Budworth is a keen racing club and we have race several different classes, both Adult and Junior, as well as Raceboards.
There is something suitable for all ages and all abilities and we race from April though to December.
The club also holds specific open or “taster” days – which is a great opportunity to see the various boats close up and chat to the class captains, go for a short sail with a club helm and find out more – but if you are keen don’t feel you have to wait till then, just come on down when the club is open and find someone to talk to.
If you are new , or less experienced, we offer a range of training courses for club members – see our TRAINING section
For more detailed information and advice please contact our fleet captains –just click on the fleet picture or title below – or email the Racing Secretary.
There are also more technical details on each class in the the table at the bottom of this page.
|Class||Picture||Number of Crew||Rig / Sails||Weight Range||Cost - New||Cost - 2nd hand|
|Firefly||2||Main and jib 6.32m2||110-150kg||from £6,000||from £400|
|Fireball||2||Main and jib with trapeze 11.43m2|
|120-170kg||from £10,000||from £1,000|
|GP 14||2||Main and genoa|
|120-185Kg||from £9,000||from £500|
|Laser||1||Single main, with different rig options available|
Full - 7.06m2
Radial - 5.7m2
4.7 - 4.7m2
|from £4,500||from £300|
|Raceboard||1||Up to 7.5m2|
Juniors need proportionally smaller kit (see RYA T15)
|60kg and upwards (any weight)||from £3,000 (Starboard Phantom Race 380, Demon sail, carbon mast & boom)||from £500 (eg, Mistral Equipe, Fanatic Megacat)|
|RS 200||2||Main fully battened and jib 11.5m2|
|100-150kg||from £8,000||from £2,500|
|Solo||1||Single fully battened main 8.36m2||65-100kg||from £7,000||from £600|
|Snipe||2||Main and jib 11.89m2||120-190kg||from £11,000||from £500|
|Optimist (Junior)||1||Main sprit rigged 3.3m2||30-60kg||from £2,250||from £300|
|RSFeva (Junior)||2||Main and jib|
|80-110kg||from £3,800||from £1,500|
|Topper (Junior and Lady)||1||Single main 5.3m2||32-65kg||from £2,500||from £300|
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