The CAPE 31

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"Summer in the South” Regattas

22/02/2018

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!

22/02/2018

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

21/02/2018

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

24/01/2018

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

11/12/2017

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

28/03/2017

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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