Yachts Transported from St Helena by Ship

The Governors Cup is a one-way yacht race between Cape Town and St. Helena held every two years. The yachts race to the island and return transport to Cape Town on board the RMS St. Helena is arranged by Andrew Weir. The most recent event has finished and the yachts were safely delivered back to Cape Town over Christmas 2010. Entries ranged from serious racing boats to cruising boats crewed by families and friends.
The event is a handicap race which is open to yachts of any size. While being a chase across the South Atlantic, the accent is on fun and camaraderie and once the destination has been reached, the competitors can enjoy an experience-filled stay on this rugged and beautiful island.
Some yachts choose to continue their cruise to other destinations but the beauty of this race is that the rest of the sailors have a choice – either sail back to the Cape or return reclining in the comfort of a deckchair sipping cocktails on board the affordable, yet luxurious 7000ton passenger/cargo ship, the RMS St. Helena arranged by Andrew Weir Yacht Management.