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Cape To St Helena 2018


Important Information at a glance: 

Start Date:   26 December 2018

Time Limit:   Fifteen days

Rating Monohulls:  ORC

Rating Mulithulls:  Texel

Entry Fee:  R1500 per yacht & R500 per crew member 

Entries close 30 November 2018 

1 RCYC Indaba John Levine Van der Stadt 34 C
2 RCYC Yolo Dale Kushner Sunfast 3200 B
3 RCYC Avanti Klause Wiswedel Vickers 41 B
4 Pending Asante Francois Stocken Beneteau Oceanis 43 Pending
5 HBYC Gryphon HB Development Trust / Theo Yon ILC40 A
6 RCYC Caribbean Soul S Viljoen / Boet Koopmans Islander 48  Pending
7 RCYC Sabatier Charl Cilliers Muira 31 C
8 RCYC Banjo Kevin Webb Farrier F9AX 126 Multihull
9 RCYC Avocet David Clement Oceanis 45
10 HBYC Ronin All Spice Yachting/Mark Wannenburg Dean 44 Cat Pending
11 RCYC Vortex Andrew Mitchell Bongers 39 Sloop B
12 SHYC Carpe Diem James Herne Bavaria 38  Pending
13 FBYC Compromise Rob Newman  Multihull/Du Toit
14  RCYC  Naledi Felix Scheder-Bieschin J120 A
15 RCYC  Hirondelle Gavin Bingham Morgan 31 C
16 RCYC Rocket Herbert Karolius Simonis 55 A

Newletter 1 -12 July 2018

Newsletter 1

Newletter 2 -16 August 2018

Newsletter 2

Questions & Answers

Q. What qualification does the skipper need?
A. SAS Yachtsmaster Offshore. If the boat is foreign flagged though, please discuss with race committee.

Q. I am a cruising boat. Is there any motoring allowance?
A. This is first and foremost a yacht race sand Sailing event. You would need to complete the course fully under sail to comply.

Q. I don’t have a ORC/Texal Rating, what do I need to do?
A. Contact the RCYC Sailing office who would guide you further. It is not complicated.

Q. I am looking for crew/crewing position what do I do?
A. Contact the RCYC sailing office who would keep you details and share it with perspective parties.

Q. What would crew normally contribute?
A. Every situation is different. But the norm is crew would contribute towards onboard cost (Food, Diesel etc…) and towards delivery costs. We would recommend discussing and agreeing with the skipper upfront.

Q. Will boats Anchor at the island?
A. The island will have proper mooring Available for all competing yachts subject to availability.

Q. Will boats be safe on the island once crews leave and waiting for shipping?
A. St Helena Yacht Services have, for a nominal fee per boat agreed to check boats daily on moorings and will be responsible for the loading.

Q. When does safety scrutinizing begin?
A. You can do this anytime once you are fully prepared.

Q. I have a bowsprit, for shipping purposes, how do I measure the Length of the boat?

A. For shipping and for that matter, the same as for measuring length for a marina. Your boat is measured from the foremost part (in your case front of bowsprit) the aft most part.. So yes, bowsprit would be part of the measurement. If you don’t add it in and your boat is longer, you won’t be loaded as you will displace more space in the packing then declared and therefore planned for in the deck plan of the ship.

Q. What is the correct courtesy flag to fly when at St Helena?

A. The “Red Duster”

Accommodation (15 08 2018)



Date Day event Evening event Notes
Monday 7th Jan Corkers Package – Island Tour/BBQ in Country/Drinks at Rosies/ Meal at Blue Lantern TBC
Tuesday 8th Jan Corkers Package – Island Tour/BBQ in Country/Drinks at Rosies/ Meal at Blue Lantern TBC
Wednesday 9th Jan Island Tour/BBQ in Country/Drinks at Rosies/ Meal at Blue Lantern Fish Fry at the SHYC
Thursday 10th Jan Meet the Donkeys and Guided walk Blue Point. Pool night at Rosies
Friday 11th Jan Napoleonic Sites (entry) +Lunch at Bertrands Cottage. Presentation—Plantation House
Saturday 12th Jan Day at Lemon Valley (Walk optional) Mule Yard Bring and Share & Band (Island Politics)
Sunday 13th Jan BBQ and Football Match Wicked Wahoo , Drinks, food and Games night.
Saints V Yachties
Monday 14th Jan Guided walk Lots Wife Ponds Anne’ hog roast and Veggie option.
Tuesday 15th Jan Coffee Plantation, and Distillery Tour. Afternoon Swim with Whalesharks V2 steak and pizza night.
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