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The National Shearwater Class Owners Association (NSCOA)

debuted some new ideas at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show in February

With an enviable reputation for friendliness coupled with a professional outlook, the Shearwater Class Association exhibited at the new RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, on the 26-27 February 2022.

Focusing on growing the family friendly class, the Association showcased the newest Shearwater catamaran to hit the water since 2013. Owned and sailed by the father and son duo who assembled it, the boat features new ideas such as, extensive use of carbon composites, unique sail controls and innovative thinking for ease of sailing for the crew. These features were shown to the class for the first time and created a lot of public interest.

Super competitive on the water, the Shearwater catamaran was launched in the 1950s. Boats can be constructed of any material but as a restricted development class with a symmetrical spinnaker, the boats are unique. The class have a unique mix of ultra-competitive racing with a family ethos that crosses ages from newborn to 70 years+. More details can be read at the following link:

Photographs below taken by Sam Vaughan and Rob Britton

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Shearwater National Champions 2021 - Nigel & Sarah Stuart - Photograph by Mike Bowden

We are a sociable and lively class with a strong racing programme. We are passionate and knowledgeable about racing and enjoy legendary après-sailing just as much as on the water. If you've not raced before we'll throw in all the technical and racing support you need.


Get in touch to get going, we would love to see you.

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Note: The dates above could be subject to change at short notice

For up-to-date information about 'Events' please check the Shearwater Facebook page

[the events above were last updated on the 23rd January 2022]

For venue details please visit the SPONSORS & LINKS page

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