The Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association (CVRDA)

exists to get classic and vintage racing dinghies racing together as often as possible, to share and disseminate information about classic and vintage dinghies and to raise the public awareness of these boats and the nautical heritage they represent.
We welcome everyone with an interest in classic and vintage dinghies so please join us on our forum, our FaceBook group or, better still, on the water at an event.

Some Future Events

Hunts Rally 20215 Jun 2021 - 6 Jun 2021St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4YA
Roadford Rally 202117 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021Lifton, Devon, PL16 0JL
Bowmoor Rally 202131 Jul 2021 - 1 Aug 2021Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3DT
Clywedog Rally 202128 Aug 2021 - 30 Aug 2021Llanidloes, Powys,
Banbury Rally 202125 Sep 2021Byfield, Northamptonshire, NN11 6XU
Baltic Wharf Rally 202130 Oct 2021Bristol, , BS1 6XG
For the full event list see

Latest News

  • Events for 2021
    With prospects of sailing better for 2021, the events calendar is coming together nicely.
  • Hunts Event
    Peter Vinton has been gazing into a crystal ball to a future CVRDA event and produced this report: After the recent lock down it was good to get back out on the water for the CVRDA rally at Hunts.
  • Coronavirus
    All meetings and events are currently suspended due to the goverment lockdown.
  • More eligible boats and events for 2021
    The Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association (CVRDA) has extended their definition of old boats to include all those built before 1990 of dinghy and catermaran classes designed before 1965.
  • Baltic Wharf Event CANCELLED
    The event due to take place in Bristol on Saturday 2nd November has been cancelled due to the strong winds and bad weather forecast. Rugby watchers can relax and enjoy the final!
  • Roadford 2019 – 20th Anniversary National Rally
    A cornucopia of vintage, classic, old and supported classes rocked up at Roadford Lake for the bank holiday to celebrate 20 years of  the CVRDA