The Albacore fleet is one of the most active classes at the club with around 10 boats racing regularly.
At 15 feet in length and 240 pounds hull weight, the Albacore is a great first boat for those who are just learning to sail and a very competitive racer for more advanced sailors. The Albacore is a fast and lively while being relatively easy to learn to sail and race. A fully adjustable rig allows a crew to depower in high winds - enabling both light and heavy crews to race head to head
A very versatile boat, it is often sailed by husband/wife and parent child combinations. Some of the all women teams are the most competitive in the class. Those looking for a simple to learn, yet high performance sailing dinghy can join the ranks of Albacore sailors who come from all walks of life and range in age from teenagers to masters pushing 80 years of experience.
The Albacore is a boat that is both simple to get into at first, and one which will challenge your tuning and tactical skills for the rest of your life
If you would like a trial sail in an Albacore, talk to John (AL 8126 - "Who Ate All The Pies?") or Peter Ford (fleet captain) and we will arrange a trial sail. Similarly if you are looking to buy an Albacore, feel free to ask advice on any boat you have found, we'll even help you get started in your new boat if you want advice on rigging it.
Additionally we may be able to help locate a suitable boat if you are having trouble finding one. Reasonably competitive boats can be bought for around £600 upwards, or if you are prepared to do some renovation work you can find some real bargains.