Sailing at the Heart of the Norfolk Broads

Rebel Class

Rebel Rothay sailing on Blackhorse Broad

The Rebel is a classic half deck, one-design gunter rigged keelboat, designed by Alan Buchanan in 1949. It is actively raced in Horning, and two are available for hire as part of the Hunters Yard fleet.

The majority of Rebels are wooden hulled, however, since 2008 GRP hulls have been produced.

There are currently 16 Rebels.

NameSail Number
Rebellious LadyR2
Rebel RothayR3
Rebel MaidR4
Rebel JadeR5
Rebel BreezeR6
Rebel LionR7
Rebel SailerR8
Rebel RevellerR9
Valiant RebelR10
Rebel ChieftainR11
Rebel QueenR12
Lucky RebelRt13
Rebel HR14
Rebel RascalR15
Rebel ReiverR16

Rebels can be seen most Sundays between March and October, racing at Horning on either Blackhorse Broad, or on the River Bure.

For more information about the rebel class, please see the Rebel class website:


DesignerAlan Buchanan
BuilderR Moore and Sons
ConstructionWood & GRP later
LOA22.75 ft (6.93 m)
KeelFixed cast iron
Mainsail areaTBA
Jib / Genoa areaTBA
Portsmouth Yardstick1070

Rebel Class Flag

Rebel Class Flag (R)