Entrants 2018


Nitro announces their intentions. Nitro is the current record holder for this event – the record being 21 hours, 23 minutes and 59 seconds. Last year they did a double win: winning both line honours and handicap. They are back to try and beat their own time record. Nitro headed by Mike Hayton and David …

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Welcome back Rob Newman and the yacht Compromise, False Bay Yacht Clubs first entry. Rob Newman is one of the race veterans having participated in all the previous MBR’s. He is no stranger to Offshore sailing with the bug firmly bitten. His boat is well prepared and given the right conditions he could fare very …

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Tam Tam

Hailing all the way from St Francis and arguably the Vaal, Skipper Jasper van der Westhuizen has entered for the third time in a row and one of the race veterans. After much thought he has decided to get a new boat to replace his trusty Izimoya 2. His motivation was that he wanted a …

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Xtra-Link Yolo

Xtra-Link Yolo has entered the MBR, third time in a row and now one of the race veterans. Yolo is a Sunfast 3200 a well proven offshore racer. This team is no stranger to offshore racing and the boat is well prepared for this event. Sailed by Dale Kushner and Ian Coward.

Silver Girl

Silver Girl, a Stadt 34 owned and skippered by Melvin Rautenbach, will sail with a crew of 6. The crew will be a combination of civilian and and at least 50 % Defence Yacht Club members. This team plans to put lots of training in.


Yacht Assagai, owned by Jean Bernard De Milito (from Belgium) 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 additional work done in readiness for heavier weather. New to the …

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Ray of Light

Ray of Light replaces Nemesis. Part of the Nemesis crew will be sailing aboard Ray of Light for this event. The Kavanagh’s are known to muster strong family entries. In the past together with the Bailes family (Owners of Nemesis -Sigi Bailes is Heidi Kavanagh sister) both families teamed up for the Cape to Rio …

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