Augusto Hoffmann Schlieper, Gustavo Schlieper and Rasta Bramt are keen to check out what the Capricorn Coast has to offer this weekend.
Augusto Hoffmann Schlieper, Gustavo Schlieper and Rasta Bramt are keen to check out what the Capricorn Coast has to offer this weekend. Kathryn Greensill

Brazilian boys berth at the bay

THE Capricorn Coast will get a taste of Brazil this weekend as three young men from the party nation drop anchor in Rosslyn Bay.

Brothers Augusto Hoffmann Schlieper and Gustavo Schlieper set sail from California in 2008, with the aim of spending four years sailing around the world in a bid to raise awareness of their tourist friendly home town Canela in Brazil.

Third crew member Claudio Cavalli came along for the ride until he fell in love and left the duo to start a family.

The brothers carried on their journey spending a year in New Zealand and Australia and after picking up their mate Rasta Bramt along the way are now headed up the east coast of Australia.

The boys sailed into the Capricorn Coast yesterday morning and plan to spend the weekend checking out the area.

After spending some time meeting the locals, the boys will set sail early next week to travel further north, stopping at Airlie Beach before heading up to Cairns then leaving Australia to visit Papua New Guinea then spending time in Indonesia.

Raising money for their trip and giving tourist operators and brands some great advertising, the trio are looking for businesses to sponsor their trip.

Anyone wishing to sponsor their voyage has the opportunity to put their brand somewhere on the boat and have it displayed to people all over the world as they continue to travel.

To check out what the boys are up to or to get in contact with them visit http://www.destinocanela.com



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