Opera House Cup News


July 29, 2015

The Opera House Cup Committee is pleased to announce SORCERER II as the race committee boat for the 43rd Opera House Cup Regatta, August 16, 2015.

Sorcerer II

95’ Frers ocean research yacht, built 1998


The Sorcerer II global research expedition, 2004-2005, was an extensive voyage of discovery led by Dr. J. Craig Venter, inspired in part by the Darwin and Challenger expeditions to evaluate marine and terrestrial biodiversity.   Sorcerer II explored microbial biodiversity around the globe using a “whole environment” genomics approach, leading to the discovery of tens of thousands of new genes and microbes.

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