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Shearwater Class Associations debuts new ideas at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show

by Shearwater Class Association 27 Jan 2022 16:00 GMT 26-27 February 2022
2016 Shearwater Nationals at Harwich © James Willmott

With an enviable reputation for friendliness coupled with a professional outlook, the Shearwater Class Association will be exhibiting at the new RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, 26-27 February 2022.

Focusing on growing the family friendly class, the Association will be showcasing the newest Shearwater catamaran to hit the water since 2013 on its stand C16. Owned and sailed by the father and son duo who assembled it, the boat features new ideas such as, extensive use of carbon composites, unique sail controls and innovative thinking for ease of sailing for the crew. These features which will be shown to the class for the first time at the RYA show in Farnborough.

Super competitive on the water, the Shearwater catamaran was launched in the 1950s. Boats can be constructed of any material but as a restricted development class with a symmetrical spinnaker, the boats are unique. The class have a unique mix of ultra-competitive racing with a family ethos that crosses ages from newborn to 70 years+.

The Shearwater Class Association is hosting a range of events this year, both on and off the water, including:

  • Shearwater Mid-Winter Dinner - 26 February
  • Shearwaters at Bala Cat Open - 30 April- 2 May
  • Shearwaters at Rutland Cat Open - 21-22 May
  • Shearwaters at Newhaven & Seaford - SC 25-26 June
  • 65th Shearwater Nationals at Pagham YC - 18-21 August
  • Shearwaters at Weston Cat Open - 10-11 September
  • Shearwaters at Cat Fest Brightlingsea - 1-2 October
For more information on the Shearwater Class visit

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