‘The Impala class is undergoing an encouraging renaissance’ says Stuart Childerley in his latest Yachts and Yachting column. ‘The boats looked good with the addition of Kevlar sails and seem to provide a value-for-money entrance into one design keelboat racing. There should be a good number of second-hand boats awaiting renovation and a little bit of tweaking.’

There’s a nice shot of the start of the first race of the 2011 championships alongside.

‘It seems the class’s hallmark spinnaker bag – packed ready to hoist, on the bow ironmongery – remains popular’ he adds, mysteriously…

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