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Kestrel

Kestrel

The Kestrel is a 2-man fibreglass dinghy, designed by Ian Proctor, with a conventional spinnaker and no trapeze. Capable of exciting racing, with a PY of 1038, it is also widely cruised and makes a lighter and faster alternative to the Wayfarer. There is an active Owners Association which organises open meetings and the National Championships. Author: Neil Cummins

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Show news Kestrel Nationals 2022 at Yorkshire Dales
The water level was down, but was more than made up for with great sailing
Posted on 5 Sep
RTYC One of a Kind Regatta
Sunshine and a strong westerly winds for the seven classes taking part
Posted on 21 Jun
Maylandsea Bay Kestrel Open
The first of two Kestrel events this year at the club
Posted on 18 May
Kestrel National Championship at Royal Tay
Father and daughter team amass an impressive haul of five wins
Posted on 16 Aug 2021
Kestrel Eastern Area Championship
A fleet of 9 boats at Maylandsea Bay
Posted on 12 Jul 2021
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
The full range of conditions experienced by the 14 teams taking part
Posted on 22 Aug 2018
Ian Proctor centenary celebrated today
A large part of the great golden generation of British small boat racing
Posted on 12 Jul 2018
The Man Who Designed Racehorses
The life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor
Posted on 5 Mar 2018
A Demonstration of Design
The life, times and boats of Ian Proctor
Posted on 8 Feb 2018
Kestrel Nationals at Royal Tay
36 boats race including 2 overseas entries
Posted on 3 Aug 2017
P&B offers on Sails & Covers
Don't miss out order by the 30th November!
Posted on 28 Nov 2016
Hyde Sails winter offer continues
Treat yourself at the London Boat Show
Posted on 8 Jan 2016
Kestrel Nationals at Brixham
Top four boats finish on equal points
Posted on 21 Aug 2015
Kestrels at Goldhanger
The one must-do event for an Essex Kestrel sailor
Posted on 5 Jul 2014
Ullswater Easter Regatta preview
Including the Mirror & Kestrel Northern championships
Posted on 11 Apr 2014
Kestrel National Championships overall
Liam Pike and Alistair Luxford wrap it up
Posted on 4 Aug 2013
Kestrel National Championships day 3
One race possible in light winds
Posted on 2 Aug 2013
Kestrel National Championships day 1
18 boats line up on the Blackwater
Posted on 26 Jul 2013
Kestrels at Goldhanger
A view from the front and back!
Posted on 18 Jun 2013
Kestrel Winter nationals at Stewartby
The cold and rain put off the visitors
Posted on 30 Oct 2012
Kestrel Eastern Area Championships
Eight boats race at Marconi
Posted on 4 Sep 2012
Kestrel nationals at Ullswater
Nineteen teams racing in the Lake District
Posted on 27 Aug 2012
Kestrel Nationals at Ullswater day 1
Only one race possible in variable winds
Posted on 5 Aug 2012
Kestrels at Stewartby Water
Some new faces in the fleet and the return of some old
Posted on 31 Jul 2012
Kestrel Winter Nationals
Nine team gather at Stewartby Water
Posted on 15 Nov 2011
Kestrel Inlands at Alton Water
A shifty weekend for the fleet
Posted on 19 Sep 2011
Kestrel Nationals at Netley
Do remember to bring at least 3 sails
Posted on 1 Sep 2011
Kestrels at Marconi
Run by the lee? Just for a few lengths?
Posted on 31 Aug 2011
Kestrel Scottish Championships
In conjunction with Tay Week
Posted on 24 Jun 2011
Kestrels at Calshot
For the South Western Championship
Posted on 26 May 2011
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The water level was down, but there was still plenty for great sailing during the Kestrel Nationals 2022 at Yorkshire Dales
© Paul Hargreaves Photography
Race 6, 7 and 10 winners and 2022 Champions, Malcolm and Danielle Worsley, enjoying another win in 1638, during the Kestrel Nationals 2022 at Yorkshire Dales
© Paul Hargreaves Photography
Race 4 and 8 winners, third overall, Chris Grice and Kenny Hobbs in 1472, during the Kestrel Nationals 2022 at Yorkshire Dales
© Paul Hargreaves Photography
Race 2 and 9 winners, second overall, Howie Enkel and Danni Tebbutt in 1574, during the Kestrel Nationals 2022 at Yorkshire Dales
© Paul Hargreaves Photography
Howie and Danni during the Maylandsea Bay Kestrel Open
© Paul Barnett
Kestrel National Championship at Royal Tay
© Tich Summers
Kestrel National Championship at Royal Tay
© Tich Summers
Kestrel Eastern Area Championship at Maylandsea Bay
© Kenny Hobbs
Sutton Bingham Icicle (part of the Sailing SouthWest Winter Series)
© Lottie Miles
Gordon Miller & John Ellingham win the Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© John Weedon
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Thorpe Bay
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Medway Regatta 2018
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Again, Jack Chippendale would build the first hulls in clinker, but the plan was for Kestrel to be only made in GRP
© Proctor Family
Kestrel Nationals at the Royal Tay
© Tich Summers
Theo and Wally racing their Kestrel from Margate YC
© Stephen Penfold
Kestrel Nationals at Brixham
© Gareth Fudge / www.boatographic.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Brixham
© Gareth Fudge / www.boatographic.co.uk
Kestrel Nationals at Brixham
© Gareth Fudge / www.boatographic.co.uk