ Settee
Sail area: 30 - 40 m2
**Each boat is hand-made, and each will have different measurements
Not only is The Ngalawa Cup an industrial dose of adventure, it’s also about Saving the World. EVERY TEAM MUST raise a minimum of £1000 for charity, at least £500 of which goes to the Adventurists official charity Cool Earth.
We are fundraising for the S.A.I.L. Champion Program as well. This program is run out of Traverse City, MI. and teaches at risk youth how to sail to help them gain a sense of self reliance. There is a great deal of information on the program Here . Also, Here is a short video about the Program.
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