The global stature of the race is a major drawcard for international entries, and the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions
have again been produced in Mandarin.
Links to the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions
and Entry Forms are available at http://www.
A substantial introduction is included, and appendices provide supporting texts such as contemporary letters describing the voyage, other accounts of this and other voyages, and da Gama's sailing instructions
to his successor.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15: 8AM: Sailing instructions
available from Information.
Consisting of sailing instructions
, lunar and solar tables and a collection of nautical charts, the original two-part Dutch work, Spieghel der Zeevaerdt--the first ever printed sea atlas--was compiled by an experienced seaman and navigator by the name of Lucas Jansz Waghenaer, who lived in the fishing port of Enkhuizen.
There are several signal books, copies of trak charts, and the admiral's flag-rank commissions; instructions for the conduct of ships of war; general instructions and notes for courts-martial; and sailing instructions
for the east coast of North America.
The word roteiro in the title, it may be added, normally occurs in connection with nautical works, so-called 'rutters'; this does not apply to the present text, which is almost void of nautical data, sailing instructions
and the like.
This "conspectus of navigational theory" (Tibbets) in eleven sections deals with astronomical measurements, the nautical calendar, sailing instructions
and brief descriptions of routes and ports on the Indian Ocean (fols.
The appeal of the race to Asian-based sailors has been increasing so much that the CYCA has this year produced the Notice of Race and Sailing instructions
Notice of Race, Entry Forms and Sailing Instructions
are available at the HKHC website at www.
You have to be up-to-date with any changes in the Notice of Race and sailing instructions
from year to year.