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Cape To St Helena – 2018

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Cape To St Helena – 2018

December 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - January 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Royal Cape Yacht Club, in association with St Helena Tourism and the St Helena Yacht Club, has announced the staging of a yacht race from Cape Town to St Helena at the end of the year, to race for the “Governor’s Cup”.

Start Date: 26 December 2018 at 14:00 South African Time

Time Limit: Fifteen days

Rating Rule: ORC

Entry Fee: R1500 per yacht and R500 per crew member


The race will begin at Table Bay on Wednesday 26 December 2018 and finish off at James Bay, St Helena.

If interested please register your interest with or Telephone + 2721-4211354

For information on the island, continue to browse the St Helena Tourism website or  the website of James and Hannah Herne, the Commodore and Secretary respectively of the St Helena Yacht Club who have recently completed a circumnavigation, at  



The Governor’s Cup Yacht Race in the past occurred from False Bay Yacht Club near the historic Simon’s Town, South Africa to Jamestown, St Helena Island.

Every two years since 1996, intrepid sailors looking for a one-of-a-kind racing experience, have taken part in the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race, which after an 8 – 14 day handicap chase across the South Atlantic, culminates in an activity-filled stay on St Helena.

CT to St Helena_Notice of Race_


December 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
January 10 @ 5:00 pm
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