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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Michael Giles

Michael Giles has combined a BSC Construction Management degree from NMMU (then UPE) and a passion for sailing.

He grew up sailing an Optimist Dinghy on the banks of the Swartkops River, in Port Elizabeth. He cut his teeth on the 7 foot 9 inch craft tacking back and forth and learning how brutal the tides could be to progress against them.

Michael went on to represent South Africa at two Optimist National events and secure South African Sailing Colours twice in a Laser Dinghy. The highlight of his sailing career was representing South Africa as part of Team Shosholoza campaigning for the oldest sporting trophy in the the world – The Americas Cup.

In addition to competing in the Americas Cup in Valencia and a host of other high profile events around the world, he has project managed leading boat building projects in South Africa and abroad.

His constant drive for performance, quiet nature and team leader skills has made him a sought after member for many projects.

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