Vuyisile Jaca Becomes 1st Black Woman in SA and Africa to Sail the World, Makes History With Crew

Vuyisile Jaca Becomes 1st Black Woman in SA and Africa to Sail the World, Makes History With Crew

  • Vuyisile Jaca, a 25-year-old South African with a career in sailing, made history by taking part in a global race
  • The South African lady was one of the contestants in The McIntyre Ocean Globe Race, and her crew nailed it
  • Vuyisile Jaca made history with a team of other women who went around the world in record time

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Vuyisile Jaca achieved a big achievement with her team in the McIntyre Ocean Globe Race. The amazing sailor represented South Africa in an all-woman team for a world yacht race.

Vuyisile Jaca becomes first black woman in SA to sail world
The first 1st black woman in SA and Africa to sail the world got her flowers for the achievement. Image: @sportartskzn
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Vuyisile Jaca Made South Africans are proud of her history-making endeavour on the ocean. Netizens were inspired by Vuyisile Jaca.

Vuyisile Jaca makes history in sailing

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South African sailor Vuyisile Jaca sailed around the world in 153 days, 2 hours, 16 minutes, and 53 seconds. According to the McIntyre Ocean Globe Race, she was part of the team that became the first all-women team to win a yacht race around the world.

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SA celebrates Vuyisile Jaca

Many netizens were impressed by Vuyisile Jaca's impressive sailing accolade. Netizens applauded her determination and tenacity. Read comments below:

@mollyknowlton7782 gushed:

"Guys, move over! The girls rule!"

@schalkdebeer9097 applauded:

"Well sailed ladies. You deserved this."

@annhysell6064 was inspired:

"Your spirit/determination also inspires me as a bit older female to get back in the game. So proud of all the crew. Be well & Fair winds.".

Mfoka Mshibe commented:

"'Listen, I'm now the captain', captain Phillipa."

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Gail Damons Lentoor wrote:

"Girl yes!"

Madikane Aobakwe Ramolodi gushed:

"That's cool."

Man running from Cpt to London reaches Zim after 2 months

Briefly News previously reported that an ambitious long-distance runner hopes to do good by running across continents to reach Europe. The determined man is on day 68 of his trip after setting off from Cape Town.

The man aiming to become the first person to do the long run across Africa and beyond received over 10 000 likes. The athlete wants to run over 12 000 kilometres to fight against injustice close to his heart.

@deoruns posted that he plans on running from Cape Town to London. In the video, a man is running through Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He's already gone through Botswana and said he was doing the run to stand against racial injustice.

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