Below are the current teams racing on the UK circuit.
- The Rutland Chandlery
HELM: Stewart Mears SHEET: Tristan Hutt BOW: George Hand
Pica are now one of the most experienced teams in the fleet. Their titles include many UK and European championships and have regularly sailed at the JJ. The team that is considered the boat to beat.
HELM: Steve Mclean SHEET: Neale Jones BOW: Nick Pratt
Steve has been sailing 18s since the 1980s and has owned six 18 foot skiffs including Ericsson, Pink Hammer, Elle Bache, Omega Smeg before buying the current boat, Appliances Online. In the constant search for speed, this boat continues to be one of the most up to date skiffs.
- Sail 4 Cancer
HELM: Alisdair York SHEET: Scott Bonner BOW: Dick York
This team are entering this season with a years experience in their Murray hull skiff. They have showed great improvement in the last year and with slightly newer kit could feature at the front of the fleet in the coming seasons.
HELM: Alex Lewin SHEET: Daniel Goodman BOW: Harry Wilson
One of the last remaining teams with a B18 hull, this team is getting well practiced on the race course and constantly suprises the fleet with impressive results.
- Hyde Sails
HELM: Jack Grogan SHEET: Michael Banks BOW: Sam Caslin
This team of Mersea Island sailors have had many years in the fleet, with trips to European and International regattas under their belts.
- English Braids
HELM: Richard Allen SHEET: - BOW: Pete Shaw
This team have come together from single handed boats with great success in achieving podium places over the past few years. Having received new sails recently, this team will be fast once they get to grips with their new kit.
HELM: Rick Peacock SHEET: Nick Murray BOW: -
Having compelted a whole seaon in the Australian league, this skiff was imported back to the UK with the most up to date kit. A full winter refurb is likely to see this boat quick out of the blocks this seaon.
- AWL Grip
HELM: Tom Kiddle SHEET: Matt Kiddle BOW: Oscar Mead
Tom and Matt learnt skiff sytle boats in the UK Cherub Class, now in their second season in the 18 they are joined by experienced offshore sailor Oscar