When getting involved with the National Redwing dinghy you probably didn’t know that you were in fact joining a collection of dedicated enthusiasts. We are from a huge range of backgrounds and ages that all love our boats and socialising with those who are also interested in them. Being so dedicated our events are well supported, we just love to race against each other and socialise with each other afterwards!
Events coming up…
Redwing Inland Championships 2019 – Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club – April 27-28th
Our 2019 Inland Championships will be held by Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club on April 27-28th. This will be our second Inlands held at BCYC. Unusually we were becalmed in 2018 limiting the event to a single race and causing much time for a fleet social. We are optimistic for more breeze in 2019! The Notice Of Race is now available here where you will see the 6 race format, meal and prizes are similar to last time. Entries are now open with an online entry form here and payment in cash on the day – also on the entry form is a space to book the Saturday meals. Early entries are encouraged to help with event planning.
To view the BCYC open event sailing instructions, click here and the Event specific sailing instruction amendments, click here. We will be sailing a trapezoid course this time, you can view the course diagram here.
The Harding Cup – North Devon Yacht Club – June 29-30th
The Harding Cup was presented to the winners of Redwing class meetings that were happening years ago. Now that the North Devon fleet is building the cup has been re-discovered and a North Devon event is being held each year. The Harding Cup will be presented to the fastest boat rigged in classic form and carrying a metal centerplate. Another prize will be presented to the fastest boat rigged in the modern way.
This year, the event will be run over 2 days of the 29th and 30th of June with racing on both days and food on the Saturday evening.
More details to follow but definitely a date to put in your diary. Last year 8 Redwings raced at fairly short notice including 5 plated boats so an unusual opportunity to race against other boats in the classic guise. More details to follow.
Redwing National Championships 2019 – Looe Sailing Club – August 24-30th
Our 2019 National Championships will be held by Looe Sailing Club in August. It is always special to go back to the original home of the National Redwing and we look forward to some more hot competition there.
Last year the RYA brought to our attention that while we know which boats in out fleet measured originally, and most had been issued measurement certificates in the past that very few actually held current measurement certificates with the correct details on. Please make sure that you hold a correct certificate for the event – see the article in the news section for a quick how – to guide.
Redwing National Championships 2018 – Centré Nautique de Plérin
An excellent event at an incredible sailing venue organised by the Le Grand Léjon association and held at the Centré Nautique de Plérin. Please read the Yachts and Yachting report for more information.
Redwing Inland Championships 2018 – Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club
This was our first Inland event for many years and unusually for BCYC the wind was lacking leaving us with just one race. We did however make up for it with Yoga, Table Tennis and beer. It was great to see everyone and we are pleased to reinstate a routing of having an Inland Championships as a second opportunity for a class event and catch up of old friends.
Redwing National Championships 2017 – North Devon Yacht Club
We were welcomed back to NDYC in 2017 with much local excitement and Redwingers of the past coming out to see. The Redwing was a very familiar sight in the NDYC racing area in the 60’s. This event also represented 50 years since the event was last held at NDYC. You can read more in the Yachts and Yachting report.
Redwing National Championships 2016 – Scillonian Sailing Club
What a picturesque venue! Despite poor weather restricting the movements of the ferry’s, we had an excellent event with the largest turnout of recent years hitting 30 boats! More information here in the Yachts and Yachting report and pictures here.
Redwing National Championships 2015 – Looe Sailing Club
Redwing National Championships 2014 – Centré Nautique de Plérin
Please find event results here.