CAPE 31 One Design

"It is the passion for the sea and for yachts that has always driven my life."
After the last few years of designing, developing and enjoying sailing the 100' Tango designed
by the architect Mark Mills, it is a smaller sailboat, the Cape 31, also designed by Mark Mills
that I want to talk about:
  • One-design day boat, fast and fun!
  • It is very versatile, reliable, for a limited budget and even wins in IRC.
After its international success, and a first sailing in the bay of St-Tropez, we want to develop a
fleet in the Med
Welcome to those who love to steer and are passionate about racing.
From an Olympic medal with his brother Yves, through a round-the-world race with Eric
Tabarly, not forgetting his many oceanic victories and his "America's Cup" success with French
Kiss and Ville de Paris, eclectic sailor Marc Pajot today broker, designer and consultant ensures
through Pajot Yacht Selection the representation of the Cape 31 one-design for the
Mediterranean Sea.

The Cape 31 is an affordable high performance 31 foot race boat.

Teams usually sail 7 up on this latest generation race boat. The  class rule prefers owner driver (always amateur) and a mixed crew of amateurs and professionals..

The key to this boat’ success already is that it has proven itself as not only a great one design boat, but also as a competitive boat under multiple handicap systems. The boat has had some impressive results over the last few years in a host of UK and European IRC events, Caribbean CSA events and US ORR/ORC Events.  

Another great feature of the Cape 31 is that she (along with her 2  piece mast) easily fits into a 40ft container ! 

Cape 31 Sales - New and used
- 27 boats sold to the UK and Ireland
- 4 second hand and 11 brand new boats shipped straight into Hamble Yacht Services
- 1 shipped directly to Les Voiles de St Tropez

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• LOA 9.56
• LWL 8.83
• Beam 3.10
• Displacement 1.770kg
• Draft 2.45
• IRC 1.15 designed
• E-glass; core-cell foam vacuum bagged construction
• Grey interior finish
• Non-skid cockpit sole
• Non-skid Deck
• Sprayed topsides & Nautix antifouling
• Carbon keel fin
• Lead bulb
• Carbon bow sprit
• Carbon rudder
• Jeffa bearings
• Carbon tille


Deck Gear

Mechanical Control


• Lewmar 30 Winches
• Lewmar 40 Winches
• Harken Main Track
• Sliding Front Hatch
• Harken Spin-truning Blocks
• Harken Purchase Systems for jib up-down
• Harken Purchase for Vang
• Harken Purchase for Outhaul
• Harken Purchase for Cunningham Composite Stanchions
• 2YM15 Engine
• SD 20 Sail drive leg
• Vetus 25 litre fuel tank
• Deck filler mounted on
• Blade folding propeller
• Mechanical engine stop cable
• Engine start control panel
• Spinlock ATU/Teleflex supplied throttle
• Two Morse control cables
Two automatic bilge pumps
• Nav lights
• Four switch dc board (instruments, nav lights, dc socket,
• Separate bilge pump override switch BlueZone battery
selector switch
• One Starter/house battery

Spar & Rigging


• Southern Spars supplied Carbon Mast, including rod rigging, two sets of spreaders and Cunningham control
• One main halyard, one jib halyard, one spin halyard all Southern Ropes Technora
• Spin sheets, jib sheets, main sheet, runners all Southern Ropes Technora
• Southern Spars Aluminium Boom including outhaul
• Yard supplied bow sprit to Mills/Koopman specification
• Southern Spars supplied Windex
All sails are North Sails and manufactured in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1 X Main
  • 1 X J2
  • 1 X J4
  • 1 X A2
  • 1 X A3