Entrants 2017


The last boat to enter have entered the MBR is the yacht Scappa, a Didi 34 from Gordons Bay. Owned and sailed by Mark Neebe..


Yacht Assagai, Owned by Jean Bernard De Milito (from Belgium)and skippered by Jean Van de Pitte have announced their entry in the MBR. Assagai is a Pacer 42, a well proven design for offshore sailing. They will be racing with a crew of 6 aboard. The boat is currently having work done in readiness for …

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Yacht Petra Announces their entry. Yacht Petra is owned and skippered by Ken Nelson. He will be racing together with his wife aboard. The yacht is a Jeanneau model. They are preparing the boat with cruising in mind at a later date. This boat is set up with all the comforts normally found on cruising …

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Yacht Rocket, no stranger to Offshore events in South Africa Co Skippered by Gerrie Boshoff and Craig Middleton. Both these skippers in their own right have done circumnavigations, so there is no shortage of experience. Being a large 50-plus footer, the largest boat in the race, they will likely be mustering a large crew of …

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JML Rotary Scout

JML Rotary Scout is a Tosca 36 that has had a scoop added to increase performance. This boat is very seasoned in sailing offshore with some 3 Cape to Rio Races, a good couple of Governors Cup’s to it’s name, A Vasco race and many coastal miles off our shore. Normally the crew is made …

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Yacht GRYPHON, previously known as Gumption needs no introduction to South African Yachting. This boat under the ownership and guidance of Nicolas Mace campaigned and won every single main event in South Africa for a number of years. This boat is a real winner. Renamed to Gryphon, it returns after last years 3rd Place in …

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Love Affair

Love affair is back to sail again in their second MBR race. Owned and Skippered by Noel Walsh. This is a serious cruising boat set up with all the mods and cons a cruiser would dream of. Under no illusion of being at the front of the pack, Noel has been known to have a …

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Vortex is a Bongers 39.. A boat design not many know, but is actually of South African origin, and is known to be very fast especially in the downwind mode. This is a new entry on the offshore scene,owned and skippered by Andrew Mitchell.

Yachtport SA

Welcome aboard Yachtport SA, the Navy’s official entry. This team is headed up by the very experienced and seasoned Dave Herman. Dave is likely to put together a team of experienced members of Defence Sailing. This team is a regular on the offshore circuit of South African bringing great credit to the Navy.

Sophie B

Welcome back Sophie B.. Sophie B, A Swan yacht is skippered by Tom Moultrie. Sophie B participated in the MBR2016 event.. so is becoming a race veteran… Since last years event they have participated in the Cape to Rio Race, but the offshore bug has bitten and they are super keen to be back on …

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Yacht Strumpet, a Fast 42 has confirmed their entry in the MBR. This boat raced in the 2016 event faring quite well. The crew is normally made up of some experienced sailors.. who likely claim that there are there just for the fun.. but in truth, like everyone else will give it their best shot.. …

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Réve de Lune

Réve de Lune returns this year for the MBR. Last year they retired during the race, due to various issues. This year they are hell bent on finishing the course. Réve de Line is a Amel Sharki, owned by David Opperman. They are self confessed cruisers stating their goal is to complete the challenge and hopefully …

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