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Tokoloshe Triumph in the Tip of Africa Trophy

4th December 2023
Cape 31 racing at the Royal Cape Yacht Club's Tip of Africa Trophy
Cape 31 racing at the Royal Cape Yacht Club's Tip of Africa Trophy Credit: Matt Du Toit

Ten teams from four different nations came together for the first official Cape 31 event of the Summer in the South Series. Nine exciting races spanned three days in Table Bay.

The Royal Cape Yacht Club took the fleet for an exhilarating first day of racing in Granger Bay, where the Austrian team Stella Maris clinched victories in races 1 and 3, while the British/South African team Tokoloshe claimed race 2. Nitro, Nemesis, and TnT also had their turn on the podium—making it a fantastic day of racing in a gentle westerly breeze

Heading into the final day of the Tip of Africa Regatta, several teams had the potential to make it to the podium due to there being alot of big discards around.

Races 7,8 and 9 took place in the Milnerton race area. With race wins from Tokoloshe and Stella Maris, Tokoloshe and TnT secured the top of the podium going into the final race.

At the start of the final race, it seemed like TnT could be coming away with the win, but Tokoloshe climbed back from deeper in the fleet to secure a second-place finish and the overall victory in the first event of the Summer in the South Series. TnT took second place, and Scorpio claimed third.

The rest of the Summer in the South Series will take place in February, with charter and new boat opportunities available

Results here

Meanwhile, the Irish fleet of five Cape 31s has been reduced by one with the sale of the Dublin Bay-based 'Blast' last month

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At A Glance – Cape 31

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Draft 2.45m
Beam 3.1 m
IRC Rating 1.15

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