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Have a blast in a Cherub at Queen Mary Sailing Club on 28th May

by Jamie Pearson 12 May 2016 18:39 BST 28-30 May 2016
Born Slippy © Cherub class

With the third instalment of Cherub racing to be held at Queen Mary on the 29/30th, all eyes are on Team Peters to see if there is any possibility of them slipping up.

Clive and Alex Everest in their foiling Cherub once again, have managed to clash their calendar with the Cherub events. They could do with getting their priorities sorted!

With the racing scheduled for Sunday and Monday, this leaves Saturday the 28th open for some fun, about time for a blast!

A blast is essentially an open meeting, but we don't let the course get in the way of a good time.

This is your chance to have a go in a silly, bright coloured 12ft boat.

Bring kit. Get changed. Go sailing.

Any age, and experience, any one. Please send us an e-mail if you intend to join us to help class logistics (mail ) If you don't have a harness, we have some you can borrow for the day, maybe snorkels too!

To add to the excitement we should be having a new cherub arriving on the scene. Green Bananas is the presidents new battleship. Currently being painted at Zest Racing on the south coast. Nick will be having a launching ceremony at Queen Mary, to then complete in the racing the next two days.

The Squid Pro Quo might also make it out of retirement fully with James Ruddiman adding a dash of much needed purple to the fleet.

Back to the racing stuff

A battle of the stumps is happening at the front of the Traveller series after 2 events. With the first 3 boats tied on 7 and all three have stumps. EJ, Roland Trims home build E5 that was pink, then orange and now blue, being sailed Jay Williamson, sits joint first, with The Shiny Beast, first built and sailed by Andy Patterson of Bloodaxe boats in 1999. The bright green P7 design stands out, being very pointy. Equipped with a new stiffened top mast should see an increased speed in medium winds. The third stumped boat in joint 1st is Banshee Ambulance. Robin Jones has started an attack on the podium well, and is hoping to carry momentum over to the next open.

All to play for, Come down and join the fun!

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