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2013 RYA Dinghy Show a great success for the National Solo Class

by Claire Clark on 7 Mar 2013 2-3 March 2013

All those months of planning were worth it, when I saw just how busy the National Solo Class Association stand was at the Dinghy Show over the weekend of 2nd/3rd March.

The Dinghy Show is always a great opportunity to meet faces old and new and this was the case on the Solo stand. There was chatter about purchases made over the winter and Solo sailors eager to try these out on the open meeting circuit plus excited talk about the National Championships being hosted this year by Hayling Island SC from 13th – 19th July which with sponsorship from Soak Insurance promises to be an excellent event.

The association is grateful to the boat builders who loaned boats for the weekend. SP Boats who displayed a composite boat for those who love wood and Boon Boats for the loan of an all FRP Solo owned by twice National Champion Matt Howard. Thanks also to North Sails, P&B, HD Sails and Speed for the loan of the sails that were on display over the weekend.

With the open meeting season getting underway at Broadwater SC on 10th March, the season ahead promises to be a good one for the National Solo.

If you weren't able to get to the show this year, have a look at the video to see the boats that were on display.

Want to know more about this thriving class, then take a look at the website at www.solosailing.org.uk

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