Many Australian sailmakers have put time into refining sails for the Cherub class. Several of Australia’s top young sailmakers currently race Cherubs.

At a recent National championships, sails from eleven different sailmakers were carried by boats that finished in the top ten places.

A number of larger lofts have also developed successful Cherub sails. Quantum in Melbourne and UK Hasley in Fremantle are among these.

The flexibility of the ‘restricted’ design rules for sails allows Cherub sailors to work with their local sail loft to design sails to suite their own particular rig characteristics. The class rules allow only one set of sails to be used in a given championship event. This keeps the cost of new sails reasonable and affordable.

Choosing Your Rags by Scott Day

Gear to make them go