For those looking to buy a Redwing, you will notice that the boats rarely, if ever arrive for sale in the usual places. However, if you are looking to get into the fleet, boats can always be ‘found’ and sold to prospective sailors, several of us hoard them to use, share or restore over time but would rather they were in use immediately.
Here we will put together a list of boats or parts that are actively for sale. If what you are looking for is not available, do get in touch with the association – we can be very resourceful. If you have something ‘Redwing’ for sale or wanted, contact us and we will endeavour to get it listed.
R241 Rocky III for sale – Race spec with a race win at the 2022 championship and inlands.
Well known quick boat with a great history and now fully updated.
As new Sail shapes plus a good set of Ullmans with a spare superspars rig.
Decent Mersey 250 combi.
£6k complete or £5k without the new sails.
R249 Lyonesse for sale – Race spec with race wins at the 2022 championship. £8000 ovno
Built by Stephen Beresford of the good wood boat company and launched in 2009. Only used for a small handful of races until I bought her in 2016. Raced regularly until 2019 and rarely since. Dry stored until 2016 and over the winter until 2019 and again for most of the year since.
Proven quick boat with history. Inland Championship winner 2018, National Championship winner 2018, 3rd overall in 2022 National Championships with 2 race wins. Boat is fully set up with latest rigging tweaks, all measurements and tuning information available. I hold the current measurement certificate.
Comes with: new unused unwrapped superspars mast and rigging pack. Usable but not perfect spare mast as used in the 2022 championships. Boom was new 2017, carbon fly away pole 2017, new sheets and control lines 2018 with carbon extension, new running rigging in spare mast 2019, combi trolley/trailer as supplied original with boat, excellent matching over and under covers, 3 suits of sails: Championship quality sail shape sails used for 3 championships, borderline championship quality Ullman “pinkies“ now used for club and non championship event racing, mixed set of good Ullman main and worn Mac jib used for cruising/training.
Hull is Kia planked and is in excellent condition. Varnish is in good condition and was done with epifanes single pack varnish. Underside finished with 1500 grit paper and rubbing compound. Inside is not the tidiest but is well protected. Ribs and lands have been epoxied – stiff and doesn’t leak. Some wear marks from ropes on the thwarts as usual but otherwise fully coated and protected. Doesn’t leak.
Contact Eric Evans on 07472281951. Viewing available in North Devon.
R154 Chaffinch for sale – Race spec, fast boat, ready to go – £3500 ono
Built by Roy Dann (Looe) in 1951 and sailed in North Devon through a lot of her life. Proven fast boat – 3rd overall in 2017 National Championship in 2017 with 2 Cup wins and many other Club trophies.
Complete hull restoration and updated to full race spec. in 2012-2014. In excellent condition, used regularly, and fully equipped and all ready to race. She comes with alloys by SuperSpars, trapeze and original Wyche and Coppock centre-board. Currently rigged for aft main sheeting but easily converted to centre main if desired.
Also included and all new in 2014: a fully enveloping cover in VGC, good combi-road trailer/trolley, full buoyancy and suit of Sail Shape (Fowey) sails good for club racing. Suit of nationals-quality Sail Shapes by separate negotiation.
Wanted – Items to help complete some classic Redwing restorations.
Peter has been on a real mission to restore several Redwings in classic mode for use locally in North Devon. It is a great project and hugely worthy of our support to help bring Redwinging joy to sailors in North Devon while helping to re-building our fleet and getting the boats back on the water.
He has sourced a wooden mast for a 1970’s restoration which is almost complete, but needs at least one more if not two for the others he is restoring next. He is also in need of two 15″ Saylon black nylon jib sheet lead track’s or Tufnol equivalents.
If you can help, please Peter by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org