We define ‘old’ boats as those classes originally designed before 1965 and built before 1990. This includes any boat from the development classes established before 1965 as long as it was both designed and built before 1990. 

Of course the dinghy classes for the ‘old wing’ are just the same as for the classic and vintage wings, its just that the boats are not quite so old.

It has also since been decided to add in some specific post-1965 classes which fit the cvrda ethos so we include a limited number of classes established between 1965 and 1975. These classes are:

Contender (aluminium rig only)
Devon Yawl
Phantom (aluminium rig only)

other classes will be considered on application to the CVRDA committee

So what boats would be able to race with the ‘old wing’…….?

Well all these classes are pre-1965, so if the boat is was built before 1990…..you are in!.

National Classes
International 14
National 12 (1936)
National Merlin
Rocket (1946)
International 10SqM
Canoe (1946)
International Moth
Cherub (1953)
Norfolk Punt
Enterprise (1956)
Europe (1960)
Finn (1949)
Fireball (1961)
420 (1959)
505 (1954)
Flying Dutchman
Flying Fifteen
GP14 (1950)
Mirror (1963)
OK (1960)
Optomist (1947)
Snipe (1931)
12sqM Sharpie
Swordfish (1947)
Albacore (1954)
National 18
Firefly (1946)
Graduate (1952)
Hornet (1952)
Osprey (1953)
Scorpion (1960)
Solo (1955)

Well those are the common ones, and in no particular order……..but don’t forget the other classes…….the CVRDA has a particular interest in these classes, some large, some small, some thriving and some forgotten but all need supporting.

Bosun (1961)Cadet (1947)Fleetwind (1951)
Gull (1956)Redwing (1938)Toy (1964)
Heron (1951)Seafly (1961)Wayfarer (1957)
Leader (1961)Signet (1961)Wineglass (1957)
YW Dayboat (1949)Fairey Jollyboat (1953)Pegasus (1958)
Streaker (1975)Lark (1967)Javelin (1968)

And of course there are many, many others!