Dr. Tina Plattner’s new Cape 31 TNT reaching at speed off Cape Town. She mailed the projects founder Lord Laidlaw:
“We’ve now sailed 3 Wednesday nights in our boat and are loving it. She goes well in light breeze as well as a decent south easter, we yesterday hit 23 knots going downwind! At the same time the designers got it right that she is not slow upwind either. Cut a long story short, the Cape 31 is a really fun boat and thanks again for making this possible for Cape Town we will have a lot of fun with this fleet, and I really hope that some more people will decide to buy one now that they are seeing 4 or 5 of us sailing out there…”
The Cape 31 will have a Class regatta as part of the Volvo Race stopover in Cape Town in December.
The latest wallycento Tango competed in her first event, the Voiles de St. Tropez, a month after launching. With a first and a second in the six race series she proved her potential in a class which for the first time ever included three wallycento’s, four if Open Season is included.