Welcome to the official web site of the River Cruiser Class, the organisation for owners of traditional cabin yachts, indigenous to the Norfolk Broads. The class consists of nearly 400 inland waterways sailing yachts, designed specifically and exclusively for cruising and racing the tidal system of lakes and rivers of Norfolk and North Suffolk. Of these river cruisers, more than 25 are over 100 years old, and over 150 were built before 1940. The Class is not however confined to a vintage and veteran boat collection. A large proportion of member craft were built in the past 20 years, and new class yachts are being launched each year.

Upcoming events for your information:

•       11th and 12th October : River Cruiser Open, NBYC, Wroxham

•       19th October : Snowflakes SC Tri-icicle, Horning - Event Info  - Application Form

•       25th October : Yare Sailing Club Autumn Trophy Open Down-river, Horning to Thurne - Notice of Race

•       6th December : Yare Sailing Club, Turkey Race, Open.

•       AGM: Sat 29th November at the River Garden PH, 7.30pm

Proposed replacement Appeals Procedure

In 2013, the NSBA decided that they would no longer be willing to hear appeals from River Cruiser Class members, (typically, about handicaps)  and accordingly a replacement appeals procedure has been drafted.  The draft proposal can be reviewed by clicking HERE.  Members are invited to consider this draft in advance of the AGM on Saturday 29th November, at which the procedure will be considered  formally as a rule change.  All comments in advance will be welcome, please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

River Cruiser Class funding raising for Bart’s Bash and the Nancy Oldfield Trust, Neatishead.

Many thanks to all our generous helms and crews who raised £150 for Bart’s Bash and the N.O.T. at Coldham Hall following the Yare Navigation Race on 20th September.  Bart's Bash is a Guinness World Record attempt for 'The Largest Sailing Race in the World'.  It is a charity event in memory of Andrew Simpson who was a double gold and silver medalist, an America's Cup professional and an all-round fantastic man who was tragically killed in a training accident on San Francisco Bay in May 2013.  Any additional contributions may be made on line at https://www.justgiving.com/BartsBash/

Tribute to Sandy Lister, Our Hon Secretary 2006 to 2011, who died 14th July 2014