The aim is to get all COD’s ever built, up to full sailing condition and on the start line for the CYC’s regatta in the Menai Strait in the summer of 2011.
Currently four of the sixteen boats are at risk. At risk implies that without urgent attention they could be lost from the fleet and from the areas maritime heritage within the next year or two. Two are in the custody of CYC and two are in private ownership.
In other areas, notably the South coast of the UK there are thriving fleets of traditional One Design boats that are either privately or club owned. They may be rented out to club members, used by local training associations like the Sea Scouts, or be used for corporate days out. CYC will be pursuing all these and other options in an effort to retain the integrity of the fleet and widen its appeal to young and old, sailor and non sailor.