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Starting in October 2021 the Great Cape Race will follow the traditional clipper route, taking competitors around the three iconic Great Capes. Eligible boats shall be Grand Prix Racing Yachts over 60ft in length. Boats shall be handicapped using a modified ORC handicapping system, factoring each yacht’s predicted velocity parameters, ensuring boats of different designs can race on even terms.

For more information please check out the notice of race.

Key Dates

STARTLeg 1 UK to South Africa 03 October 2021
Leg 2 South Africa to Australia 27 November 2021
Leg 3 Australia to South America 16 January 2021
Leg 4 South America to UK 06 March 2022
FINISHEstimated Finish (UK) 02 April 2022