Catamarans and Lost Classes

classic cats

At present the cvrda does not have a separate wing for catamarans. As we work with a set of adjusted 1965 PY nos they can race with the rest of us in the ‘classic’ or ‘old’ wings.

cvrda cat rep is Alan Williams, so any questions about classic cats, get in touch: alan at

lost classes

Alan’s other big interest, and one of all of us at the cvrda for that matter is in those often strange and weird classes of dinghy, that were drawn up by excited designers full of optimism but never became established with the fickle sailing community.

Sometimes it was because they just weren’t very good, sometimes because they were way ahead of their times or a bit weird or scary.

However many of them are very interesting boats and important parts and stages of the evolution of dinghy design.

The cvrda is delighted of course to help and race with all these boats designed before 1965….but we are also, always interested in any of these boats, whatever their age, even if they are only a few years old.
We value their place in our dinghy heritage and anything that we can do to keep them sailing we will do!
So if you know of any interesting boat from a ‘lost class’ or a prototype for an established class, give us a call as we would love to know more about it.
Contact ed at or alan at