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Day 1

22 boats graced the North Devon coastal port at Instow, celebrating the 50th Anniversary since the last Redwing championships in these parts.

Sunday 27th dawned with the bank holiday weather delivering an uncharacteristically large high pressure and with it, absolutely no wind.  After much waiting and hoping on the beach, no sea breeze materialised – Race 1 abandoned for the day.

Day 2 – the frustrating weather continued with hot sunny weather and no wind.  When eventually the b...

The Redwing is a boat with its near 80-year-old roots firmly planted in the South West.  Designer Uffa Fox was approached by Looe Sailing Club’s Commodore, Wilfred Neale in the 1930’s with the brief to build an affordable vessel that was tough enough to cope with the ‘occasionally’ rough seas along the South Cornish coast.  Since then this ‘fibreglass-free’ fleet has grown and expanded to other clubs in the South West and beyond to the likes of Hartlepool, Shropshire and Essex....

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