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Biggest Cape 31 Fleet Ever of 25 Teams at RORC Vice Admirals Cup

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

The biggest Cape 31 fleet ever of 25 teams to be on the start line with the Royal Ocean Racing Club this weekend.

21 Boat fleet at the 2022 Cape 31 National Championship - Rick Tomlinson

The Cape 31 Class is days away from Round 1 of the 31 Race Circuit at the 2023 Royal Ocean Racing Club Vice Admirals Cup. The Solent-based, inshore regatta (primarily for one-design classes) brings together five classes for three days of intense, close racing across two courses.

After being the newest class to join the event only two years ago - the Cape 31 Class is now the biggest the regatta has seen in years.

2022 Vice Admiral's Cup Champion and one of the founders of the UK Class, David Bartholomew, Tokoloshe said,

"We had 13 competitors at Vice Admirals last year, with almost double that this weekend it's going to be awesome. There's a lot of new talent in the fleet so I'm really looking forward to an impressive line up."

2022 Vice Admirals Cup Champions - Tokoloshe - Paul Wyeth

With six new teams to the fleet since the last UK Class Event there are many new faces. It will be the first outing in the 31 Race Circuit for Nick Phillips Chaotic, Bertie Bicket's Fargo, Julian Metherell's Bullit, Ben Pritchard's Akhelios, Guy Gillon's Khumbu and Chris and Laura Anstead's Squirrel. Lance Adams' new Katabatic, K2 will also be having her first outing of the year with the usual suspects on board.

Stay tuned on Royal Ocean Racing Club and Cape 31 UK Instagram/Facebook over the weekend for updates. Programme below.

Entries, regatta info and results available here -


Thursday 18th May

  • Owners weigh in

  • Owners Pack collection at Cape 31 HQ Hamble

Friday 19th May

  • 1200 warning signal

  • Royal Ocean Racing Clubhouse VAC Social - open for food and drinks in Cowes

Saturday 20th May

  • 1030 warning signal

  • Mount Gay Launch Party with DJ Mark Covell - Cape 31 HQ, HYS.

Sunday 21st May

  • 1030 warning signal

  • Prize Giving after racing at RORC Cowes

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