UK-Cherub Class

Get Your Heart Racing

Weymouth Regatta 2019 - 13-14 July

Day one was a day of three halves… The fleet was sent out into the bay in hope of catching some breeze and was greeted with flat water and no wind. After a brief postponement, racing got underway. EJ had a late start as she was stuck in irons with ten seconds to go until the start. Poppy finding gears, and Marmite and Usagi both fighting for first place with King Tubby left behind looking at bums. After a becalmed kite run the wind picked up, a very small amount, for the second race. Marmite and Usagi have a close start, fighting to keep their lanes. Poppy takes the pin end of the line hoping for clear air, taking the right side up the beat, neck and neck with Usagi for much of the leg. Poppy reaches the top mark first, closely followed behind Usage and Marmite. Poppy keeps her lead for 1.5 laps but unfortunately decapitates an enormous Jellyfish at the bottom mark, resulting in a near capsize! Both Marmite and Usage overtake and Poppy settles for third. Race three, the sea breeze kicks in and all boats have the best starts of the day, Poppy out back as her main sail batten pops out of the luff on the first beat and EJ has trouble with ….. something …… which forces her to retire and head in early, beating the rush for the showers. At the end of day one, Usagi sits in first place, with Marmite one point behind, poppy third, EJ in fourth and King Tubby fifth. The sailors were greeted with a well deserved lasagne back at the club, followed by a fleet trip to dominos.

Day two brought us more wind, only a little bit more. Racing commenced in the harbour bright and early. Poppy begun the day with an impressive port hand flyer above the rest of the fleet with Usagi and Marmite chasing hard on starboard. It was close racing for the top three to the windward mark. Poppy was going very well when pointing in the right direction, but not far behind marmite and usage for most of the race. EJ didn’t manage to start due to poor execution of kite rigging, but was well prepared for race five. EJ finally showed up with a decent start for race five and was quick but in the wrong direction! There was a loud bang as Marmite’s clew strap came undone, poppy took her chance to overtake and push for second, however once fixed, marmite quickly caught up to regain their place in front of Poppy. Everyone with current rules met up at the bottom mark of the first lap in hope for a fleet photo! After a shifty second beat Usagi was comfortably in first place with Marmite in second. For the final race, Poppy, again, takes a port start at the committee boat to get into the fresh breeze. Close racing for much of the duration of the race with a near miss between Usagi and Poppy as both boats narrowly avoid a collision close to the bottom mark due to not being able to see each other, otherwise much of the same.

Overall results: Andy Peters’ Usagi 1st Paul Croote’s Marmite 2nd Jamie Pearson’s Poppy 3rd Martyn Denchfield’s King Tubby 4th Jimmy Ruddiman’s EJ 5th


Nationals Entry Open

The entry is open for the nationals. Please follow the link below, put in your details and click on the pay now button which will take you to PayPal for your entry fee payment. Remember you will also need to join the class association for 2019 if you haven't already.

£103 inc meals on Friday and Saturday for both helm and crew.

The AGM will be held after racing on Thursday followed by a fleet curry at a place TBC


Isle of Sheppy Open - 18/19 May

Competitors shall register with the Race Office at IOSSC from 0830 on Saturday. A briefing will be held at approximately 1030. Three races are scheduled for first day and three for the second.

The Warning Signal for the first race on Saturday will be not before 1155.

The Warning Signal for the first race on Sunday will be at 1055.

The Sprint 15’s are programmed to start first and the Cherubs second, there will be a minute gap between the first fleet start signal and the first warning signal of the second fleet.

The NoR is available HERE


2019 Nationals


13th to 16th June 2019 Hosted by Plymouth Youth Sailing at the Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth

Entry will be open on the class website very shortly


Plymouth Youth Sailing Club and the Mount Batten Centre look forward to hosting the International Canoe and Cherub class National Championships between the 13th& 16th June 2019. Our previous experience of hosting Supernova, Topper, Laser and RS events in the recent past, plus a history of hosting a number of National Youth regattas, has given us a broad level of expertise in event management. We hope that your 2019 National Championships will be a great success on the waters of Plymouth Sound.

On arrival in Plymouth from the A38, please follow the Brown signs to Mount Batten. At the main site entrance, volunteers will inform you where you need to park your boat/trailer.

After unloading your boat, please park your car in the car park on the south side of the road, (this is a free council car park). We are using the Mount batten car parks for boat storage. Please do not go straight to a slipway to unload.

Please register as soon as possible in the Race Office (opening times 18.00 to 21.00 Wednesday evening and 09.00 to 10.30 Thursday ). This will be in the classroom in the main boat park. If you arrive before the Race Office is open, please go to MBC Reception, at the front of the building, where they will help you.

Please note that the Mount Batten car park areas are managed by an automated system. If you drive into their car parks you have a limited parking time (40mins) to unload your boat and drive out before a fine is issued. This is out of our control and is automatic.

Your entry fee includes use of the changing and shower facilities and boat parking for the event from Wednesday evening until after racing on Sunday afternoon. If you intend arriving before that time or stay later, you will need to make your own arrangements with the Mount Batten Centre.

Details of racing will be contained in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

The Mount Batten Centre has a selection of standard and ensuite rooms, including family rooms, prices start from £44 per night including breakfast for 2 people, book early to avoid disappointment.

The Centre also has space for 15 campervans, all with access to electricity, which must be booked in advance. Tents are not allowed on site, however the nearest campsite is only a short drive away. Please contact the centre on 01752 404567 or to check availability and book a room. The Centre also offers a range of other outdoor activities for non sailing members of the family.

Hotel accommodation is available at The Mount Batten Hotel, 2 minutes walk from the centre. Contact them directly on 01752 484660 or

And there are a number of B&Bs available in Turnchapple, 5 minutes walk from the centre. Details of other accommodation and local attractions can be found via the Plymouth Tourist Information Centre or the Visit Plymouth web sites.

The Mount Batten Centre's Lookout bar and cafe will be open every day from early serving breakfasts, Lunches, bacon rolls and hot drinks to eat in or take away. At the end of the days sailing there will be a pop up cafe serving pasta pots, baguettes, hot and cold drinks and snacks.

A water Taxi service runs from the Mount Batten peninsular to Plymouth Barbican between the hours of 07.30 and 22.30 during the summer. The Barbican has many restaurants and pubs for a lively night out. The historic Barbican area also has a number of other tourist attractions including the National Marine Aquarium, View Cinema, Lido and Plymouth Hoe, all within a short walking distance of the ferry. The city shopping centre, is a 10 minute walk from the ferry or circular bus route.


2019 Calendar

The first view of the draft 2019 calendar is available in the events section of the forum


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