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.
Originally created in New Zealand by John Spencer in 1951, Cherubs are mainly sailed in Australia and Great Britain, with a growing fleet in France. As well as this, boats can be found as far away as Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, the USA and Portugal.
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.
Cherub sailing is the real thing: True planing performance upwind, but then turn the corner and you’re in for the ride of your life…
Another successful Dinghy show has come and gone. This years one saw high foot fall past our stand and the visitors were very impressed at the boat we had on the stand.
We would like to thank Paul for getting his boat looking so good and all those that did time promoting the class on the stand.
Hopefully we will have some new faces waiting for a ride on the beach at Draycote on Saturday 15 March at our Post Dinghy Show Blast.
Please have a look on the forum HERE for more details about this event.