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Biggest Cape 31 fleet ever of 25 teams will be at RORC Vice Admirals Cup

by Cape 31 Class 16 May 19:15 BST
2022 Nationals - 21 boat fleet © Rick Tomlinson

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

The Cape 31 Class are 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."

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.

See entries, regatta info and results

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