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Cape 31
A Cape 31 at speed on the Solent
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has confirmed that two Irish Cape 31s which are currently in build, one from Cork and one from Dublin, have now entered Volvo Cork Week 2022. The entry form and advance notice of regatta are…
On yer ear - 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…
The new Cape 31 one designs are coming to Ireland in 2022
With the news that up to four of the new Cape 31 one designs are heading for Irish waters in 2022, there are now reports that Dun Laoghaire is joining Howth and Cork Harbour in the Cape race, with the latest news…
The Cape 31 North Star 2 was an IRC winner in St Tropez
The first Cape 31 in France, Peter Dubens’ North Star 2 set an unbeatable pace by dominating their 27-boat IRC D class with a scoresheet of 3,1,1,1,1 in perfect St Tropez conditions at Frances most significant IRC event, Les Voiles…
With up to four Cape 31s heading to Cork Harbour and Howth, the South African inspired racer from the drawing board of Mark Mills looks set to be part of the Irish one design scene in 2022. Boasting high-performance features such as…
A Cape 31 at speed on the Solent
Could it be that the newest Irish one-design keelboat class will be another Irish design? The news that Irish sportsboat exponents here have ordered up to five Cape 31 One Designs for next season has echoes of what happened almost…
The Cape 31 had five different daily winners over the first five days
The County Wicklow designed Cape 31 by Mark Mills to announce its arrival in the big time with the UK Class start at Cowes Week 2021. The Cape 31 stole a lot of the limelight with some enthusiastic reporting from…
Cape 31 Sailing in SA
With the launch of ‘Flame’ the first Cape 31 in South Africa last week, Mark Mills Design’s latest high performance design from County Wicklow was revealed. Conceived and brought to fruition by Cape Town resident and prominent sailor Lord Irvine…

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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