Cape 31 Launches in South Africa

With the launch of ‘Flame’ the first Cape 31 in South Africa last week, Mills Design’s latest high performance design was revealed.   Conceived and brought to fruition by Cape Town resident and prominent sailor Lord Irvine Laidlaw of ‘Highland Fling’ fame, it is in production and growing as a successful new One Design class at the Royal Cape Yacht Club.   Response has been very enthusiastic after she performed well in conditions ranging from light/medium to almost 30 knots a few days after her launch.  More information is available at



Share This: