The Kraken Cup


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Kraken Key Details

Some things you need to know


December 2019
January 2020
What do I get?

What's included?

The Boats
Boats like you’ve likely never seen or sailed before. Ngalawas are apparently hewn from time itself. We’ll provide you with your very own boat, and hopefully equip you with all the skills you’ll need to keep it afloat and pointing towards the finish line.

The Support
A team of experts to teach you about your boats, Race Boats to pick you up in case of a real emergency should you need it, satellite trackers and a race crew to ensure the race is run fairly and smoothly. Behind all this is a massive cast of supporters & interpreters and the piles of technology, medicine and patience they need to do their jobs.

Pre-race Training
Three days of medical briefings, craft briefings, technical training, and sailing practice, both on the water and in the classroom.

The Course
Kilwa, Tanzania – Ibo Island, Mozambique. A 500km mapped-out course with designated checkpoints. A start line camp for training, a party and launch ceremony. A finish line for the dramatic conclusion and necessary back-slapping and rum imbibing.

Tech & Knowledge
Use of a tracking device so your followers back home and the race crew know where you are and an online blog where you can shout about what you are doing. Expertise from Kraken HQ and our sailing experts in the lead up to the Kraken.

Race Schedule

26th – 28th December: Optional extra training days

29th – 31st December: Compulsory pre-race Training in Kilwa.

1st January: Start gun fires.

8th January: Final race day and closing ceremonies.