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New Cape 31 One Design Coming to Dun Laoghaire Harbour for 2022

15th October 2021
The new Cape 31 one designs are coming to Ireland in 2022
The new Cape 31 one designs are coming to Ireland in 2022 Credit: Cape 31 Class/Facebook

With the news that up to four of the new Cape 31 one designs are heading for Irish waters in 2022, there are now reports that Dun Laoghaire is joining Howth and Cork Harbour in the Cape race, with the latest news that at least one of the 31-footers is due in Ireland's biggest boating centre next season.

As Afloat reported earlier, Irish sportsboat exponents here have ordered up to five Cape 31 One Designs for next season, with echoes of what happened almost 30 years ago when a smaller -and still thriving - 1720 sports boat was born in Cork Harbour.

It is understood the new boat will arrive in Dun Laoghaire in late Spring 2022. 

Of course, there is additional interest in that the newest one-design keelboat class here will be another Irish design.

The new Cape 31 was designed by Wicklow based Mark Mills as a simple, clean, high-performance One Design, and it's been turning heads at some of the world's biggest sailing centres.

Last month, Cork sailmaker Barry Hayes took his first tack in a Cape 31 on the Solent and reported for Afloat here

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At A Glance – Cape 31

LOA 9.56 m
Draft 2.45m
Beam 3.1 m
IRC Rating 1.15

Yacht Builder Mills Design
Model Cape 31
Performance Level Performance Racer

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