<div class="ExternalClassEBC0C88CA5D040B1B4662A718397B5DF"><div>The full line up is as follows:<br>Blessing of the Fishing Fleet<br>28 and 29 September<br>Venue: V&A Waterfront North Wharf<br>Contact: 082 417 5151<br><a href="mailto:admin@portuguesecape.org.za">admin@portuguesecape.org.za</a><br><a href="http://www.portuguesecape.org.za/">www.portuguesecape.org.za</a></div><div> </div><div><br>This weekend brings the Cape Town Portuguese community together at the V&A Waterfront dockside to give thanks for their blessings. This gathering also serves as a chance to pray for the fishermen and the upcoming fishing season. There will be traditional Portuguese food on sale and on Sunday, everyone is invited to the Mass service.</div><div> </div><div>Cape Town International Boat Show<br>4 to 6 October<br>Venue: The V&A Waterfront North Wharf<br>Contact: 021 685 0848</div><div> </div><div>Continuing its success after 13 years, the Cape Town International Boat Show is bigger than ever. The picturesque V&A Waterfront will once again host the show’s water exhibits. Visitors will be able to see the largest selection of catamarans, power boats and accessories at one event in South Africa. There will also be a water taxi service available, which will run between the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the V&A, the cost of which is included in your admission fee. This will allow visitors to get the best of both worlds of the popular boat show.</div><div> </div><div>Royal Cape Yacht Club Opening Cruise<br>5 October<br>Venue: Clock Tower cutting, Alfred Basin<br>Contact: 021 421 1354<br></div><div>The 2013 sailing season will officially kick off with the 109th Opening Cruise Sail Past. A large fleet of sailing vessels will sail into the V&A Waterfront en masse and in salute of the Club’s Commodore.<br></div><div> </div><div>Clipper Around the World Yacht Race<br>26 October to 4 November<br>Venue: The V&A Waterfront Alfred Basin<br>Contact: <a href="mailto:sparker@clipperventures.com">sparker@clipperventures.com</a></div><div> </div><div>Sailing from Rio de Janeiro, visitors will have the chance to see the fleet of yachts as they continue on their world tour. Cape Town is their stopover for the third leg of their tour. Meet the skipper and crew who have endured the 40 000 mile race around the globe before and send farewells as they head for Australia on the 4 November. Other stops in their tour include Singapore, Taiwan and America.</div><div> </div><div>Oceana Power Boat Club Opening Cruise<br>3 November<br>Venue: Oceana Power Boat Clubhouse<br>Contact: 021 419 1322</div><div> </div><div>A sail through the V&A Waterfront will serve as the official opening of the summer season. Power crafts will take to salute from the Commodore and the VIP dignitary at Victoria Basin.<br><br>Oxford-Cambridge Paddle to Read Dragon Boat Race<br>24 November<br>V&A Waterfront North Wharf<br>Contact: 082 416 2545 or <a href="mailto:wendy@mujaji.org.za">wendy@mujaji.org.za</a><br><a href="http://www.mujaji.org.za/">http://www.mujaji.org.za/</a></div><div> </div><div>The publishing houses gear up to go paddle to paddle with the aim of raising funds for the Shine Centre, a non-profit providing support in literacy and language enrichment to children in grades 2 and 3. The day will also see teams from two Western Cape schools race as well as a fun charity race amongst educational stakeholders. Come down to the V&A Waterfront to show your support.</div><div> </div><div>Cape to Rio<br>27 December to 4 January 2014<br>Venue: The V&A Waterfront North Wharf<br>Contact: 021 408 7600</div><div> </div><div>It’s not all about boats. Above all of these events, there will be also be demonstrations with the Western Province Life Saving – including NSRI and Shark Spotters. SANCCOB will be live streaming their penguin release on African Penguin Awareness Day, the 12 October. You will also have the chance to meet SANCCOB’s brand ambassador at the V&A amphitheatre. Be sure to visit the V&A Waterfront to celebrate the oceans.<br><br><br></div><div><br><br><br><br> </div></div><img alt="" height="180" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/News%20Images/Clip1.jpg?Width=265&Height=180" width="265" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2013-09-27T22:00:00Z



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