The adventure of a lifetime

Join us on the 2nd of January 2023 for a classic blue-water ocean dash across the South Atlantic

The South Atlantic Trophy

This is awarded to the winner of the Cape to Rio Race on corrected time.

There are 32 oz. of 18ct gold in the stylised boat hull and the sails are sterling silver. 

The trophy was donated to the Royal Cape Yacht Club by the Chamber of Mines of South Africa for the inaugural race in 1971.

Two iconic cities with an epic journey in between.


Welcome to the latest additions to our fleet


Audaz is a 16-meter aluminum monohull designed by Finot. She is owned by Francisco Julio Galvão Lucchesi (Julio) togather with Decio Maia and Gustavo Lis who all have vast experience of ocean crossings.

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Cassiopia, a Sadler 32, is a local entry and will be skippered by Geoff Sivertsen. Launched in the 80’s in Gothenburg, Sweden, she is currently based at The Water Club in Granger Bay, Cape Town.

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The Royal Cape Yacht Club and Iate Club do Rio de Janeiro are proud to announce an entry that will be crewed by graduates of the Royal Cape Yacht Club’s in-house Sailing Academy.

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Some highlights from previous editions

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