The Fast Division is largely made up of 18ft dinghies, being National 18s and Chichester Harbour 18s. The latter were possibly the original 18s within the fleet and were genuinely wooden dayboats with carvel hulls that rode to moorings. More recently they have been joined by a number of fibreglass versions and a 1997 cedar epoxy boat. National 18s have also joined them in both ‘classic’ and ‘penultimate’ versions, the former being predominantly clinker built and the latter being of grp carvel construction - and a plywood clinker boat. A Sharpie and an occasional Jollyboat make up the remainder of the Fast Division. An average Fast Division race would probably be made up of around 10-12 boats at the height of the season.
Tom Reid is the representative of the CDB Fast Fleet.