Elegant Dayboat

A new corporate hospitality company
was launched to offer clients a range of packages,
including a taste of dayboat racing in a fleet of
matched Redwings.
What happened to Redwing Racing?

The Redwing is an elegant dayboat, designed in 1896 by
Charles Nicholson. The class was originally raced at
Bembridge Sailing Club on the Isle of Wight. Now one
of the oldest keelboat classes still sailing in the
United Kingdom, the Redwing remains one of the most
popular Cowes Week fleets.

Redwing Racing is based in Poole, Dorset. The company
purchased 13 of the 20 boats built by Camper &
Nicholsons between 1938-46 and the fleet, built of
mahogany, rock elm and oak, is currently being
refurbished by craftsmen using traditional methods and
modern materials.

In addition to dayboat racing, Redwing Racing offers a
range of standard hospitality days, including
incentive and reward days, conference breaks, regattas
and team-building events. While participation is
encouraged at all levels, skippers are available for
those who feel less certain of their abilities.

The company is owned and operated by Peter Kemsley,
who has many years’ senior level management experience
in industry. He is also qualified in leisure business
management and holds RYA certification in a number of
disciplines.

“The Redwing is a fabulous boat to sail and,
following completion of the restoration work, we will
seek to do justice to the integrity and provenance of
the Redwing name – without eliminating the fun and
excitement of such a unique sailing experience,”
said Kemsley.

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