The CAPE 31

- an innovative new concept in one design racing

"Flame" is now for sale!


Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get your hands on a pre-owned Cape 31!

Flame - the original Cape 31 - is being offered at the attractive price of R1.45mil excl. VAT.

For more details, please contact Hylton Hale at

"Summer in the South” Regattas


by Ingrid Hale

2nd International Invitational Regatta

Another thrilling event!

The Cape 31’s were on display this weekend in the 2nd Cape 31 International Invitational. Three visiting teams from the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Royal Thames Yacht Club and Royal Perth Yacht Club joined the local teams on the race course.

The Cape31 fleet is growing!

The Cape31 fleet is growing!


by Michael Giles

Hull number 8, called MB, and owned by Bjorn Geiger was launched two weeks ago. Certainly great to see this boat sailing!

With the second international invitational regatta complete, interest is growing. Boats 9 through 12 will be launched from May onward.

Flame continues to be available for charter for local regattas.

2018 Mykonos Offshore Regatta

2018 Mykonos Offshore Regatta


by Ingrid Hale

The wind on the nose didn’t deter the Cape 31’s from heading up the West Coast for the annual Mykonos Offshore regatta.

Run by Royal Cape Yacht Club, “Mykonos” is the biggest offshore race in Africa in numbers. Close on 60 boats sailed from Cape Town to Club Mykonos on the West Coast, arriving well into the early hours of Saturday morning.

"Summer in the South” Regattas


Report back by Luke Scott

1st International Invitational Regatta

What an exciting 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.

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.