The Solo fleet is one of the most active classes at the club with around 10 boats racing regularly.
At 13 feet and singlehanded, the Solo is a great first boat for those who are just learning to sail and a very competitive racer for more advanced sailors. The Solo is a fast and lively boat while being relatively easy to learn to sail and race. A rig that is set by the class allows any age boat to be competitive. With controls fed to both sides of the boat the helm has full control to depower in high winds - enabling both light and heavy crews to race head to head.
Those looking for a simple to learn, yet high performance sailing dinghy can join the ranks of Solo sailors who come from all walks of life and range in age from teenagers to masters pushing 80 years of experience. The Solo is a boat that is both simple to get into at first, and one which will challenge your tuning skills for the rest of your life.
If you would like a trial sail in a Solo, talk to a committee member or Solo class member and we will arrange a trial sail. Similarly, if you are looking to buy a Solo, 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.
We may be able to help you find a suitable boat to buy if your'e having trouble locating 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.