Hasso Plattner donated R1.2 million at the last minute to''save' the Cape-to-Rio yacht race. But the usual festivities - traditionally the biggest on the SA yachting calendar - were muted this year, apparently by a lack of funds. So where did Plattner's moolah go?

Please note: David Gant - a director of Boating Partners (Pty) Ltd - has called on noseweek to dispute some of the facts and imputations in this story. "There was no pocketing of dosh by anybody" Gant told us. We'll be looking at the story again, and following up in the next issue.


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