Lane Cove has an active fleet of up to 23 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+ including several boats crewed by parents of the Club’s junior sailors. It is also a very competitive fleet with Lane Cove boats having won the Cherub National Championships twice in the past ten years and sailors from the Club have won the “First Woman Skipper” trophy at the Nationals in eight of the last nine championships. 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.
This year the 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 four weekends two before Christmas and two after. Venues for the NSW States will include Drummoyne, Belmont, Lane Cove and Vaucluse.