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New for old cover
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.
Dave and Hayley were off first - burning it up in Dave's new ride! Robin unveiled the new look for the banshee ambulance and as is becoming traditional, Born slippy was to be seen with numerous people being introduced to the class, trapeses and the meaning of the word FLAT.
An even bigger thank you has to be given to joe Thomas for sitting in an rib and freezing her metaphorical balls off all in the aid of taking pictures (more to follow)
Roll on this years events.
So the 2015 Dinghy show has been come and gone. It was lovely to see some old and familiar faces - but better still to meet some new people who have yet to hook into what Cherub sailing is about.
So if you are reading this and fancy having a go we have just the event for you on March 14th at Draycote Water - click topic,1985.0.htm l here for the forum link. Can't make the blast, don't worry - say hello on the forum and we'll find a way to get you grinning…