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Albacore

Albacore

The Albacore is a two-man hiking dinghy. The class is restricted, which means that the hull shape and sail plan are not allowed change from year to year. There are around 30 clubs around the country with fleets of between 6 and 30 boats with many more places where Albacores are welcomed and sail in handicap fleets.

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Show news 62nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy
Excellent event included fund raising for the Great North Air Ambulance Service
Posted on 18 Jul
62nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy Preview
One month to go, 160 entries have already been received
Posted on 10 Jun
Albacore Inlands at Bartley
Visitors travelled from as far as Scaling Dam in the north-east and Lyme Regis in the south-west
Posted on 8 May
Sailing World Regatta Series at Annapolis
Knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay and its light, shifty winds paid off for local sailors
Posted on 6 May
Book review: Uffa
Yachting's eccentric genius
Posted on 3 Mar
A is for Albacore on stand A10
At the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show this weekend
Posted on 24 Feb
Justin Ahearn on the 2024 Albacore Midwinters
A Q&A with Justin Ahearn on the 2024 Albacore Midwinters Championship
Posted on 16 Jan
2023 Albacore Canadian Championship
Shift Happens at Thornbury Yacht Club
Posted on 27 Sep 2023
Albacore Northerns at Scaling Dam
Autumn had definitely arrived on Saturday
Posted on 18 Sep 2023
Albacore class looking forward
Now the dust has settled over the end of the Albacore Internationals
Posted on 1 Sep 2023
Albacore Internationals at Abersoch overall
Yet another windy day to close out the event
Posted on 5 Aug 2023
Albacore Internationals at Abersoch day 4
UK National Championships goes to Nev Herbert and Lewis Fowler
Posted on 4 Aug 2023
Albacore Internationals at Abersoch day 3
Wind dropped all day and the sea state went from predictable to sloppy
Posted on 2 Aug 2023
2023 Albacore Internationals at Abersoch Day 2
An epic day for the fleet!
Posted on 1 Aug 2023
2023 Albacore Internationals at Abersoch Day 1
The forecast 27 knot gusts did not happen but the day was still very lively
Posted on 31 Jul 2023
2023 Albacore Internationals Runners & Riders
Just two weeks until the event starts in Abersoch
Posted on 14 Jul 2023
Albacore Southerns at Paignton
Every dog has its day...
Posted on 11 Jul 2023
Albacore Inlands at Bartley
16 boats enjoy some cracking racing
Posted on 12 May 2023
Maidenhead Albacore Open
18 boats sailing despite the exceptionally light forecast
Posted on 26 Apr 2023
Battle of the Hikers preview
No trapeze? Get to Rutland this May!
Posted on 18 Mar 2023
Albacore Internationals return in 2023
Being hosted by South Caernarvonshire YC and sponsored by Noble Marine
Posted on 22 Feb 2023
Whitefriars Albacore Open
Unseasonably warm weather and moderate but gusty conditions
Posted on 10 Nov 2022
2022 Albacore US Nationals at Rock Hall YC
The Albacore is not a complicated one-design dinghy
Posted on 14 Oct 2022
Ogston Handicap and Challenger Open
Wind was typical, that is to say, highly variable in both strength and direction
Posted on 5 Oct 2022
At least 60 boats to celebrate Uffa's legacy
The celebration of his legacy was initiated by the Atalanta Association
Posted on 14 Aug 2022
Over 60 entries for Uffa Fox Celebratory Regatta
This promises to be a feast of nostalgia and some great sailing
Posted on 10 Aug 2022
Albacore Nationals at Royal Lymington
The fleet has an impressive collection of trophies to present
Posted on 9 Aug 2022
Free entry and ferry discounts for all
In the Uffa Fox 50 Celebration 2022
Posted on 17 Jun 2022
Albacore Inlands at Bartley
Judy and Paul Armstrong win their tenth title
Posted on 4 May 2022
Entries now open for Uffa Fox Regatta
Uffa's designs to race from Cowes this August
Posted on 13 Apr 2022
Links
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Albacore UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Uffa Fox Sake - 62nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series race 6
© Lucy Burn
Albacore powering through the waves
© Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk
GJW Direct 48th Bloody Mary
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 7
© Lucy Burn
Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 6
© Lucy Burn
Ogston Handicap and Challenger Open
© Marion Edwards
Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 5
© Lucy Burn
2023 Albacore Canadian Championship
© Adam Nicholson
2023 Albacore Canadian Championship
© Pete Mather
2023 Albacore Canadian Championship
© Adam Nicholson
2023 Albacore Canadian Championship
© Pete Mather
2023 Albacore Canadian Championship
© Pete Mather
Albacore Northerns at Scaling Dam
© SDSC
Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 2
© Lucy Burn
Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 2
© Lucy Burn
Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 2
© Lucy Burn
The golden conveyor belt of tide delivers the Willatts to the windward mark - Menai Strait Regattas
© Ian Bradley
The Willatts take 4th at Caernarfon - Menai Strait Regattas
© Paul Hargreaves Photography
Albacore Internationals at Abersoch Day 5
© Andy Green / Green Sea Photography
Albacore Internationals at Abersoch Day 5
© Andy Green / Green Sea Photography
Albacore Internationals at Abersoch Day 5
© Andy Green / Green Sea Photography
Albacore Internationals at Abersoch Day 5
© Andy Green / Green Sea Photography
Albacore Internationals at Abersoch Day 5
© Andy Green / Green Sea Photography
Albacore Internationals at Abersoch Day 3
© John Davies
Albacore Internationals at Abersoch Day 3
© John Davies
2023 Border Counties Midweek Sailing Series at Bala
© John Hunter
Albacore Southern Championship at Paignton
© Morag Aitken
Albacore Southern Championship at Paignton
© Morag Aitken
Sailing Club Series race 6 at Salcombe YC
© Lucy Burn