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Halloween Gale Knocks Over Cape 31 Fleet in the Hamble

31st October 2021
On yer ear - Some of the Cape 31 were knocked over in gale-force winds
Some of the Cape 31 were knocked over in gale-force winds

October had a sting its tail and the only real breeze of the month knocked over some of the fleet of Cape 31s in the Hamble, on the UK south coast.

The fledgeling carbon fleet – that stole the show at this summer's Cowes Week – literally all fell over and were found leaning up against another thoroughbred racing machine, the Fast 40, Ran.

One of the reasons the boat, designed by Mark Mill of County Wicklow, is proving so attractive is its competitive one-design nature and its ultra light weight.

The four (or is it now five?) Irish buyers of the new One Design will be taking note that any dry sailing arrangement probably needs to include hard standing tie-downs.

Published in Cape 31 Team

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At A Glance – Cape 31

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

Yacht Builder Mills Design
Model Cape 31
Performance Level Performance Racer

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