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County Wicklow Designed Cape 31 Now Available in Italy

1st December 2022
Barry Cunningham's Cape 31 'Blast' competing in this winter's  DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
Barry Cunningham's Cape 31 'Blast' competing in this winter's DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay Credit: Afloat

The all-new Cape 31 keelboat is now available on the Italian market.

Savona Shipyard will exclusively distribute the one design yacht. 

Savona is working in collaboration with sales agent 31 North Yachting, which brought in the first Cape 31 boat to the UK. 

A five-boat fleet has been established in Ireland with the inaugural National Championships won by Anthony O'Leary at Cork Week Regatta in July.

Said to be “fast and fun”, the Cape 31 is easy to handle and trailerable: a project ready to 'redefine the standards of international one-design sailing'.

One of the Irish boats is racing this winter on Dublin Bay. Barry Cunningham's 'Blast' was the overall leader after two races sailed a the DBSC Turkey Shoot.

Designed by County Wicklow's Mark Mills and built by Cape Performance Sailing, the 31-foot Cape 31 is a high-performance boat suited for one-design sailing and to succeed in regattas governed by IRC regulations.

The historic Savona Shipyard, based in Savona in the northern Italian region of Liguria, will be the operational and logistical headquarters of the new Class, which is already established in Ireland, Britain (with 17 boats for the Royal Thames Invitational in September), France and the US.

Savona Shipyard is preparing to launch the first hull early next year and says it will allow interested owners and teams to test the Cape 31 in Italy.

The newly formed Cape 31 Italian Class aims to create a circuit of regattas in leading sailing venues. It will be presented and become operational in mid-December, and its calendar will also include participation in major IRC regattas.

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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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