2018-19 Calendar (Thu 19 July 2018)

2018 -19 Cherub NSW State Championship

• Abbotsford 20th October 2018

• Drummoyne 21st October 2018.

• Belmont 17th and 18th of November 2018

• Lane Cove 9th February 2019.

• Vaucluse 10th February 2019

• TBA (but possibly Botany Bay) for 9th and 10th of March 2019.

Vaucluse Regatta 2018 (Wed 14 February 2018)

The Vaucluse Amateur 12ft Sailing Club & Vaucluse Yacht Club (VYC) are hosting the 2018 Vaucluse Regatta on Saturday 17th February 2018. All Cherubs are invited to participate.

Enter online at

Cost is $20 per boat.


Sailing will be out of Vaucluse Yacht Club (VYC).


Briefing will be at 1pm at VYC.

Sign on and Sign off will be at VYC.


Sailing Instructions are available here



Rigging will be on Gibson's Beach. Cherub racing to start not before 1.50pm.

3 races of triangle sausage.



Vaucluse Yacht Club
Robertson Place & Marine Parade
Vaucluse, NSW 2030


Contact Details:

Richard Steyn

VA12SC Commodore


m: 0418 690 979

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

Full results for the Rule Technology 55th Australian Cherub Championship

are available here

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

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

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

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

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


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)

Complete Composite Cherub Construction (Wed 9 June 2010)

Complete Composites in Western Australia now offers construction packages for building Cherubs. Please see the Complete Composite page for further details.

Cherub News May 2010 (Sun 9 May 2010)

NSW CHS 2010 (Sun 11 April 2010)

The NSW CHS was recently held at Belmont Sailing Club with several Cherubs participating.


Photo by Chris Bulloch

Cherub News April 2010 (Fri 9 April 2010)

Cherub News April 2010 (Fri 9 April 2010)