Classes at W&OBYC
General classes sailed at W&OBYC:
|The 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/
|https://squibs.co.uk/ and a local Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/828007567981699
|Also 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/
The following dinghies typically have more than 2 boats registered at W&OBYC. The links should take you to the Class website.
|Two person boat with an asymmetric spinnaker. Known as providing "Fast, Friendly, Family, Fun"
|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
|Traditional wooden 14ft clinker built boat
|The traditional 2-person young persons boat, often sailed by a parent with a youngster crewing
|Ideal singlehanded starting boat for ages 7-15
|Fast single hander for the larger helm
|Fast and tricky single hander
|Two man, fast asymmetric spinnaker boat
|Often described as the modern Optimist
|Traditional and popular single hander
|Very popular single hander at W&OBYC with a dozen or more registered at the club
|Sensible progression for children as they grow out of an Optimist, but a Topper can be sailed by people of any age.
|The Wayfarer's smaller sister
|Larger 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