One Design Racing with the Cav 28s
There is nothing like one design racing to really test your racing skills! Yachting enthusiasts keen on the concept of one design racing would be well advised to consider joining the racing program conducted by the Cavalier 28 Association on Sydney Harbour on alternate Saturday afternoons between September and Easter. The racing program is conducted on behalf of the Association by the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club. Racing is conducted on alternate Saturdays.
The racing fleet presently consists of approximately 8 boats who race in the main harbour area and in addition to this program a separate regatta by way of the State championships and the Sydney Harbour Regatta are held with up to a dozen entrants.
The great advantage of racing with the Cavalier 28 Fleet is the relatively low entry cost to participate in highly competitive one design yacht racing. With an average price of a second hand Cavalier 28 currently well below $30,000.00 (depending upon the condition of the yacht) it is very easy to see how the cost at this entry level is very significantly less than the cost of any similar sized one design cruiser/racer yacht in Australia.
Crewing requirements for the Cavalier 28 are not demanding with the boats being capable of being raced with a crew of as few as 4 but usually 5 or 6.
Sails and rigging are also within reasonable proportions with Class Rules prohibiting the more expensive carbon fibre and other exotic material blends.
Second hand Cavalier 28s can from time to time be obtained through the Cavalier 28 Association who if requested to do so by an existing owner acts as a broker for a modest fee or any of the usual yacht broking organisations would have access to Cavalier 28s from time to time.
The Association would welcome inquiries from any potentially interested yachting enthusiasts.
Come and join the Fleet!