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Harken UK Class Partners - making the Cape 31 Class run smoothly

Harken UK and Cape 31 UK Class have today announced their partnership for the 2023 season and 31 Race Circuit.

Marine Sales Manager, David Brown, commented on the partnership:

“When we were approached with the opportunity to work with the Cape 31 Class Association we jumped at the chance. We feel that there are lots of synergies between the Harken brand and the Cape 31’s, so we are excited to work with the class to support both the circuit and the sailors too.”

The 31 Race Circuit kicks off in just a few weeks with the “Round 0” Training weekend on 7th/8th May at the Royal Southern Yacht Club. The teams will have the opportunity to line up together and test out new things before the points begin to count at Round 1, in the Royal Ocean Racing Club Vice Admiral’s Cup.

The Cape 31 Class is grateful for the support of suppliers like Harken without whom we couldn’t make our awesome events and Race Circuit happen. Find out more at and

Harken UK is a subsidiary of Harken Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailing hardware and accessories. Our premium equipment has dominated events such as the America's Cup, the Ocean Race and the Olympic Games. Our blocks, travellers, furling systems and winches can be found aboard the smallest dinghies to the largest superyachts and cruisers. With headquarters located in Pewaukee, USA, Harken also has sales and service offices around the world, including Italy, France, Japan, Poland, New Zealand, Sweden and the U.K.

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. The fleet began in Cape Town and numbers have sky rocketed since the first boat came to the UK in 2020. With over 60 boats on the order books the Class is building quickly and making for some awesome one design racing.

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