Lane Cove has an active fleet of up to 10 Cherubs racing on a regular basis on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer.  Racing is close and exciting as the high speed Cherub love the flat water of Sydney’s Upper Harbour.

The Cherub class provided young sailors at the Club a pathway from the Flying Eleven class into the world of high performance skiffs.  Cherub sailors range in age from 14 to 50+, with both males and females, including all female skipper and crew combinations, sailing together. 

It is a competitive fleet with Lane Cove boats having won the Cherub National Championships and sailors from the Club having won the “First Woman Skipper” trophy at the National events in past years.  But Lane Cove is not just about elite level competition.  Handicap racing is the core of every Saturday’s competition with every boat in the fleet having an opportunity to shine.

Racing occurs on a Saturday afternoon, with a start time of 14:30 (warning 14:25).

For those wanting to engage in regattas outside of the Club, this year the 60th Cherub National Championships will be held at Largs Bay in Adelaide over the Christmas / New Year period. The multi NSW State Championship series will run over three weekends one before Christmas and two after.  Venues for the NSW States will include Drummoyne, Belmont and TBD. In preparation for the Nationals, a stand-alone sprint series will be run out of the Sydney Flying Squadron in November. 

For further information contact Class Secretary, Heidi Kornman at