2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Mykonos Offshore Regatta hosted by Royal Cape Yacht Club and Club Mykonos. The 60nm+ long haul saw an amazing 60 entries and although the wind didn’t play along on Friday morning, teams had a blast making their way up the beautiful west coast.
The fleet was divided into 3 handicap divisions for the long haul on the first day – the regatta is made up of the long haul from Cape Town to Mykonos, followed by a pursuit race the following day.
Nitro, current Lipton Challenge Cup champions, stole the show by winning overall on handicap, winning in their division and winning the Cape 31 Class. Orion took second in the A division and Cape 31 Class. Phil Gutsche’s Warrior took line honours. Peter Funke’s Idefix snagged first place in the B division while Thinus Groenewald’s Sizwe took first in the C division.
Photographer Ashleigh De Villiers was out on the water on Friday and Saturday to capture the teams doing what they do best. She said “As a sailing photographer, days like today are surreal – phenomenal light and a vast array of beautiful yachts. [I have an] overflowing gratitude for all who help make this event what it is.”
Thanks go to: Club Mykonos, Seaport Supply, Intasure Marine Insurance, Garmin Marine SA, Viking, Harken, Elite Charters Langebaan, Royal Cape Yacht Club, Ullman Sails, Atlantic Yachting Sail & Power School, Eezy Sun Sunscreen, Smart Space, Starbrite and of course Sail +Leisure as media partner.
To see her albums from the event find her google photos link on Facebook
[ Mykonos Offshore 2020 Photo Gallery ]