UK Events

Please see below our 2021 'Class' Events. The beauty of this class is that as she rates so well under IRC, we can have a mixture of IRC Events where we 'join in' and extract results, while as the fleet builds we can have more and more class racing.

We will kick 2021 off with 4 established IRC Events, extracting results (Royal Southern May Regatta, Royal Southern June Regatta, Taittinger RSYC Regatta & Cowes Week) finishing the year off with 2 Class events (The Royal Thames Yacht Club Class Invitational & The Royal Yacht Squadron Cape 31 National Championship). 

There will also be a host of other regattas that Cape 31's are encouraged to enter. These include the Warsash Spring Championship Weekends and RORC Easter Challenge (perfect early season Training regattas), the Round the Island Race (which the Cape 31 was born to do) and the two remaining Royal Southern Summer Events (July & September Regattas). 


2021 Cape 31 UK Series - 5 out of 6 Events to count

(discard only applies after 6th Event)

Round 1


8-9th May

A great IRC Event, the Royal Southern Summer Series will provide perfect racing for the Cape 31's to join in. The Royal Southern May Regatta officially kicks off Cape 31 UK's 2021 Season. 

Round 2


​12th-13th June

We are back for the 2nd Event in the Royal Southern Summer Series and the 2nd of the Cape 31 UK 2021 Series. 

Round 3


17th-18th July​

An Event that is just as famous for its off the water antics, as well as its great 'Round the Cans' racing in the Western Solent. Taittinger Regatta is set to let the Cape 31 UK Fleet stretch their legs in 2021 and we can't wait to join in the action. 

Round 4

This event needs no introduction and is set to become a regular for the Cape 31's. Blasting around the  World renowned Cowes Week Courses on a Cape 31 is sure to create quite a stir and leave crews thirsty for more (and potentially thirsty for some shore based activities). 


31st July-6th August

Round 5

20th-22nd August

The Inaugural Royal Thames Class Invitational is set to be a regular on the Solent Calendar. Cape 31's will have their own class start and are set to be joined by the Performance 40's, as well as another high profile class TBA. There are some amazing trophies on offer and we are looking to run a social program that will rival any event. 

Round 6


4th-5th September

A Class Nationals run by one of the most prestigious and exclusive Yacht Clubs in the World..... Yes Thank you!!!

2021 Cape 31 UK Encouraged Events

(These Events don't count toward the 2021 Season points, however are highly recommended)


​2nd-4th April


Traditionally the signal to 'Kick Off' for the UK Sailing Season, this regatta is the perfect training regatta for the Cape 31's. We will be receiving extra attention and help at this regatta from 'on the water coaches' to kickstart our season. 

The 2021 Warsash Spring Series will consist of 2 Weekends of action packed racing. These will be called the Warsash Spring Championships and the Cape 31's are encouraged to join in the fun. A Cape 31 has every chance of taking out the overall IRC win. 


17-18th April & 24-25th April


The annual Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club with its iconic 50 mile course that regularly attracts over 1,400 boats, provides the perfect challenge for the Cape 31. Most UK sailors have epic stories of 'Ripping' down the back of the Island, while the Cape 31 was born to do exactly this!!


3rd July

The Royal Southern July & September Regattas are highly recommended by Cape 31 UK. Not only are these fantastic events on and off the water, there is also every chance that a Cape 31 will be racing for the overall IRC Summer Series Win. 

Cape Town Invitational


You’re Invited! Enjoy a Summer in the South with some of the finest, most exciting one design sailing in the world in a city voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Several British Teams competed at the 2019 Invitational and returned to the UK absolutely raving about the Boat and the Event hence, why Cape 31 UK was born. 


The Cape 31, a no compromise, one design racing speedster designed by Mark Mills and built locally in Cape Town, South Africa. Usually crewed with 7 people (595 kg max crew weight) and with 12 boats launched, the fleet offers some of the closest, most exciting racing out there. The idea behind the UK Cape 31 is that she competes extremely well on IRC and UK Class Events, however can also easily switch over into 'Cape Town' mode and be shipped south for their fantastic event. For Reference Shipping is around £4000 pounds each way. 

The Invitational continues to showcase the South African Ocean Sector and in particular the in-depth industry experience in the boat building and maintenance, mostly in the Western Cape. The objective of the Cape 31 Invitational Regatta is to market Cape 31 globally so that more boats can be sold. Naturally, the more boats that are sold, the more the local industry benefits.


Cape Town is renown for hosting some of the biggest sporting events in the world while being a top tourist destination. With countless activities to be enjoyed in and around the city, it will no doubt be a team favourite and an unforgettable experience both on and off the water.


​10th-11th July & 18th-19th September

Interested in going for a Sail Trial on a Cape 31? Let's Talk.

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