Fortress Anchors makes a splash in the United Kingdom
Fortress Anchors had an eventful week in the United Kingdom boating community. A significant highlight was their involvement in the Cape 31 UK class, where a Fortress Anchor was awarded as a coveted prize. This special opportunity was made possible through our exclusive UK distributors, Meridian Zero.
The Royal Lymington Yacht Club played host to the highly anticipated Hamble Yacht Services Cape 31 National Championship in July of 2023. The championship took place over three days, with 26 Cape 31s racing and featured a series of seven races in the stunning waters of Christchurch Bay.
The event attracted top-notch sailors from across the country, all vying for the coveted title of National Champion in the Cape 31 Class.
Bringing together sailors of all levels and backgrounds, it served as a vibrant gathering of experienced sailors, promising talents, and passionate enthusiasts, uniting the sailing community in a true celebration. The championship not only showcased remarkable skills but also nurtured a sense of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and a shared passion for sailing.
Originally designed for racing in South Africa, the Cape 31 is a one-design yacht that has gained rapid popularity worldwide. Unlike many keelboats that fade into obscurity after a short period of attention, the Cape 31 stands out as a unique breed, destined to become a must-sail vessel for years to come. Within just over a year, 25 boats have been sold in England and Ireland, a testament to the appeal of this Mark Mills-designed one-design yacht. It has seemingly found the perfect balance and captured the imagination of sailors in the region.
Congratulations to our champions of Volvo Dun-Laoghaire Regatta and for a second year running Irish National Champions Anthony O’Leary, ANTIX.
Congratulations to First Corinthian team was Dan O’Grady, AJA taking home the Meridian Zero Fortress Anchor.