About the National Solo Class Association


Welcome to National Solo Class Association, representing one of the most popular single handed racing dinghies in the UK. Designed by Jack Holt in 1956 and stronger than ever, with very competitive fleets across the UK, Holland and Portugal and emerging fleets in Ireland and France.

Regular attendance of 60-80 Solos attending the ten Super Series events, not to mention over 1,000 Solos racing at regional level with events the length and breadth of the Country, 2019 saw 80 boats from 6 countries attend our 'Nations Cup' event in Carnac.  This all demonstrates the ongoing strength of the class.

The Super Series comprises a Winter Champs, Spring Champs, our Pusinelli Trophy to honour a past stalwart of the class, Inland Champs, National Champs and End of Season Champs - sailed in a mix of sea and inland locations.  Add to that three International events, the Dutch and Portuguese National Champs and Nations Cup.  2020 sees us booked in to Medemblik & Harderwijk Holland as well as Lagos Portugal.  We hope to return to Carnac for 2021.

New for 2020 is the Introduction of a Vintage Series with separate starts at a number of major events to encourage owners of boats over 20 years old to compete. 

Solos compete in the 2019 Vintage Champs

In addition to the 7 regions (Scotland, North, Midlands, Thames Valley, South, West & East) - each with around 10 organised Open Meetings, each region organises it's own Regional Championships, and key Sea events are included in a separate Sea series.

In 2019 the Class Association procured a brand new Demo Boat (with the help of Winder Boats, Hyde Sails, SuperSpars, CB Trailers & Noble Marine Insurance.  The boat will be on tour around the UK in 2020, and attending training days and regional champs.  Sailors considering the class are welcome to apply for a demo sail.  (Contact details for demo boat coordinator shown on contacts page).

In addition to providing some excellent major events, your Class Association will be providing support at Regional and Club level, and encouraging Youth & Women’s sailing in a class with a choice of rig and sail set-ups to suit most sailors. There will be a stand at the RYA Dinghy Show, so come and have a chat.  Our line up of superb sponsors offering prizes at all levels is the envy of every other class.  We strongly recommend NSCA membership to all new & existing Solo sailors, and we look forward to welcoming you!

Take a look at the News sections to keep up with the opportunities local to you, or take advantage of training provided by NSCA coaches.

Above all, your class Association is here to support you at all levels, and to ensure we safeguard your investment in a Solo.
I look forward to seeing you on the water!

Doug Latta, President


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Full Member £25
Junior (under 21) £12
Non Voting Associate £17

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