Rule Technology 55th Australian Cherub Championships - Results (Sat 30 December 2017)

Full results for the Rule Technology 55th Australian Cherub Championship

are available here

Rule Technology 55th National Cherub Championships - SOCIAL CALENDAR (Sun 17 December 2017)

Planned Social Calendar

28th Dec - Welcome Night @ GBYC 6pm
29th Dec - Quiz/Games Night @ GBYC 6pm
31st Dec - New Years Eve @ GBYC
2nd Jan   - Mini Golf & Laser Tag @ Escape the Cape 5.30pm ($32.50 inc. meal)
3rd Jan   - AGM @ GBYC 6pm
5th Jan   - Presentation Night @ Equinox 6:30pm

More info provided in competitor programme.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS #1 Cherub NSW State Championship (Tue 17 October 2017)

The following Notices to competitors will be posted on the official regatta notice board at Abbotsford on Saturday

R1- Abbotsford - Cherub NSW State Championship Course Map and Courses

Australian Championship NOR (Fri 13 October 2017)

The Notice of Race for the upcoming Cherub Australian Championship is now available

Download here

NSW State Championship Sailing Instructions (Thu 12 October 2017)

Sailing Instructions for the 2017-18 Cherub NSW State Championship are now available.

Download your copy now

Helping out at Busselton on and off the water (Mon 9 October 2017)

If you are interested in being a volunteer at the 55th Australian National Cherub Championships please take a minute to fill out the volunteer registration form below! Lunch will be provided each day to volunteers and if you're generous enough to offer your time each racing day we will have some extras to thank you with. To ensure areas are covered a roster will be made closer to the event and we will pass on any relevant information. Hope to see you there:)

Register here now

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Virginia at +61 425 335 661 or email

NSW State Championship (Sun 8 October 2017)

The Notice of Race for the 2017-18 Cherub NSW State Championship is now available

Click here to download the Notice of Race

and here

to enter via Trybooking

The 55th Australian National Championships are less than five months away (Sun 27 August 2017)

The 55th Australian National Championships are less than five months away (27/12/17 – 05/01/28) and we are getting excited here in the west. Registrations are now open and can be accessed via the link Registration is $350 and closes on the 1st of December. Late registrations will be accepted but a $100 late fee will be charged and we cannot guarantee shirts for late registration so get in early!

If you are heading to Busselton but won’t be hitting the water we would love some assistance running the regatta. Lunch will be provided each day for volunteers with an extra thank you if you are able to help us out each racing day. We have a volunteer registration form set up so let us know if you would like to get involved, please follow this link

Registration includes 2 tickets to both the New Years Eve event at GBYC and presentation night at the end of the regatta. Tickets for the NYE party are limited as the club is hosting the event so if you have family or friends that would like to attend please ensure that you purchase extra tickets through the registration or email the wa cherub association at

If you haven’t booked your accommodation we recommend you start looking now, as Busselton is a popular holiday destination in the summer. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions. We hope to see you all there!


NSW 2017-18 Calendar (Wed 26 July 2017)





21st October 2017

NSW State Title Round 1 - Day 1

Abbotsford 12ft Flying Squadron

22nd October 2017

NSW State Title Round 1 - Day 2

Drummoyne Sailing Club

25th November 2017

NSW State Title Round 2 - Day 1

Belmont 16ft Sailing Club

26th November 2017

NSW State Title Round 2 - Day 2

Belmont 16ft Sailing Club

27th December 2017 - 5th January 2018

Australian Cherub Championships

Geographe Bay Yacht Club

Busselton WA

10th February 2018

NSW State Title Round 3 - Day 1

Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club

11th February 2018

NSW State Title Round 3 - Day 2

Vaucluse Amateur 12ft Sailing Skiff Club

10th March 2018

NSW State Title Round 4 - Day 1

Saratoga Sailing Club

11th March 2018

NSW State Title Round 4 - Day 2

Saratoga Sailing Club

Update - NSW Container 55th Cherub Australian Championship (Tue 4 July 2017)

If you have not already done so and are looking to send your boat to WA by container please register your interest (and pay holding deposit)

NSW Container 55th Cherub Nationals, Busselton WA


For all those travelling to Western Australia for the 55th Australian Championship, bookings for the NSW shipping container are now open.

Use the link below to reserve a spot for your boat- NOW

Get in quick, because spots will be allocated on a first come, first paid basis.

Big Cherub Fleet at CHS (Tue 2 May 2017)

Big Cherub Fleet at CHS

A fleet of 13 Cherubs were among the 114 boats that competed in the 2017 Combined High Schools regatta at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club last week. Included in the ranks were a number of young crews, particularly from the Flying 11 class, trying out Cherubs for the first time.  Despite generally light winds that didn't favour the Cherubs in the mixed fleet racing, the crews had some very competitive racing.

Tom Larkings and James Pagett, who both sailed the Cherub Nationals, dominated the regatta winning four of the five races and taking a comfortable win overall.  Second were Rebecca Hancock and Alistair Hunter who just piped out Maddy Lavis and Nathan McNamara on countback. National Cadet Champion Adele Phillips, who sailed with Meggie Suthers, was fourth. Tahlia Phillips, who was sailing Monster with Ed Breslin, was well placed in the pointscore until a campground fall from a bicycle put her in hospital and out of the regatta, dropping Monster to 6th overall.

