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News letter Summer 2018

The newsletter can be downloaded to pdf here. (9.6mb)

2018 Nationals - Thorpe Bay YC

The NoR, SI and entry forms are now available - see Events page

The 2018 Kestrel National Championship will take place at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club. We are sharing with the Hornet class again, as we did in 2015 at Brixham. Racing is from Saturday 11th to Tuesday 14th August, and there will be ten races across the 4 days. Thorpe Bay is at the mouth of the Thames Estuary, and racing will take place 3 hours either side of high water over the sand/mud flats in front of the Clubhouse. Launching is from a beach. Registration starts at 7pm on Friday 10th, and there will be a briefing at 9:30am on the Saturday. The entry fee is £150 per boat, and this includes 2 tickets for a BBQ and live music on Saturday evening, Fish & Chip supper on Sunday, and the Championship Dinner on Sunday. Additional tickets can be purchased. The Club will also be open for meals on Friday and Tuesday evening, and will be open for breakfast each morning. Camping is available on site free of charge, and campers have access to the clubhouse toilets and showers 24 hours a day. Hotel / Guest House / Self Catering accommodation can be found at http://www.visitsouthend.co.uk. Link to Thorpe Bay YC is here.

2018 fixtures

The initial fixtures for 2018 are now on the Events page

Ian Proctor Centenary

You may be aware that 2018 is the centenary of the birth of renowned dinghy designer Ian Proctor. The Kestrel is one of his designs.

In conjunction with his family, Bosham Sailing Club are hosting a Centenary Rally in Ian Proctor's honour over the weekend of the 1 - 2 September.

The class will be represented. Attendance is by invitation from the organisers.

Further details will be made available later.

New contact details

The new contact details are on the contacts page

2017 Nationals

Nationals information is below

National Championships Royal Tay

Notice of race

Sailing instructions

Entry form pdf

Entry form doc

Social programme


Courier article

Y & Y article

2017 Scottish championship

Results and Report

2017 Programme

The 2017 programme of open events is here

Paphos International SC Open

7/9 October 2016- Notice of Race

Maylandsea Bay Open

3/4 September 2016 - Results

2016 Nationals

The 2016 Nationals celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the class and was held in Harwich Town SC as a joint event with the Shearwaters who are also 60 years old.


Scottish championships 2016 - Royal Tay YC


Embroidered Clothing

We have made arrangements with Tony at Promostitch (http://www.promostitch.co.uk/kestrel.html) to make clothing embroidered with the class logo and also your boat name and number. The Hartley logo can be embroidered on a shirt sleve. Please see their website to order.

There is also a special logo for the 60th anniversary Nationals in Harwich. If you want this please let Tony know and he will know what to do.

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2016 Programme

The 2016 programme of events has been issued

2015 Nationals at Brixham

Results and report link

Photos of 2015 nationals

Photographs of the 2015 Nationals at Brixham Sailing Club are available for purchase. http://gdjfudge.zenfolio.com/f445283319 The photographers home page is http://www.boatographic.co.uk/