Sub-menu Navigation


The Eighteen is a traditional design which has been greatly modernised over the course of its life.

Originally a clinker built wooden design it has developed into a much lighter and more standard hull shape with the introduction of GRP hulls from 1969 to an Ian Proctor design, and from 2014 with the adoption of a Phil Morrison design. The latest Eighteen is a performance one design with a three person crew and a single trapeze.

The Eighteen was adopted by the RYA as a National Class in 1952. The Class embraces all generations of Eighteen, and provides racing for all at the annual National Championships.

Designed By

Uffa Fox (1938 - Wood)

Ian Proctor (1968 - GRP)

Phil Morrison (2014 - Foam Sandwich)                               

Year 1938
Built In Wood, GRP, Foam sandwich
President Colin Chapman
Class Secretary Claire Laurie
Class Website
Technical Officer  Colin Chapman
Class Rules Class Rules Eighteen
Measurement Form

CLASSSIC Measurement form

MORRISON Measurement form


Find books for your course at the RYA Shop

eBooks in the cloud
Our handy guide shows the books & DVDs that go with your course!
Please select...