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Eight Cape 31s Take to the Côte d'Azur

22nd May 2024
Eight Cape 31s compete against the backdrop of the stunning Island of Porquerolles in the Côte d'Azur
Cape 31s compete against the backdrop of the stunning Island of Porquerolles in the Côte d'Azur

Eight Cape 31s raced on the Côte d'Azur last week. The four days of racing in Porquerolles mixed windward-leeward racing with coastal racing — a welcome challenge from the usual windward-leeward format.

The teams had quite light, tricky conditions to contend with, with Aspire Sailing bringing out the early lead in the regatta. With race wins from four out of the eight teams—Aspire, Shotgunn, Essentia, and Stella Maris—the competition was tight.

Unfortunately for Irish fans, none of the Irish fleet members were in France.

August Schram and his team on Stella Maris enjoyed their first victory in the class. They had just shipped their new boat from South Africa, where they commissioned it to compete in the Cape 31 Summer in the South Series.

Round 3 results are here

This weekend (23rd - 26th May), the teams head to Hyeres for Round Four of its Meditteranean circuit hosted by COYCH following their busy few weeks with the Olympic Classes.

Circuit leaders Give Me Five are back, as is third place at Rounds 1 and 2 Pascal Feryn's Solano. One new team is joining the fleet, having been newly commissioned in Palma. Otto and Gaby Pohlmann, Meerblick, is also joining in the fun. 

Racing begins on Friday following a training day.

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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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