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Cape 31 MED Circuit Kicks Off in Monaco


Give Me Five in St Tropez

Round One of the Cape 31 Mediterranean Race Circuit commences tomorrow, 8th March, at the Yacht Club de Monaco Primo Cup, marking the first of six circuit events in the Med this summer ahead of the European Championships in Sanremo in November.


Launched in 1985 at the initiative of HSH Prince Albert II, a year after assuming presidency of the Yacht Club de Monaco, the Primo Cup has evolved into a significant gathering of one-design classes, heralding the commencement of the Mediterranean season for Europe's one-design elite. The Cape 31 Class is thrilled to have been invited to participate in this prestigious event.


Among the competing teams are the 2023 UK Champions, Shotgunn, Give Me Five, IRC 1 winners of Les Voiles De St Tropez 2023, along with the Tortarolo's Squirt and newcomers Solano and Bellini. This promises to be an exhilarating few days of racing, especially with the current wild forecast.



2023 UK Champions Shotgunn, now competing for the Med Circuit

While the Shotgunn team undoubtedly boasts the most practice following their UK Race Circuit win and two seasons competing in large fleets of Cape 31s, this fleet will present unfamiliar challenges, as well as a distinctly different race area from the Solent.


The following event will be held in St Tropez over Easter, where several more teams will join in the excitement. Stella Maris and Black Battalion are en route from South Africa, Bullit and Motions are joining from the UK, and the Polish team Aspire ensures a dynamic mix of new contenders.



Bellini at Porquerolles

Stay tuned on the cape31eu/cape31class socials as well at Yacht Club de Monaco!

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