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Cherub-class yachts

Cherub-class yachts

This Mark II Cherub-class yacht, Interlude, was built in 1958 and proved a successful competitor. In 1952 John Spencer’s radical plywood dinghy Cherub had created great interest, especially among younger yachties. It could be built at home, and was very fast and light, with square bilges. A year later a Cherub class was launched, and within 10 years it became an international class.

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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - Yachting after 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Harold Kidd, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jun 2016