ABOUT THE CLASS
The Cape 31 is a Grand Prix high performance 31 foot race boat.
The boat was masterminded by Lord Irvine Laidlaw, designed by Mark Mills and is now built by licensed boat builder Cape Performance Sail Ltd. in Cape Town. Teams usually sail 7 up on this latest generation race boat. The class rule prefers owner driver (always amateur) and a mixed crew of amateurs and professionals.
The key to this boat’s success is that it has proven itself as not only a great one design boat, but also as a competitive boat under multiple handicap systems with some extremely impressive regatta wins.
The International Class is governed by an Executive Committee.
The purpose of the Cape 31 Class Association is to provide fun, competitive and affordable one-design racing in a professional and fair way with a friendly vibe on and off the water, by:
Providing a structure for Class administration and the exchange of information among members;
Protecting the one-design integrity of the Class and the Class Rules;
Organising and conducting a series of regattas at attractive and affordable sailing venues;
Promoting the Class and developing regional fleets and regional sailing events;
Providing structure for regional and local fleets to organise and to collaborate with each other and with the International Class Association.