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Doyle Sails - International Partner
Quantum Sails International Partner

The Cape 31 is a High Performance 31 Foot Race Boat. Conceptualised by Lord Irvine Laidlaw, designed by Mark Mills and built by licensed boat builder Cape Performance Sailing. The boats are built in Cape Town where there is a healthy one design fleet. This latest generation sports boat usually sails 7 or 8 up, with an owner driver/amateur driver and a mixed crew of amateurs and professionals.

The boat has proven itself as not only a great one design boat, but also as a highly competitive boat under multiple rating systems, with some very impressive results that include two time overall winner of Les Voiles de St Tropez and a 1,2 and 3 at the UK IRC Nationals.

Another great feature of the Cape 31 is that she (along with her 2 piece mast) easily fit into a 40ft container.... this comes in handy when you have the beautiful shores of Cape Town or the Caribbean awaiting you, while they also now have a 'tilt trailer' option, that allows legal towing all around the Globe.... particularly handy for sailing in the Med!!

Cape 31 Drawing
Cape 31 line drawing
  • LOA: 9.55m 

  • LWL: 8.75m

  • Beam: 3.05m

  • Disp: 1800kg

  • Draft: 2.45m

  • I: 12.46m 

  • J: 3.6m

  • P: 12.55m

  • E: 4.5m

  • STL: 5.92m

    Sail Wardrobe Example:

  • Squaretop Mainsail

  • J1 & J2 Jibs

  • Heavy Weather Jib

  • A1.5 Gennaker

  • A2 Gennaker

  • A4 Gennaker

    Rig Package:

  • Carbon Mast

  • Black anodized

        Aluminium Boom​

  • Rod Rigging

    IRC RATING: 1.135

Cape 31 Logo

    ORC Approx. APH: 493.3

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