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    The Redwing is a traditional one-design clinker-built racing dinghy sailed by a crew of two.The rig is a Bermudian sloop without spinnaker but with one trapeze for the crew. Although today the class is small, there are fleets of Redwings at Looe, Cornwall, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, North Devon YC at Instow and Tenby in Pembrokeshire which are raced enthusiastically, often all year round. The Redwing is light and fast for a clinker dinghy but is very durable and long-lived. Most of those built are still sailing, including No.1 'Robin' in Polruan, Cornwall and No.2 built in 1939.

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    Redwing designer Uffa Fox in 1938
    Hull material Wood, clinker built
    Length 4.27m
    Beam  1.52m
    Number of crew 
    Sail area 13.47m sq 
    Rig  Bermudan rig, one trapeze, no spinnaker 
    Class status RYA National Class, adopted in 1954

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    Redwing class contacts

    Chair: Mr J Pope

    Class Secretary: Mr W Dowell

    Technical Officer: Mr Brian Carvey

    Photo credits: Philippe Saudreau

    Rules & Measurement

    Current Class Rules

    Redwing Measurement Form

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    Redwing National Champions

    2018 Brittany Angus Cook & Eric Evans (Redwing 249)

    2017 North Devon YC Jack Pope & Chris Jackman (Redwing 240)

    2016 St Mary's, Scilly Isles Colin Crabb & Adam Hayler (Redwing 244)

    2015 Looe Matt Jaycock & Francis Marshall (Redwing 226)

    2014 Plerin Sur Mer Peter Kinver & Joe Palfrey (Redwing 250)

    2013 Tenby, Wales Peter Kinver & Joe Palfrey (Redwing 250)

    2012 Scilly Isles Peter Kinver & Joe Palfrey (Redwing 250)

    2011 Looe Tim Jackman & Dave Darlington (Redwing 242)

    2010 Restronguet Tim Jackman & Chris Jackman (Redwing 242)

    2009 Scilly Isles Francis Marshall & Mark Carnell (Redwing 226)

    2008 Fishguard Bay YC Mark Carnell & Francis Marshall (Redwing 226)

    Redwing builders

    Ben Hicks, Tamarisk Farm, St Agnes, Isle of Scilly. Email:  

    Clifford Adams, The Boat House, The Bay, East Looe, Cornwall. Tel: 01503 262081

    Stephen Bereford, Good Wood Boat Company, Moota Business park, Moota, Cumbria, CA13 0QF. Tel: 01900 821236. Email:

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