We again showed off the Rooster 8.1 Rig
at the Dinghy Show. Many are amazed how many have been sold and ask if there is a keen racing circuit.
My feeling is that many of the Rooster 8.1 sailors are either keen laser sailors who were looking for something a little more demanding on a light wind evening or they are dedicated club sailors with a need for some more power. So travelling to normal open events seems to be limited.
Photo by © Martin Dixon
However, the Nationals seems to be well attended and perhaps in part to the venues we have chosen to date. Last years Nationals
at London Corinthian was perhaps the ideal home of the Rooster 8.1 and we are currently in negotiations with the club to either re run the Nationals there this year - or run a river championships instead. We are looking for another web-master for the rooster 8.1 website
and for a definite date and venue for this years Nationals in the next couple of weeks.