Not to be missed


The Cape Town International Boat show will host The Great Optimist Race with Greg Bertish and the Little Optimist trust, SUP races, fly boarding demonstrations, motorised surf boards and lots more, come join us for 3 days of fun.

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Stand up paddle boards - SUP

Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddleboarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.

Motorised Surfboard

Powered surfboards to enjoy cruising and high speed over water.

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The Royal Cape Yacht Club

The Royal Cape Yacht Club Sailing Academy Youth Invitational will will be a team racing event with 4 teams of 4. Team racing is an exciting and sociable sailing format in which a team of sailors work together to try and establish an overall winning combination for their team over their opposition. Team races are fast and furious and reward good starting, boat speed, boat handling, rules knowledge and team work skills.

Cape 31

The intention of the Cape 31 One-Design Class rules is to ensure that class boats are as identical as possible in construction, hull shape, weight, weight distribution, equipment, rigging and sail plan. Therefore, coring, drilling out, rebuilding, replacement of material, grinding or relocating standard equipment, fairing interior or exterior parts of hull, hull appendages or rig that improves moments of inertia, or changes the standard shapes or contours shall be prohibited.

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The Little Optimist

The Little Optimist inspires, teaches and mentors the lives of sick, needy and marginalised kids through workshops, projects, talks, movie screenings, unique projects, a children's book and fundraiser events. In a race for charity, 30 plus Optimist Dinghies will race for glory and for the children. The Optimists will be sailed by adults on a set course around the V&A harbour. Each Optimist will be manned by a celebrity or leader of industry and sails to collect and raise funds for charity.

Event Schedule

Friday 19 October 2018


Saturday 20 October 2018


Sunday 21 October 2018


* PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE ORGANISER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE PROGRAM. ACTIVITIES TO TAKE PLACE IF WEATHER PERMITS.