There are great photos of the regatta available form Red Hot Shotz

Final Points

Boat Name Skipper Crew School Total
1 ACTION Tom Larkings James Pagett Newington 7
2 SHORT TIRED AND EMOTIONAL Rebecca Hancock Alistair Hunter Hills Grammar 16
3 ANARCHY Maddy Lavis Nathan McNamara St Leos 16
4 TRADESMANS ENTRANCE Adele Phillips Meggie Suthers Riverside Girls 18
5 THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCILE Will Imlay Sarah Imlay Chatswood 32
6 MONSTER Tahlia Phillips Ed Breslin Riverside Girls 35
7 BLACK PEARL Jessica Swadling Ben Kirkby Muirfield 35
8 CUNNING HAM Kiera Vickery Noah Gerdes Rosebank 38
9 HEART SHAPED BOX Peter McLeod Charles Lilley The Kings School 45
10 HOORAY FOR BOOBEYS Taylor Hodgkinson Chester Collins Shore 48
11 RALPH India Vickery Daniel Hughes St Scholasticas 55
12 WRONG TROUSERS Lola Vickery Caitlan Mulquinney St Scholasticas 55
13 THRILL ME TIGER Rose Bakker Zahra Plumstead Burwood Girls 64


WA Nationals 2017 Info Pack (Fri 27 January 2017)





Event Description

The 55th Australian National Cherub Championship will be held at Geographe Bay Yacht Club (G.B.Y.C) located at 1 King Street, Busselton WA 6280. Racing will be held inside the bay area with launching off the beach with little to no swell. Busselton is located approximately 2.5hrs from Perth, however regular buses make the trip routinely from the airport.



The championship is planned for the 27th Dec 2017 to the 5th Jan 2018 with the 27th & 28th being measurement.



Transportation to Busselton form the airport in Perth is available from many services:


As well as bus and shuttle services WA Cherub sailors will have spare seats & will be more than happy to fill them depending on what days and time flights arrive. Please contact the WA Association Representatives to organise a seat accordingly.









Containers containing boats will be stored inside a fenced area at the club close to the rigging lawn. For container transport please advise so that delivery and storage can be planned for.




There is plenty of accommodation within walking distance of the club also close to shops and the town centre. Please have a look at the below links to see accommodation pictures, locations, and rates:



  • Busselton Villas and Caravan Park 15mins Walk
  • Big4 Beachlands Holiday Park 30mins Walk
  • Amaroo Motel 15mins Walk
  • Busselton Ithaca Motel 30mins Walk
  • Esplanade Hotel Busselton 20mins Walk
  • Gale Street Motel and Villas 12mins Walk
  • Kookaburra Caravan Park 25mins Walk
  • Observatory Guest House 20mins Walk
  • Paradise Motor Inn 20mins Walk
  • Royal Palms Resort Busselton 18mins Walk



As well as the above accommodation it’s recommended to have a look at;

Stayz, Airbnb and Gumtree as the area has plenty of holiday houses at reasonable prices close to the Yacht Club & Busselton City Centre.

The Geographe Bay Yacht Club offer non powered Camping Sites for $15 per night, please contact WA Cherub Association Representatives for further information.

WA Cherub Association contacts:


  • President: Todd McVee 0404 232 995
  • Vice President: Brad Luketina 0401 183 903
  • Treasurer: Teesh Cook 0478 022 692
  • Secretary: Virginia Horn 0425 995 661





GBYC & Beach Front

54th Australian Cherub Championship - Videos (Mon 9 January 2017)


The Cherub class is doing well here in Australia, with over 40 boats turning out for the titles. Cherubs are designed to allow innovation and at a min hull weight of 51 kgs a fair bit lighter than its contemporaries. The class has a great fun and slightly anarchistic (read Skiff) culture. They are sailed by mostly young crews 16 – 30 yrs old, but some older guys and ladies are still engaged.

Great work from Ollie Hartas, who when he isn’t sailing his Cherub, 18 foot skiff or otherwise, is a videographer specialising in sailing vids.


54th Australian Cherub Championship - Results (Mon 9 January 2017)

Check out the full results for the 54th Australian Cherub Championship here

and all previous Winners here


New Rule Changes are Final (Tue 5 August 2014)

The results of voting on the recent remit are now complete. Boat owners voting was mainly in favour of all the proposed changes, however, the restrictions on GPS use and rudder extension length were very close.

The latest rules and measurements can be viewed here Latest Measurement Rules 2014
NB: There will be a sail measurement guide to be read in conjunction with these new rules.

If you any questions please feel free to contact the National Technical Officer, Wayne Torpy, or your state Technical Officer.

SA Cherub News, October (Mon 2 December 2013)

The Flight Chronicles, official newsletter of the South Australian Cherub Association!

Cherub News November 2011 (Mon 7 November 2011)

Cherub News April 2011 (Sun 25 September 2011)

The First Cherub Fleet in Australia. By Gordon Wright (Sun 25 September 2011)

WA States 2011-2012 (Sun 25 September 2011)

WA State Results (Thu 7 April 2011)

Cherub News December 2010 (Thu 30 December 2010)

Cherub News November 2010 (Tue 30 November 2010)

Cherub News October 2010 (Sat 30 October 2010)

Cherub News August 2010 (Thu 26 August 2010)

Cherub News August 2010 (Thu 26 August 2010)