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Cape 31 Foiling in South Africa Video Makes Waves

6th March 2022
On a wing and a prayer - A screenshot from a video showing an airborne Cape 31 on foils in South Africa
On a wing and a prayer - A screenshot from a video showing an airborne Cape 31 on foils in South Africa. See vids below

It looks like the modern Cape 31 just got faster! The latest vids from South Africa show the new speedster fitted with foils and steamin'...

Wicklow designer Mark Mills always said his new marque was designed 'without compromise', so it seems with this latest flying iteration...

The 40-second video (below) shows the boat rising onto its prototype foils in strong winds and the vid at the bottom of the page shows the wet ride from the cockpit.

The videos surfaced at Saturday's ICRA conference in Dun Laoghaire, where the air-borne craft got a draw-dropping reaction.

Coincidentally, the National Yacht Club meeting discussed the arrival of four Cape 31s for this season's Irish regatta circuit debuting at June's Wave Regatta in Howth and slated for a class start in July's Cork Week Regatta too.

The only question now is will the Irish debutantes be foilers too? 

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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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