Performance 40 & Cape 31 UK National Championships 2021

Saturday 4 September - Sunday 5 September 2021


Sat 4 Sep:
1056 & 2304
Sun 5 Sep:
1133 & 2339
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With the 2020 P40 UK National Championships cancelled due to bad weather, the rescheduled event will take place 4th-5th September 2021. The Royal Yacht Squadron is delighted to welcome the Performance 40 Nationals (P40s) back to Cowes for this event and this year they will be joined by the Cape 31 class.

The regatta will take place over two days and include 3 races on both Saturday and Sunday.


A ‘Performance 40’ is a Cruiser/Racer around 40ft and will be defined by the below limitations, which utilises information from her IRC Certificate. Also known as a P40, the intention is for this to be a mostly ‘Corinthian’ Class, where family and friends get a taste of Grand Prix style Racing. ​For reference a Beneteau First 40 is at the bottom of the rating band and an X Yachts XP44 is at the top of the band. The band includes, but is not limited to; J111’s, J122’s, J133’s, J121, IMX40’s, Grand Soleil 43’s, Arcona 41’s, JND 39’s, Corby 41’s, Mills 39’s, Matt 12’s, Farr 40’s, King 40’s, Azuree 46’s etc.

  • P40 IRC Band : 1.075-1.150
  • LH :11.15m-14.1m
  • DR : 125-205 Max Draft 2.70m


The Cape 31 is an affordable high performance 31 foot race boat. Conceptualised by Lord Irvine Laidlaw, designed by Mark Mills and built by licensed boat builder CarboTech. The boats are built in Cape Town where there is already a healthy one design fleet. This latest generation sports boat usually sails 7 up, with an owner driver and a mixed crew of amateurs and professionals. The boat has proven itself as not only a great one design boat, but also as a competitive IRC boat, with some impressive results this year in the UK, having won multiple IRC events. Another great feature of the Cape 31 is that she (along with her 2 piece mast) easily fit into a 40ft container…. this comes in handy when you have the beautiful shores of Cape Town calling you for their annual Cape Town Invitational.

  • LH: 9.55m
  • Draft: 2.45m 


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