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How to use Tendrr's Classes Page
Crew: If you’re interested in crewing with any of the classes listed here, click the follow button (or star icon).
Skippers: If you're looking for crew you can create trips linked to the Class and any crew following that Class will be notified of the new crewing opportunity.
Classes: Classes can use tendrr to raise the profile of their events and to take the hassle out matching boat with crew. To find out more get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sailing Boat Types & Sailing Classes - The Tendrr Guide
What are Sailing “Classes”?
Sailing Boat Types or “Classes” are different categories or sailing boats as classified and recognised by World Sailing (the world governing body for the sport of sailing). Each “Class” has its own world championships, but there are also many more smaller local races, events and regattas across the UK. Organising types of sailboat into classes effectively allows sailors to compete with each other on a fairly level playing field. If you’ve come here looking for sailing classes (ie lessons/training) then check out our sailing training page here.
What types of Sailing Boats are there?
There are over 80 “Classes” of sailboat recognised by World Sailing ranging from 1-person boats and dinghies to large ocean-going vessels which need a crew of 10+. Some classes are more popular for racing, while others are better suited for cruising.
What are the popular types of Sailboats for racing and cruising?
Sailing is a personal thing, as no decision is more important than which type of boat to race. Rather than arguing about specific makes, models and classes it might be better to think of the qualities of a good racing boat and the qualities of a good cruising boat. Racing boats are – obviously – designed more for comfort than speed so factors such as weight, sail area and construction materials are important considerations; whereas the qualities of a good cruising boat might be more to do with seaworthiness, robust performance and relative ease of maintenance.
What are the best sailboat types for beginners?
We get this question quite a bit, but there isn’t a straightforward answer. Beginners do best in the right learning environment, and the type of sailboat is only a part of that environment. The skipper, the rest of the crew, the conditions, and type of sailing activity (eg racing vs cruising) are equally important. And of course your own personality will impact on what you feel comfortable with. The best thing to do is put yourself out there and engage with skippers – have a conversation with them about your experience, their experience, their boat and trip (or race) and use your judgement to decide whether it’s the right opportunity for you.
Types of Sailing Boat on Tendrr
Skippers of many types of sailboat post their trips and crewing opportunities on Tendrr. This includes – but is not limited to – the following list. If you are interested in finding a crewing opportunity on a particular class of boat just follow the relevant link below. On each class’s page you can find out more about detail about each class and view the current sailing opportunities for sail boats of that type.