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Classic & Vintage Dinghy

Classic & Vintage Dinghy

The Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association (CVRDA) works to get classic and vintage racing dinghies (25+ years old) racing together as often as possible, to share and disseminate information about classic and vintage dinghies, their maintenance and restoration, to keep all these boats sailing and in good condition and viewed by as large an audience as possible, to raise the public awareness of these boats and the nautical heritage they represent and to help and support classic and vintage class associations.

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Show news Delightful day of vintage vehicles & classic boats
Celebrating 100 years of the Royal Lymington YC
Posted on 14 May
14 foot of vintage beauty
1970s Australian and International 14s on display in Perth
Posted on 11 May
Vintage & Classics Exhibition at RLymYC
Taking place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 7th May
Posted on 6 May
Uffa Fox 50 Celebration preview
Cowes organisations unite to commemorate sailor and designer this August
Posted on 27 Feb
Voyaging revivals of Oceania
How ancient navigation and boat building is useful today
Posted on 28 Jan
Ask an ExpertSeries - Women's Boatbuilding Panel
She Builds: Wit & Wisdom from Three Port Townsend Woman Boatbuilders
Posted on 14 Jan
Join a virtual Bell Toll Ceremony this Sunday
Led by renowned sailmaker and mariner Carol Hasse
Posted on 10 Sep 2021
Three Lost (and Great) Wise Men
In many definitions of greatness, these three sailors tick most of the boxes
Posted on 3 Sep 2021
Classic and Day Boat Zone at Southampton Boat Show
Visitors will be able to see a wide range of craft, from new day boat designs to restored classics.
Posted on 21 Aug 2021
Herreshoff Museum conclude Youth Summer Program
Another successful summer boatbuilding program
Posted on 21 Aug 2021
Wooden Boat Festival to require vaccination
Wooden Boat Festival has always been about celebrating the best parts of our community
Posted on 21 Aug 2021
Solway Yacht Club's online 2021 season launch
And the Club's poignant connection to Uffa Fox and 'Coweslip'
Posted on 12 Apr 2021
The John Westell Centenary pt.5
FiveOs, fast multi-hulls and faster cars!
Posted on 9 Apr 2021
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
A buzz on the beach as the entrants rigged their craft
Posted on 26 Mar 2021
The John Westell Centenary pt.4
Happy One Hundred to John Westell
Posted on 11 Mar 2021
A pricey wooden dinghy still sailing today
Swallows and Amazons film prop on BBC1's Antiques Roadshow
Posted on 22 Feb 2021
The John Westell Centenary pt.3
A crown made for sailing: The action out afloat and ashore hots up
Posted on 18 Feb 2021
The John Westell Centenary pt.2: An eye for design
How his love of speed in dinghies would become increasingly strong factors behind his thinking
Posted on 1 Feb 2021
Jack Knights - Witty Wise Man
Sailing lost the sailor, innovator, journalist 40 years ago
Posted on 7 Jan 2021
The John Westell Centenary pt.1: The early years
Exe marks the spot for Dougal Henshall!
Posted on 3 Jan 2021
The winningest Wise Man
Charles Currey, an incredible sailor and a clever and insightful innovator
Posted on 18 Dec 2020
Hot Wood...
Dougal Henshall charts the success of Fairey Marine's moulded dinghies
Posted on 13 Nov 2020
We're back! Introducing Parade Of Sail 2021
What better way to start the year than with wind in our sails
Posted on 3 Nov 2020
All the Fs in sailing
Fantastic full on fast, fun, and FLAT bottomed - the scow
Posted on 30 Jul 2020
Building a wooden dinghy with epoxy resin part 3
Completing the hull and making an amazing spinnaker chute
Posted on 11 Jun 2020
Gregory's Ghost
David Henshall's search for a rare 1960s dinghy has a happy ending
Posted on 3 Jun 2020
Yes I, am the Great Contender
David Henshall gets excited in an overgrown field
Posted on 28 May 2020
BBC Four presents The Sailing Sixties
Great documentary showing how the dinghy boom began in England
Posted on 20 May 2020
The Greed for Speed
Has it taken away the fun of sailing?
Posted on 24 Apr 2020
Garage finds
Have you found some hidden gems during a lock-down spring-clean?
Posted on 5 Apr 2020
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Classic dinghies on display at RLymYC's Vintage and Classic Exhibition
© Paul French
Easter racing at Overy Staithe
© Jennie Clark
Around 1922 taken by Southland Sailing Club's (later BYC) clubhouse. Pictured: Potter, Davenport, Worchester, and others with Sea Mews
© Balboa Yacht Club
Holly Puckering is the vlogger behind 'Kids Afloat In A Wooden Boat'
© Puckering family
Dinghy historian David (Dougal) Henshall
© Dougal Henshall
Graham Edwards working on the centre spine for the Merlin Rocket 'Forever Autumn'
© Edwards family archive
Spud Rowsell and Jon Turner blast downwind at Salcombe
© Keith Callaghan
Spud Rowsell was great in so many ways, from his build, to his character, to the loudness of his laughter!
© Exe SC
Three Lost (and great) Wise Men: Peter 'Spud' Rowsell, Graham Edwards, and Bruce Kirby
© SW
Graham Edwards in his polytunnels caring for his lettuces
© Edwards Family Archive
The Solway Dinghy
© Solway YC archive collection
The only photo we know of that's a Solway Dinghy
© Dr Neil Oliver
The Regatta at Kippford in 1898
© Rev. Bill Holland collection
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
Chelsea Yacht Club Classic Dinghy gathering
© Southern Woodenboat Sailing
'Swallow', from the 1974 film Swallows & Amazons, takes fans - young and old - afloat
© Sail Ransome
Star of the 1974 film Swallows & Amazons, renovated in 2011
© Tom Gruitt / www.tom-gruitt.co.uk
Sophie Neville, Swallows and Amazons actress, then and now
© Daphne Neville / Magnus Smith
Innovative thinking from Jack Knights - the Cobber singlehander
© Thomas
Jack Knights Scans the Racing Scene - a column in Y&Y magazine during the 50s and 60s
© Yachts & Yachting
As Sales Manager at Fairey Marine, Charles Currey was to be seen out most weekends in races demonstrating their boats, such as this Swordfish
© Fairey Marine
Charles Currey sailing the prototype Fairey 505 crewed by the designer, John Westell
© G Westell
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