UK-Cherub Class

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UK Cherub Class

The Cherub is a two-person 12 foot racing dinghy with asymmetric spinnaker and twin trapezes. Just twelve feet long, weighing around 70kgs fully rigged for sailing, the Cherub combines spectacular performance with the “on the edge” handling characteristics only found in true lightweight skiffs.

The Cherub rules are simple and allow for maximum flexibility for designers, allowing boats to be created to incorporate sailor's own ideas. Also meaning the class develops over time as techniques, materials and ideas improve. All this makes the Cherub one of the most interesting and innovative of all dinghies: The challenge extends from the sailing skills to setting up the boat to suit the sailor, and maybe even designing and building, too.

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The light weight, high performance, development class.

Latest news

2017 Nationals this Weekend!

The Cherub Nationals 2017 are being held at Stone Sailing Club 19th - 22nd August, the cherubs return to the east coast a fondly regarded area for many cherub past and present cherub sailors, this event promises to drag a few boats out of storage and back onto the water for a weekend of sun sea and wind.

Last year’s national champion Paul Croote is returning to defend his title, and has shown good form in the build up to this year’s event. The other normal strong contenders within the 05-rule fleet have also been showing great form in the build-up events. Green bananas have been busy optimizing and the results from the open meetings show great improvements in terms of boat speed. Last year’s foiling duo A&E are back to prove a point, whether they will be joined by other foilers is still unknown.

The 97 rule boats have seen somewhat of a resurgence with several the boats resurfacing its anyone’s guess how many will be at the nationals, Madge the current champion not able to attend and her helm sailing Comfortably Numb who has come out of long term storage, previously active boats King Tubby and Squid have been out on the water and making modifications no doubt will show pace on numb.

There are a number of prizes up for grabs at this years nationals including trophies for positions in the two categories, and then further prises for classics, best looking, restoration, improver and many more.

The weather promises to be a typical British summer looking forward to seeing you all there.

 

2017 Nationals Entry Now Open

The 2017 UK Cherub Nationals at Stone from the 19th - 22nd of August are now open for entry.

This year we will be using an online entry form paired with Paypal to take all entries.

Click here to be taken to the Online Entry Form

The Notice of Regatta can be found here.

We look forward to seeing everyone there. Anyone needing help to get to the event please reach out to Nick and Jamie who will be able to help.

 

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