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Silver Medal Team Chaotic at Cape 31 Nationals 2024




In late June, the Royal Lymington Yacht Club hosted the competitive Cape 31 Nationals in Christchurch Bay on the UK's South coast.

Team Chaotic lead the regatta from Day one in windy westerly winds, strong tide and a large choppy seaway. The team scored two race wins and a fourth, with their closest rival Flying Jenny in second over night.

Day two dawned a more fickle wind and still plenty of tide, for the Chaotic team another stellar performance, to take a commanding lead of the regatta, from Flying Jenny in Second.

Sunday the last day, 3 races and a tricky Northerly offshore wind to contend with. The first two races were a mixed bag for Team Chaotic, the second race of the day being their discard. Flying Jenny sailed solidly and gained some points back on Chaotic.

The final race saw a match race between these two boats, hats off to both teams for their excellent racing skills, and on the final downwind an incident between both boats helped to decide the overall winner. See the video below for the incident:

Mixed emotions for the way the title was decided on the outcome of a protest, but some excellent individual race performances and great learning for Team Chaotic. This result confirms Team Chaotics pedigree, they now lead the overall UK Cape 31 2024 series, and will take great confidence going into the last 2 events of the season.

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oooh, would love to get the narrative of both sides of the protest....!

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