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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 Calling all owners of Chippendale-built boats
100th Anniversary racing event at Fareham in May
Posted on 29 Jan
The wisest Wise Man
Cliff Norbury's influence still extends across much of our sport today
Posted on 26 Jan
Film star to sail again
A second Swallows and Amazons film dinghy is made available for public sailing
Posted on 21 Jan
It's all in the Name!
Racing Sailboats, an institution right at the very heart of the UK dinghy sailing scene
Posted on 3 Nov 2023
12ft Cadet Dinghy Open Australian Champs preview
Celebrating 100 years of competition, there will also be a Centenary Reunion Function
Posted on 30 Oct 2023
The Morning Sun
...when it's in your face really shows your age
Posted on 29 Oct 2023
Sailing talks to honour yachtsman Sir Edward Heath
Taking place on Friday 17th November at Sarum College in Salisbury
Posted on 27 Oct 2023
Classic International 14s at Blakeney
Tides cause a very early start
Posted on 12 Oct 2023
Merlin Rockets at Hampton
A weekend blessed with quite extraordinary warm sunshine
Posted on 10 Oct 2023
Calling clubs/classes to send oldest video footage
Are there any more nostalgic sights of vintage/classic racing to watch?
Posted on 22 Jul 2023
Merlin Rocket Thames Series at Tamesis
A beautiful oasis of tranquillity in west London... with 'helicopter' gusts
Posted on 25 May 2023
Vintage Merlin Rockets at Tamesis
North-east wind direction always keeps the racers on their toes
Posted on 25 May 2023
Rickmansworth Classic International 14 Open
Visitors came from Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia
Posted on 17 May 2023
Merlin Rocket De May Vintage & Thames Series
Thames SC & Minima YC host a fleet both narrow and wide
Posted on 5 May 2023
Searching for a Sixpence on a Chelsea Morning
Lowrider Moths at Nantwich & Borders SC epitomise individuality and enjoyment
Posted on 18 Apr 2023
Merlin Rockets at Hampton
Vintage racing on the river, followed by modern boats the next day
Posted on 11 Oct 2022
Banbury Vintage and Classic Dinghy Open
Sixteen boats, including ten visitors, take part
Posted on 9 Oct 2022
Art on the Water
It is hard not to marvel at the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez photos
Posted on 4 Oct 2022
Classic and Day Boat zone at Southampton Boat Show
Everything from boats and kit to practical demonstrations
Posted on 15 Sep 2022
Finn de siècle
Dougal Henshall digs through early historic photos and stories on the Finn class
Posted on 8 Sep 2022
UF50 Celebration attracts over 1000 visitors
With over 80 Uffa Fox-designed boats visiting Cowes over the weekend
Posted on 24 Aug 2022
Bosham Classic Boat Revival cancelled
Significant numbers of attendees are not able to make it
Posted on 21 Aug 2022
Uffa Fox 50 Celebration Regatta Day 2
Veteran skipper Jeremy Vines remains unbeaten
Posted on 20 Aug 2022
Uffa Fox 50 Celebration Regatta Day 1
Jeremy Vines aces the fleet
Posted on 20 Aug 2022
At least 60 boats to celebrate Uffa's legacy
The celebration of his legacy was initiated by the Atalanta Association
Posted on 14 Aug 2022
Classic dinghies at Llangorse
Vintage challenging inland conditions
Posted on 6 Jun 2022
Merlin Rocket Vintage and Classic open at Tamesis
A fun and friendly place to race, though winds can mean the rich get richer
Posted on 2 Jun 2022
Bosham Masters 2022
80 sailors enjoy 3 days of close racing in ideal conditions
Posted on 26 May 2022
Delightful day of vintage vehicles & classic boats
Celebrating 100 years of the Royal Lymington YC
Posted on 14 May 2022
Merlin Rocket Downriver Race at Ranelagh
Thames, Vintage and Classic series race from Putney to Battersea Park
Posted on 13 May 2022
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The Auckland Wooden Boat Festival is open all weekend and has attracted 160 boats
© Auckland Moana
The former Ministry of Works workboat Meola is one of 160 vessels on display at the Wooden Boat Festival
© Auckland Moana
The art of maintaining wooden boats is covered in the Festival Film
© Ivor Wilkins - Ocean Press
Cliff Norbury, a man whose influence still extends across much of our sport today
© Norbury Family
Cliff and June Norbury sailed together, sewed together and would win together in the National 12 fleet
© Norbury Family
You can sail in the dinghy 'Amazon', as used in the 1974 film of Swallows and Amazons
© Hunter's Yard / Mr Whittaker
C133 Pandora - 94th Stonehaven Cup Regatta
© Ray Smith
94th Stonehaven Cup Regatta
© Ray Smith
Sadly the Daring is a dinghy that has vanished from the UK domestic scene - A powerful two-hander that was popular around the Solent
© CVRDA
Auckland Anniversary Regatta - Monday January 29, 2024
© AAR
Phil Bevan signed up for the 40-week Boat Building Course at the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy
© Phil Bevan
Phil Bevan signed up for the 40-week Boat Building Course at the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy
© Bijan Nabavi
Phil Bevan signed up for the 40-week Boat Building Course at the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy
© Phil Bevan
Royal Brighton Yacht Club will be hosting the inaugural Cadet Dinghy Open Australian Championships
© Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Royal Brighton Yacht Club will be hosting the inaugural Cadet Dinghy Open Australian Championships
© Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Sir Edward Heath rigging Blue Heather at Broadstairs in 1967
© The Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation
A snapshot of the UK's domestic dinghy scene in 1976
© Y&Y
Working at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis
© Boat Building Academy
The BBA's Bursary for Women also aims to dispel the stigma around women in practical skills industries
© Boat Building Academy
2023 Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series
© Walter Cooper/Sailing World
Mike Jackson sailing his entry 'Fury' at the 1965 Performance Dinghy Trials at Weymouth
© David Thomas Collection
Steam and Sail participate in the Heather and Lay steam Boat Parade
© Paul Fowler
Blackwater Sailing Club 2023 Open Day
© Anna Lau
Gig racing at the Admiral's Inn - 2023 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
© Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com
Banbury CVRDA Open
© Tim Bury
Banbury CVRDA Open
© Richard Burton
Banbury CVRDA Open
© Vince Edwards
Banbury CVRDA Open
© Richard Burton
Banbury CVRDA Open
© Vince Edwards
Banbury CVRDA Open
© Vince Edwards
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