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Cape 31
Defending Champion Russell Peters in Squirt (311) and overall winner Johnny Cooper in Fanatic go downwind at the Cape 31 UK National Championships on the Solent
The Cape 31 UK National Championships took place over the weekend at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, and with 21 boats on the start line, it was the biggest fleet yet and definitely the most action they’ve seen so far. …
Barry Cunningham's Cape 31 Blast on Dublin Bay
The race-winning moves of the latest Cape 31 into Ireland were captured on video last Saturday in the final AIB DBSC summer series race of the season. As Afloat reported, Barry Cunnigham's Blast from the Royal Irish Yacht Club took…
The Royal Yacht Squadron team is gearing up to run the event alongside the Cape 31 Class. With 21 teams on the start line for nine windward-leeward races, it’s shaping up to be an awesome three days
Four travelling Irish boats are lined up for the Cape 31 National Championship, which will kick off on Friday with the largest ever Cape 31 fleet to date! The Royal Yacht Squadron team is gearing up to run the event…
The Dublin Bay 21 Garavogue (number 4) is one of three competing in the 28km annual Kish Race
Barry Cunningham's new fast Cape 31 'Blast' from the Royal Irish Yacht Club will no doubt cut a dash in Sunday's Leinster Boats sponsored DMYC Kish Race on Dublin Bay.  With entries approaching 45 boats, organisers are hoping for good weather…
Royal Cork Yacht Club's red hulled Antix skippered by Anthony O'Leary starts a race in the Cape 31, RTYC Round 5 off Cowes
Seventeen Cape 31’s were on the start line at the Royal Thames Invitational at the weekend, which marked Round Five of the 31 Race Circuit. Following a big week of 'orienteering' at Cowes Week, the Cape fleet had eight windward-leeward…
Irish Cape 31s in the thick of it at the Royal Thames Yacht Club Regatta in Cowes
Four of the five Irish Cape 31 fleet made the pilgrimage to Cowes at the weekend for the first of two big late-season regattas on the Isle of Wight.  Scoring three race wins, the UK-based Royal Irish Yacht Club member…
Tim Kane's Extreme 37 Wow racing n Class One at the Taste of Greystones Regatta
Barry Cunningham's brand new Cape 31 Blast topped Class One of the Taste of Greystones Regatta off the Wicklow coast on Sunday. The Royal Irish Yacht Club skipper beat a fleet of 12 in the no discard two race series with…
The vid below by Maurice O'Connell shows the brand new Cape 31 'Blast'under her North Sails A3 reaching kite during the last DBSC Thursday night race of the 2022 season
Barry Cunnigham's new Cape 31 ripped up the DBSC race track on last night's final Thursday night race for the 2022 season.  The vid below by Maurice O'Connell shows the brand new boat under her North Sails A3 reaching kite.…
An 18-boat Cape 31 fleet competed at Cowes Week Regatta
The Cape 31 designer Mark Mills says the order book for new boats is filling up for 2023 after a successful 2022 season so far.  County Wicklow-based Mark Mill says the class came of age at July's Cowes Week, where…
The latest Cape 31 to arrive in Ireland, 'Blast' is on the deck of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The latest Cape 31 arrival at the Royal Irish Yacht Club is the first of the new ultra-modern sportsboats into Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The new addition to Dublin Bay brings the Irish fleet to five, with three boats already racing…
Dan O'Grady's Cape 31 Aja from Howth competing in Calves Week 2022
The weather gods were partially kind to Schull on Friday with a fickle north westerly wind of 4 to 15 knots and intermittent sunshine on the final day of Calves Week 2022. Once again, all seven fleets had an in-harbour start…
Anthony O'Leary’s Cape 31 Antix
Anthony O'Leary's Antix crew scored a first and a second in the final two races, which gave the RCYC ace the inaugural title on his home waters.  Six pocket-rocket Cape 31s designed by Wicklow’s Mark Mills, contested the first Cape…
Anthony O'Leary’s Cape 31 Antix
Three windward leeward races were run for the Cape 31 Class competing for the Irish National Championship at Cork Week on Thursday. Anthony O'Leary’s Antix from the Royal Cork YC still leads the championship after scoring a 1-2-4 today. After…
Anthony O'Leary’s Cape 31 Antix from the Royal Cork YC now leads the Cape 31s at Cork Week
The Cape 31 Class was once again racing on the national championship windward leeward course on Wednesday (day three) off Cork Harbour's Roches Point. Anthony O'Leary’s Antix from the Royal Cork YC scored a 1-3-1 to take the lead in…
The Cape 31 Class was racing on the national championship windward-leeward course
The Cape 31 Class was racing on the national championship windward-leeward course off Roches Point today on the second day of Volvo Cork Week. You could feel the tension as the high-performance fleet approached the line for the first race.…
Dave Maguire's Valkyrie leads the Cape 31 class at Volvo Cork Week
Brand new to Volvo Cork Week is the Cape 31 Class racing for their inaugural Irish National Championships in Cork Harbour Designed by Wicklow’s Mark Mills the pocket-rocket class started their life in Table Bay Cape Town, South Africa, expanded…

At A Glance – Cape 31

LOA 9.56 m
Draft 2.45m
Beam 3.1 m
IRC Rating 1.15

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