Fact Sheets

Cherub Fact Sheet No 1 2016 Introduction (updated!)
Stepping into a new class or even upgrading your existing equipment can be a daunting experience if you do not have good information to help you with decisions on the design and sourcing of gear. This fact sheet is part of a series of documents that have been has been developed by the Cherub National Council of Australia to assist new Cherub sailors to make decisions about their boats and equipment.

Cherub Fact Sheet No 2 2016 Hull Design (updated!)
The design of Cherub hulls has changed significantly over the years as designers have strived to search for the best hull shape to suit particular crews and particular local conditions. The design rules for the class allow for significant differences in hull shape while maintaining the basic performance parameters of the class.

Cherub Fact Sheet No 3 2010 Deck Layout
The Cherub measurement rules, the Rules and Restrictions of the Cherub National Council of Australia, set out all the necessary  dimensions for a Cherub hull.  In addition to all the rules that define the external shape of the hull the rules cover the required buoyancy, width and areas of decking, floor heights and a number of other aspects of the overall decking layout.

Cherub Fact Sheet No 4 2010 Construction Methods
All modern Cherubs are built using composite construction often referred to as or foam sandwich construction.  Most current boats are built from laminates composed of carbon fibre reinforcing over closed cell foam with epoxy as the resin system.

Cherub Fact Sheet No 5 2008 Sails
Many Cherub sailors support their local sailmakers.  One of the great advantages of sailing a Cherub is that you are not bound to a single class sailmaker and you do not have to pay the premium prices charged by monopoly suppliers of sails.