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They've been around for a couple seasons now. they were running a really sweet charter deal last year, and they're running a sale now ;)

 

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Do the sails have to be paneled? Looks like North so would make sense to keep costs down. Limiting instruments and learning from driving costs up that killed the C&C 30 would be good. Cost of the boat is the cheap part of sailing so keeping the running of the boat and Pro's down to a reasonable number is the important part. Hopefully they can be sailed with less than 8 people too. 

Looks fun to me.

 

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It rates 1.13 in IRC for those interested. The C31 in the UK has nearly cleaned up in most of the races it enters. The team racing it is very good but even so it’s very fast. The more powerful hull shape and larger keel fin seem to work well in the Solent chop

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She looks pretty Good, great Rocker......and even though Chine Its a great look with Plump stem and the bevelled Gunwale.  and the big ply bulkhead looks like the Cape is going through the sound barrier......

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On 8/15/2019 at 5:25 PM, Murphness said:

Will these do some near shore overnight races or are they mostly inshore OD? 

 

On 8/21/2019 at 5:01 PM, Mark Mills said:

Most of the current class activity is inshore. but they are happy coastal racing.  Some do the Mykonos race in SA which is 65 miles up the coast from Cape Town.

mostly day racing, Mykonos is a bit of a once off as it is downwind day 1 and then inshore day2.

 

BUUUT

this is a gonna be 4 up and  take 6/7 days i guess. 

https://rcyc.co.za/capetosthelena/seascape-powered-by-yanmar/

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On 4/18/2021 at 11:39 AM, shebeen said:

 

mostly day racing, Mykonos is a bit of a once off as it is downwind day 1 and then inshore day2.

 

BUUUT

this is a gonna be 4 up and  take 6/7 days i guess. 

https://rcyc.co.za/capetosthelena/seascape-powered-by-yanmar/

AFAIK this is a modified 31 that was originally damaged by a dehumidifier fire. The boat you show as entered is actually now on the water in the UK as one of the growing fleet there.

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It was nice to see 3 boats racing in the Solent at the weekend. Rumour has it 14 boats in total have been sold to the UK including g the ones already delivered. The RYA have allocated 20 sail numbers for a UK C31 fleet

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2 hours ago, JL92S said:

It was nice to see 3 boats racing in the Solent at the weekend. Rumour has it 14 boats in total have been sold to the UK including g the ones already delivered. The RYA have allocated 20 sail numbers for a UK C31 fleet

At this point in time the fleet will be 8 boats in a few months, there is a lot of interest however so this could change quite soon.

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On 4/27/2021 at 8:50 PM, Major Tom said:

I will try and get some info up here by the end of the week.

capeperformancesailing@gmail.com  

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23 hours ago, Major Tom said:

capeperformancesailing@gmail.com  

Sorry, this is the builders address, the UK and USA agent is Dave Swete who has sold 9 boats into the UK and has big plans for the USA and the Caribbean. Contact dave@swetesailing.com

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You can now go check out cape31us.com for more information. Feel free to email me as well at ed@sail22.com

We are setting up a Zoom call for any potential owners. 

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Good luck Ed - looks like around $265k all up and delivered.

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2 hours ago, ryley said:

Good luck Ed - looks like around $265k all up and delivered.

Thanks. Dave Swete has set up a great schedule for the Caribbean and we are lining up a great US Circuit too. He has done a great job and Sail22 will help execute it. Any North American owners should check out the Cape31us.com website and send an email to be included in the first boats.

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Here is to another expensive 30 something that all the pros will hop on and all the rich owners will love... for about 36 months.  

The Melges 32 and C&C 30 are looking for a third for bridge at the retirement home.

$265 all up and I am guessing $120k for a used Cape 31 in 2025...
 

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All new boats cost more than used ones. Hey same for cars too. We are establishing a Pro limit and have a great team together that knows how important it is to keep the rules strict to make sure there is a level playing field. We hope you can pick up a Cape31 for less in 4-5 years and plan to still be building new ones too. It’s our jobs to make this great boat also a great class. Its about the people as much as the boat and we plan to make that happen. 

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At this level you really can't complain about the cost...

Owner-driver?:
"An 'owner driver' rule will be enforced for all US boats as well a 2 pro sailor limit. (there are caveats for the owner driver rule if for example an owner does not want to helm their own boat, a suitable Cat 1 driver may be approved by Cape 31 US."

So, is that 3 pros allowed if I don't want to drive? enforced for all US boats as well a 2 pro sailor limit. (there are caveats for the owner driver rule if for example an owner does not want to helm their own boat, a suitable Cat 1 driver may be approved by Cape 31 US

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2 hours ago, Liquid said:

At this level you really can't complain about the cost...

Owner-driver?:
"An 'owner driver' rule will be enforced for all US boats as well a 2 pro sailor limit. (there are caveats for the owner driver rule if for example an owner does not want to helm their own boat, a suitable Cat 1 driver may be approved by Cape 31 US."

So, is that 3 pros allowed if I don't want to drive? enforced for all US boats as well a 2 pro sailor limit. (there are caveats for the owner driver rule if for example an owner does not want to helm their own boat, a suitable Cat 1 driver may be approved by Cape 31 US

The rules will get fine tuned by the first 6 US owners. You will have more say if you commit to an early build slot. The current rules are based on what the UK is doing but we need what works here so there may be some small differences.

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