Summer seems to be around the corner, as the South Easter has made herself known, hopefully here to chase those last few polar bears away. Fingers crossed that this is our last cold snap for 2020. We are due to be heading to Cuba this Saturday at our annual Opening Cruise. Are your outfits and crew ready for what is always a fabulous day on the water? Please remember that due to Covid restrictions, we will not be holding any formalities on the deck prior to taking the salute and there will be no celebrations afterwards in the regatta centre.
A first for us, the Commodore’s speech, together with the Blessing of the Fleet, will be live streamed across all our media platforms, so be sure to tune in and be part of the tradition associated with our Opening Cruise. For further information on the sequence of events, click here.
With summer and the South Easter, comes Twilight Racing. The question on everyone’s lips is when does it start again? Will we be able to sail fully crewed due to Covid Regulations? We have great news for you. Twilight Racing will resume on Wednesday the 14th October 2020 – fully crewed and the entry fee is R400.
Once again we will be offering Spinnaker and Non Spinnaker divisions, within your class. Skippers will be required to indicate on the 1st week which rating you would like to used and this will then be used for your boat throughout the series. Due to Covid we will not be holding a prize giving after each race. We look forward to seeing you back on the water.
New Event: Saturday the 17th of October is the Portugal Bay Race – supported by the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We have 3 starts, Class C & Cruisers at 12:00, Class B 12:30 and Class A at 13:00. There is no entry fee this year and please note due to Covid 19 – there will be no Portuguese celebrations in the Regatta Centre. The Club will still be dressed and festive, celebrating our Portuguese Community and heritage.
Cape 31 Update
It was great to see the mean sexy racing machines back on the water finally, with their full crews after a rather lengthy break. 19th September was their first race day and they experienced a light switchy first race. The wind gradually picked up, lending a hand with getting all the cobwebs blown away from both boats and crews. The competitiveness has not dissipated over the last months with a lot of fight in every boat to make up a place. A good first race day all round for the start of the Cape 31 2021 Season. Click on the links to see the results for the day and their season calendar. This is one fleet that is truly exciting to watch.
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