Solo fleet

Sailing a solo in class racing at the club

The National Solo dinghy is a classic, one-design, single handed dinghy. Designed by Jack Holt in 1956, the Solo dinghy still remains popular today.

While quite lively, the Solo dinghy is not as physically demanding as a Laser or many of the other single crew designs. It is available in wood, composite or fibreglass and developments in rig technology mean that it can be sailed competitively by helms from nine and a half to sixteen stones.

Nationally, the Solo fleet continues to grow at about 100 boats (2%) per year. There are active open meeting circuits and region Championships in both the Midland and Northern areas. This is supported by many National events including a National Championship on the sea and Inland, Spring and Winter Championships on inland waters.

There has been a Solo fleet at Notts County Sailing Club since 2010 and the fleet has now grown to 21 boats. Class racing at the club is close and competitive. We host an open meeting each year which is a qualifying event for the Midland circuit. We do provide training for new members to the fleet.

If you’d like to find out more about the Solo fleet at Notts County Sailing Club please contact the fleet captain Kevin Andrews (T0115:9847238 or Email:

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