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Classes at W&OBYC

General classes sailed at W&OBYC:

Keelboats:

Waveney ODThe Waveney OD was designed in 1922, and many are still raced (hard and fast) on the Broad. Their Facebook page is here:  https://https://www.facebook.com/groups/210593843728814/
Squibhttps://squibs.co.uk/ and a local Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/828007567981699
Broads ODAlso known as a "Brown Boat", these are raced regularly on the Broad as well as at sea at Lowestoft. https://rnsyc.net/wordpress/links/broads-one-design/

Dinghies:

The following dinghies typically have more than 2 boats registered at W&OBYC. The links should take you to the Class website.

2000 Two person boat with an asymmetric spinnaker. Known as providing "Fast, Friendly, Family, Fun"
Laser Olympic Single hander, now known as an ILCA (International Laser Class Association). There are 3 different rigs available - Standard, Radial and 4.7 - depending on your weight and strength
Norfolk DinghyTraditional wooden 14ft clinker built boat
MirrorThe traditional 2-person young persons boat, often sailed by a parent with a youngster crewing
Optimist Ideal singlehanded starting boat for ages 7-15
PhantomFast single hander for the larger helm
RS300Fast and tricky single hander
RS400Two man, fast asymmetric spinnaker boat
RS TeraOften described as the modern Optimist
SoloTraditional and popular single hander
StreakerVery popular single hander at W&OBYC with a dozen or more registered at the club
Topper Sensible progression for children as they grow out of an Optimist, but a Topper can be sailed by people of any age.
WandererThe Wayfarer's smaller sister
WayfarerLarger dinghy that can take 2 people across the North sea, or a family for a picnic on the Broads

Last updated 13:49 on 15 February 2024

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