The 31 Race Circuit and Cape 31 UK are excited to officially announce the Bronze Class Partners for 2023.
The support from these suppliers is key to the success of the Class - we couldn’t do it all without them! Throughout the season we will see their support in various forms. Keep your eyes peeled.
‘Here at The Vital Spark we are at the forefront of Marine Electronics, pushing development with an unparalleled reputation for quality and successful delivery.
We supply and fit the marine industry’s leading brands and work alongside their technical departments to constantly improve and better current systems.
We are so proud to be involved with the Cape 31 fleet and into our second year of sponsorship. We have now supplied and fitted over 90% of the UK’s fleet and continue to support all our customers as well as being at every championship event, providing regatta support. Our job doesn’t stop after installation.’
Simon Tonks, founder of Soak Insure, commented: “We are very pleased to be able to support the Cape 31 Class, not only through the events coming up but we are also there to assist with any insurance needs. With Soak now insuring most of the UK fleet, we are here to give owners peace of mind around the protection of their Cape and support boats. We want sailors to rest assured that they have the right cover in place should something happen whilst racing or ashore; working with our strong network of local repairers, we can help you get back racing as soon as possible.”
Diverse has the combination of technical expertise and racing experience to deliver maximum performance of onboard systems for Cape 31’s. With Base Packages or Performance Packages available to suit your budget and race aspirations! Utilising the very latest in performance electronics; B&G, Garmin, Thrane, Sailmon not to mention custom made Diverse Looms and Wind Sensors. We design, install and commission high performance electronic systems to enable you to excel in this highly competitive fleet.
Diverse are also World leaders in Marine Loadcell Applications. Our Loadsense department has been designing high quality loadcells, backed by an experienced team for over 30 years. Our Cape 31 Loadpin is custom made to fit the existing structure of the boat with no changes to the boat or rigging! The calibration is done in a loading Jig of the chainplate with a multipoint calibration for accuracy.
Team Diverse are looking forward to supporting the fleet here in Hamble and beyond on the circuit!
Ian “Chips” Howarth, CEO, Cyclops Marine:
“This is the fastest growing, most exciting class around, so Cyclops is delighted to be partnering Cape 31 once again in 2023. Every year the fleet is getting closer and more data driven. With the margins so tight (and always tightening) the high level of accuracy and consistency teams can get out of our smarttune wireless load sensor could play a huge part in the future for this great boat – they have found the perfect home on the forestay of the C31!
2022 was a massive year for the class, with the Sunday of Cowes Week delivering arguably the most exciting racing the Week has ever seen – but 2023 promises to top it!”
Fortress Anchors - Meridian Zero
Steve Barraclough, Sales Director of Meridian Zero, says “Meridian Zero is pleased to be associated with the Cape 31 Race Circuit through Fortress, the best anchors in the world. Cutting edge design from Fortress combines with cutting edge performance from the Cape 31’s. There’s a definite synergy there.”
Sailmon CEO Kim Coster said "We take great pride in being a partner of the Cape31 class, a highly successful one-design class known for its outstanding growth. Our instruments and platform have already proven to be a valuable addition to the class, whether sailors are using the high-performance sailing processor or our MAX.
Our Sailmon App enables all sailors to enhance their performance by analyzing and reliving their trips using highly accurate data, combined with photos and videos. In addition, sailors can act as their own race committee and organize their own races, with real-time communication, precise start times, and immediate feedback on OCS, mark roundings, and automatically generated race results. Moreover, the Sailmon App offers class-specific leaderboards to enable competitors to compare their results with sailors from all over the world."
"Spinlock are pleased to be supporting the Cape 31 class, it looks like some fantastic racing planned for 2024 both in the UK and over seas."