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FLEETS

Preferred Classes

These are classes which the club encourages and supports. They are selected for their suitability for the water on which we sail and current level of activity and enthusiasm at the club. By sailing one of these classes you are immediately part of a group and can gauge your performance against these other similar boats.
Laser 1 Most popular single hander of all time. Sailed with 3 rigs standard, radial and 4.7 to deal with different weights. Suitable for near beginner to Olympic level sailor. One of the strongest fleets at the club. Contact: Evan Williams This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laser 2000 2 man sitting out dinghy. The Laser 2000 is a great family boat, designed to be sailed with a variety of crew ability. The Laser 2000 gives superb performance whilst staying manageable for less experienced sailors, its popularity has grown tremendously over the last few years, sailing schools and clubs like the boat for its simplicity and "easy to sail" design. It has an asymmetric kite which provides excitement downwind. There are a good number of 2000s at the club and the fleet is getting keener. Contact: Simon Morley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dinghy Mixed Fleet  
Laser 4000 a two man dinghy with single trapeze. Fast twitchy dinghy with asymmetric spinnaker. Can be raced by a variety of weight combinations. A good first trapeze boat and brilliant in strong breeze. Contact: Tim Litt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
RS400 a two man sitting out dinghy. A fast racing boat with asymmetric spinnaker. Can be raced by a heavier weight combination than the Laser 4000. Requires a good level of strength and fitness.
RS800 a two man two trapeze dinghy. A high performance skiff requiring agility and quick reactions – most suitable for lighter weight combinations – quite often sailed by husband and wife combinations.
Musto Performance Skiff single handed, single trapeze dinghy. Fast and furious , requiring high levels of skill, fitness and strength. Only for the nuttiest, best sailors – we have a number of them here including the World Champion! Contact: Kit Stenhouse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laser SB3 a modern racing asymmetric keelboat sailed by 3 – 4 people. Fantastic performance keelboat, highly responsive – the keelboat of the moment and a growing fleet in the club. If you yearn for the responsiveness of a dinghy but prefer the security of a keel then this is for you.
Squib 19ft keelboat with distinctive tan sails. Sturdy boat, raced by male and female crews of all ages – very enthusiastic class – races on Saturday as well as Thursdays – moored/dry sailed Contact: Margaret Barsby This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Formula One 22ft racing cruiser – exciting to sail – good fleet racing turnout on Sundays. Contact: Nick Bett This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cruisers for cruisers other than Formula 1s, contact: Tony Goddard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Catamarans Currently race on the SCHRS small cat handicap system, primarily on windward/leeward courses. Contact: John Terry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dart 18 established, affordable single or double handed catamaran – this is the choice for the ‘non-asymmetric cat’ sailor, especially suited to those new to cat sailing. Generally a good selection available at very reasonable prices. Still a great national circuit for both classes, www.dart18.com Contact: John Terry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Asymmetric fast catamarans
Double Handers RSC has a mix - F18s (Nacra, Hobie Tiger, Dart Hawk), Hurricane 5.9 and SX, and Stealth F16. High performance, twin trapeze cats with big asymmetric kites for fantastic downwind performance – 20kts+! www.f18.org.uk, www.hurricanne59.com, Contact: John Terry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Single Handers We have a good fleet of Shadow single handers (trapeze and kite)– quick, light and manouverable, a suitably challenging sail. www.shadowsailing.org.uk Contact:  John Terry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Junior / Youth Preferred Classes - Contact Fiona Tylecote This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Optimist The classic single handed junior boat, available in wood, fibreglass and plastic. The boat is stable even in strong winds and is ideal for the smaller/younger sailor to both learn the basics and race competitively. The Optimist is one of the RYA’s recognised junior pathway classes, with regional and national squad training and racing. Most Olympic sailors started in Optimists!
Topper Single handed junior boat, great fun and good to race. Made of injection moulded polypropylene, making the boat strong and almost maintenance free! A recognised RYA junior pathway class, with regional and national squad training and racing. The largest junior racing fleet at Rutland.
Pico Primarily a single handed junior boat but a small jib can be rigged and the boat sailed two up. The thermoplastic hull is almost indestructible! A great introductory boat, used by the Sailing School and a popular choice at Rutland.
RS Feva A two-person hiking asymmetric junior boat. An exciting and safe introduction to gennaker-sailing. Plus the variety of rig options provide excellent flexibility. The RYA has also recently adopted the Feva as a recognised junior class.
Laser 4.7/ Radial/ Standard The Laser is a one-design single hander. Three simple, interchangeable rigs take the growing sailor from the Optimist or Topper to an introduction to youth sailing with the 4.7 rig and then to full youth sailing in the Radial with the final step to the full rig.
29er The high performance youth boat. A 'no-holds-barred' skiff designed along the same sleek lines as its big sister, the 49er. Whilst not a beginners boats, the 29er provides sparkling performance at an affordable price for lighter crews, making this an ideal boat for teenagers. It is also a recognised RYA youth class, with regional and national squad training and racing. Contact: Charlie Stowe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sailability Boats
Access boats 2.3, 303, 303S Very basic entry to sailing
Challengers Fast tri-maran dinghy exciting performance – sail with the club dinghy fleet.
SKUD new fast asymmetric dinghy – with keel! Boat for the Paralympics. Sail with club asymmetric fleet Contact: John Morley 01572 755927

 


 

Size and Weight Restrictions
DINGHIES Length 20 ft (6.1m)
CATAMARANS Length 20 ft (6.1m) Beam 10 Ft (3.0m)
CRUISERS Length 27 ft (8.22m) Weight 2 tonne
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