The CAPE 31

- an innovative new concept in one design racing

Cape 31 - Progress

Cape 31 - Progress

27/09/2017
from Carbotech, was appointed to build the Cape31 locally.

Input was gathered from those that had sailed Flame, and it was decided to make some minor changes.

Prior to construction of boat #2, the deck mould was retooled to accommodate:
1) A sliding hatch,
2) A new, simplified mainsheet pod
3) A new companion-way hatch incorporating the jib up/down control system.

This pushed back the launch schedule by 3-4 weeks. To date hulls # 2, 3 & 4 are sailing with hulls # 5 and 6 due to launch in the next weeks, and production for 7 & 8 following asap. The construction time is between 3-4 weeks per boat.

Hurricanes in the USA have caused some minor material and equipment supply issues, but plans are being made to fast-track delivery.
Second Cape 31 Launch

Second Cape 31 Launch

27/09/2017
We recently received news that Southern Spars Cape Town will be closing down and the price of the rigs is increasing. This is unfortunate.

However, we have managed to negotiate that the next three rigs will be built at the current price.

The next three South African boat orders (ie hull 9, 10 &11), if ordered before December 2017, will be kept at the same discounted price of R1.75 mil. plus vat (excluding sails, electronics and safety items).

These boats will be due for launch in March, April & May 2018.

As before, clients can take advantage of any discounts that Noordhoek Sailboats receive in sourcing sails, electronics or safety items.
Volvo Ocean Race Invitational

Volvo Ocean Race Invitational

25/09/2017
During the "Leg Two" stopover of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race, the inaugural Cape 31 invitational regatta will be hosted in the VOR Race Village at the popular V&A Waterfront.

This will take place during the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd December 2017.

The regatta will be an ideal opportunity for the Cape 31 teams to check each other out and get to know their new race machines before tackling the Cape 31 circuit planned for 2018.

Racing will take place in Table Bay under the majestic Table Mountain.
2018 Race - Sailing Holiday

2018 Race - Sailing Holiday

Book now, only six boats left to charter!

28/03/2017
Invitation to a spectacular race-sailing holiday in Cape Town.

Available Dates:
19 - 27 Jan or 16 Feb – 24 Feb
Second Cape 31 Launch

Second Cape 31 Launch

15/06/2017
We launched the first Cape 31 off our local production line yesterday. All went very smoothly and most importantly, Steve and Rodney are over the moon with their boat.
2017 Mykonos Off-shore Regatta

2017 Mykonos Off-shore Regatta

10/03/2017
"I would first of all like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for making the charter of the Cape 31 possible..."

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.