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.
Prior to the current pandemic, regular attendance of 60-80 Solos attended 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.
In 2020 while all but our Winter Championships were cancelled as a result of the pandemic, interest in the Class has continued to grow, with membership numbers actually increasing. Club racing up and down the country saw the Solo as the backbone of most club fleets.
As we look forward with new optimism to 2021, 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 the Nations Cup in Medemblik. Open National Championships are also in planning for Holland & Portugal.
New for 2021 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, Rooster & Noble Marine Insurance. The boat will be on tour around the UK in 2021, 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 2021 Virtual 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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