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.
The final event of the year is scheduled for 14/15th (racing 15th only) at Queen Mary SC near Heathrow.
The weather is currently looking very promising with 19 degrees C and a F3-4 doth days
The racing will start at 10:35 on Sunday with 4 windward/leeward races. The first 2 with club racing (approx 45 minutes a race) followed by 2 shorter (30 minute) races for Cherubs only.
The notice of race is available at: NoR
The entry fee of £25 includes Saturday blasting - all Cherubs welcome to use the water, just make yourself known to the club office before you go out sailing
Blasting to start at 12PM Saturday - with off the water around 4:30 (ish).
Saturday night accommodation available - check forum thread for this event
A reminder that our Inland Champs are taking place this weekend with a relaxed 11:30 am briefing and 2 PM first race this Saturday followed by 2 further races at 12:30 on Sunday.
Contact Dave Ching for floorspace or book yourself a B&B near Pokesdown Station bh5 to join the evening entertainment.
It would be great to get a double digit attendance so dust of your Cherub and join the fun, even the weather is improving for this weekend