Cape 31’s Dominate Mykonos Offshore Race

Starting from the RCYC in Cape Town and finishing after racing more than 80 miles up the coast at Club Mykonos in Langebaan, this is considered the biggest offshore race in Africa by numbers.  2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Mykonos Offshore Regatta hosted by Royal Cape Yacht Club and Club Mykonos, with an amazing 60 entries having a blast making their way up the beautiful west coast.  The regatta score adds the 80 mile race to a pursuit race held in the bay the next day.


The Cape 31 class dominated the Offshore results with the first Nitro, finishing second on the water only 7 minutes behind the the 60′ Warrior.  That meant Nitro stole the show by winning overall on handicap, winning in their division and winning the Cape 31 Class. The remaining seven Cape 31’s took the next seven spaces Overall, in Division, and of course Class with Seascape Yanmar and Vivaldi rounding out the podium.  Including the next days pursuit race results for the overall regatta still left Cape 31’s in the top 5 places for the reagtta, an outstanding result.


Designer Mark Mills  “When I was  drawing the Cape 31 locals kept enthusing that this boat would really excel in Mykonos Race conditions!  Of course after they launched we then got a couple of quiet races, but the 2020 Mykonos Race shows how much the Cape 31 revels in an downwind sleigh ride.”



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