The CAPE 31

- an innovative new concept in one design racing

"Summer in the South” Regatta


Report back by Luke Scott

1st International Invitational Regatta

What an exiting event!

The seven teams participating in the regatta had near perfect conditions. The Race Officers, led by Stuart Childerley, set a variety of courses including upwind, down wind and reaching starts on day 1. Slightly longer windward/leeward courses and a short final coast race were set on day 2.

Volvo Invitational Regatta

Volvo Invitational Regatta


Report back by Dave Hudson

What better time to hold the inaugural Cape 31 Class Regatta than during the height of the Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town stopover?

The Volvo fleet has now left town but in their wake is left the excitement of our new One-Design class.

The regatta really showcased what this fast-growing fleet of Mark Mills-designed sportboats is all about.

2018 Race - Sailing Holiday

2018 Race - Sailing Holiday


Invitation to a spectacular race-sailing holiday in Cape Town...

“Summer in the South” Regattas

Available Dates:
19 - 27 Jan or 16 Feb – 24 Feb

Sunday and Monday are full race days, with 2 or 3 races each day. Prize giving will be at the Royal Cape at the end of Monday’s races.

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Mills Design Ltd.

Mills Design Ltd. is a firm set up by Mark Mills to specialise in racing yacht design.  

Based in Ireland but active around the world, Mills Design is one of most successful design offices of recent years, having won numerous titles under IRC, ORC, and ORR, and Boat of the Year titles.

The success of boats like Maxi72 World Champion Alegre 3, multiple IRC Championship winners Mariners Cove and Tiamat, IMA Mini-Maxi Champion Alegre, and production designs such as the King 40 and DK 46 are well known worldwide. 

A member of the RORC Technical Committee and an advisor to both the US and Irish IRC owners groups Mills has spoken around the world on Yacht Design and Rating Rules. He was one of the initial HPR Committee members who helped draft the High Performance Rule for the NYYC, and subsequently joined the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) Advisory Board.