Classes

Tendrr is building a comprehensive listing of all One Design class events held throughout the UK.

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 hello@tendrr.co


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.

Sailing Class

12ft Skiff

Sailing Class

1720

Sailing Class

18ft Skiff

Sailing Class

2000

Sailing Class

29er

Sailing Class

420

Sailing Class

470

Sailing Class

49er

Sailing Class

505

Sailing Class

6mR

Sailing Class

707

Sailing Class

8mR

Sailing Class

Aero

Sailing Class

Ajax

Sailing Class

Albacore

Sailing Class

Artemis 20

Sailing Class

Arvor

Sailing Class

Astus 16.1

Sailing Class

B14

Sailing Class

Bembridge One Design

Sailing Class

Blaze

Sailing Class

BOD

Sailing Class

Boss

Sailing Class

Buzz

Sailing Class

Byte

Sailing Class

Cadet

Sailing Class

Cherub

Sailing Class

Comet

Sailing Class

Comet Duo

Sailing Class

Condor

Sailing Class

Contender

Sailing Class

Contessa 26

Sailing Class

Contessa 32

Sailing Class

Cruz Classic

Sailing Class

Daring

Sailing Class

Dart 15

Sailing Class

Dart 16

Sailing Class

Dart 18

Sailing Class

Dart Hawk

Sailing Class

Delta A Class

Sailing Class

Devotti D1

Sailing Class

Diam 24

Sailing Class

Dragon

Sailing Class

Drascombe Lugger

Sailing Class

Emsworth One Design

Sailing Class

Enterprise

Sailing Class

Etchells

Sailing Class

Europe

Sailing Class

Falcons

Sailing Class

Falmouth Working Boats

Sailing Class

Finn

Sailing Class

Fireball

Sailing Class

Firefly

Sailing Class

Flying 15

Sailing Class

Flying Dutchman

Sailing Class

Folkboat

Sailing Class

Formula 18

Sailing Class

Formula Whisper

Sailing Class

Fox Cub 18

Sailing Class

Gaffers

Sailing Class

Glen

Sailing Class

GP14

Sailing Class

Graduate

Sailing Class

Gull

Sailing Class

Hawke

Sailing Class

Heron

Sailing Class

Hobie

Sailing Class

HP30

Sailing Class

Hurricane

Sailing Class

Hurricane 4.9

Sailing Class

Hurricane 5.9

Sailing Class

Impala 28

Sailing Class

International Moth

Sailing Class

IRC

Sailing Class

ISO

Sailing Class

J/109

Sailing Class

J/111

Sailing Class

J/24

Sailing Class

J/70

Sailing Class

J/80

Sailing Class

J/88

Sailing Class

Javelin

Sailing Class

Jet

Sailing Class

Jollyboat

Sailing Class

K1

Sailing Class

Kestrel

Sailing Class

Lark

Sailing Class

Laser

Sailing Class

Laser 13

Sailing Class

Laser 16

Sailing Class

Laser 2

Sailing Class

Laser 3000

Sailing Class

Laser 4000

Sailing Class

Laser 5000

Sailing Class

Laser Bahia

Sailing Class

Laser Bug

Sailing Class

Laser EPS

Sailing Class

Laser Fun

Sailing Class

Laser II

Sailing Class

Laser Pico

Sailing Class

Laser Radial

Sailing Class

Laser SB3

Sailing Class

Laser Stratos

Sailing Class

Laser Stratos Keel

Sailing Class

Laser Vago

Sailing Class

Laser Vortex

Sailing Class

Leader

Sailing Class

Lightning 368

Sailing Class

Loch Long

Sailing Class

Magno

Sailing Class

Merlin

Sailing Class

Minisail

Sailing Class

Miracle

Sailing Class

Mirror

Sailing Class

Nacra 500

Sailing Class

Nacra 580

Sailing Class

Nacra 6.0

Sailing Class

National 12

Sailing Class

National 18

Sailing Class

Nicholson 32

Sailing Class

OK

Sailing Class

Omega

Sailing Class

Optimist

Sailing Class

Ospreys

Sailing Class

Otter

Sailing Class

Pacer

Sailing Class

Pedro 17

Sailing Class

Phantom

Sailing Class

Prindle 15

Sailing Class

Prindle 16

Sailing Class

Prindle 18

Sailing Class

Quarter Ton

Sailing Class

RBOD

Sailing Class

RCOD

Sailing Class

Redwing

Sailing Class

RS Aero

Sailing Class

RS Cat 16

Sailing Class

RS Elite

Sailing Class

RS Feva XL

Sailing Class

RS Quba

Sailing Class

RS Tera

Sailing Class

RS Vareo

Sailing Class

RS Vision

Sailing Class

RS100

Sailing Class

RS200

Sailing Class

RS21

Sailing Class

RS300

Sailing Class

RS400

Sailing Class

RS500

Sailing Class

RS600

Sailing Class

RS700

Sailing Class

RS800

Sailing Class

Ruffian 23

Sailing Class

Sandhopper

Sailing Class

SB20

Sailing Class

Scorpion

Sailing Class

Seascape 18

Sailing Class

Seaview Mermaids

Sailing Class

Shadow

Sailing Class

Sharpie

Sailing Class

Shearwater

Sailing Class

Shipman

Sailing Class

Shrimper

Sailing Class

Sigma 33

Sailing Class

Sigma 38

Sailing Class

Snipe

Sailing Class

Solent Sunbeam

Sailing Class

Solo

Sailing Class

Sonar

Sailing Class

Sonata

Sailing Class

Spitfire

Sailing Class

Sport 14

Sailing Class

Sport 16

Sailing Class

Squib

Sailing Class

St Mawes One Design

Sailing Class

Star

Sailing Class

Stealth

Sailing Class

Stella

Sailing Class

Streaker

Sailing Class

Supernova

Sailing Class

Swallow

Sailing Class

Tasar

Sailing Class

Tempest

Sailing Class

Tepco 12

Sailing Class

Topper

Sailing Class

Twister

Sailing Class

UKCRA - Catamaran

Sailing Class

Unicorn

Sailing Class

Vibe

Sailing Class

Victory

Sailing Class

Wanderer

Sailing Class

Waszp

Sailing Class

Wayfarer

Sailing Class

Weta 4.4

Sailing Class

XOD

Sailing Class

YOD

Sailing Class

Yorkshire One Design