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    The rig is a bermudian sloop without spinnaker but with one trapeze for the crew Although the class is very small there are fleets of Redwings at Looe Cornwall St Mary s Isles of Scilly and Tenby Pembrokeshire which are raced enthusiastically often all year round The Redwing is light fast for a clinker dinghy but is very durable and long lived Most of those built are still sailing including

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  • News
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  • Events
    Restrongue t 2009 Nationals at the Isle s of Scilly 2008 Nationals at Fishguard 2007 Nationals at the Isle s of Scilly 2006 Nationals at Tenby 2005 Nationals at Looe 2004 Nationals at the Isle s of Scilly 2003 Nationals

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  • Redwing Association Information
    Cornwall Tenby Sailing Club Tenby South Pembrokeshire Fishguard Bay Yacht Club Lower Fishguard North Pembrokeshire Dittisham Sailing Club Devon Appledore Bideford North Devon Maldon Yacht Club Maldon Essex Tees Sailing Club Hartlepool Cleveland Chelmarsh Sailing Club Near Bridgnorth Shropshire If your club is unlisted and you sail or know where Redwings are sailed or raced in the UK and worldwide please contact us Redwing Builders There is no restriction on who may build a Redwing it is simply subject to approval by the RYA to whom a prospective owner must apply for a sail number Note that members of Looe Sailing Club are exempt from paying a designer s royalty on issue of the sail number The Goodwood Boat Company specialises in new build and restoration of classic wooden boats including race measured dinghies The business is run by Stephen Beresford The business is also fully capable for repair and restoration of Redwings and recently completed major repairs to Venus built in the 1950s More information can be found at http www goodwoodboat co uk Clifford Adams The Boat House The Bay East Looe Cornwall has been our most prolific boatbuilder for many years but has now offically retired Please

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  • The Boat
    it yourself type of boat but one that needs skilful craftsmanship in her construction She is built to stand up to any amount of rough treatment and to last for many years Boats that are now over 60 years old still race regularly at the annual championships and perform admirably As a consequence when boats do change hands which is not often the second hand price remains remarkably steady However thanks to the efforts of our boat builders and restorers over the last couple of decades there are now plenty newer and refurbished boats joining the fleet to complement the older hulls weathered from more half a century of hard racing The first boats are now more than sixty years old but with a little bit of TLC even a tired or neglected boat can be given a new lease of life For example R19 Gleam built in 1947 was found worn out and abandoned in 1978 and put back in commission for five pounds Years later and after many changes of ownership she was restored again by Rev Barribal and is now in regular use in the IOS fleet As far as we know the only pre war survivor

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  • History
    Neale had six boats built at his own expense in 1939 five of which he gave to members of Looe Sailing Club who otherwise couldn t afford a boat of their own but wanted to sail and number 1 he kept for himself After the Second World War interest returned to sailing and more boats were built to the Redwing design The building and class rules were closely monitored by the Class Captain Mr Neale to ensure that each new dinghy was alike a one design The Redwing s popularity grew and spread throughout the West of England so much so that in 1947 it was adopted as the principal local one design racing class and became known as the West of England Conference Redwing 1947 was also the year in which the first Redwing Championship race was held By the 1950 s the Redwing s reputation as a good sea boat had spread and fleets became established all over the West country and Pembrokeshire in West Wales In 1954 jurisdiction for the class was handed over to the Yacht Racing Association Now the Royal Yachting Association and the Redwing became a National class Over the years there have been a few mostly minor and sympathetic changes to the rules governing the class These have generally been to encompass the developments in sailing rigs i e the adoption of aluminium alloy spars and synthetic sails However the hull remains unchanged and new boats are still built exactly as the original plans Of these changes the most major came in 1966 when it was decided to allow the use of a wooden centreboard in place of the original iron centreplate This caused a furore at the time but now it is an accepted feature of the boat Naturally the Redwing became

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  • Gallery
    Association Home News Events Association Info The Boat History Gallery Links Contact Us For Sale Gallery Copyright National Redwing Association 2013 All rights reserved Designed by Sara Kelleway at Curious

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  • Links
    Moota Business Park Moota Cockermouth Cumbria CA13 0QF Tel 01900 821 236 Mobile 07934 622 013 Email info goodwoodboat co uk Sailmakers Ullman Sails Unit 17 10 Bell Close Plymouth Devon PL7 4FD 01752 337131 sales ullman co uk Sparmakers Super Spars Mill Road Ind Estate Fareham Hampshire PO16 0TW Tel 01329 232103 sales superspars com Clubs Isles of Scilly Facebook Page Facebook Looe Sailing Club 01503 262559 Looe Sailing

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