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Sonata

Sonata

Racer & cruiser in both fixed & lifting keel versions. The Sonata is very seaworthy and fast for its size. Sadly, it's no longer built, but Hunter Boats made over 400 Sonatas during a period of about 20 years and you'll find Sonatas all around the UK. A friendly class association and good one design class racing. Sonata class racing can be found at events such as Cowes Week and The Scottish Series. Many sailing clubs have adopted the Sonata as a one-design class and most of the major regattas have a Sonata start. Author: Graham Foster

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Including a long distance race out into the Estuary
Posted on 11 Jun
Mudhook Regatta overall
RC35 crown goes East as Port Edgar's Jacob VII storms to victory
Posted on 9 Jun
Mudhook Regatta day 1
Three races on the Clyde's East Patch off Helensburgh
Posted on 8 Jun
Scottish Series 2019
Four days of different weather on the Clyde
Posted on 6 Jun
Burnham Week 2019
The highlight of the River Crouch sailing calendar
Posted on 7 Apr
Glorious day for Glorious Fools
At Burnham Week Trophy Day
Posted on 2 Sep 2018
Burnham Week 2018 overall
Glorious Fools wins the Town Cup for second year running
Posted on 1 Sep 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 7
Gear issues and breakages hit the fleets on penultimate day
Posted on 31 Aug 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 5
Local RCOD class saw a clean sweep by the Waples family
Posted on 30 Aug 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 4
Much lighter winds, and courses to match
Posted on 29 Aug 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 3
Final day for all dinghy classes
Posted on 28 Aug 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 2
Racing brought forward an hour to avoid the strong winds
Posted on 26 Aug 2018
Burnham Week 2018 day 1
Sunny skies and a good Westerly breeze
Posted on 26 Aug 2018
National Sonata Inlands at Windermere
Event returns to the calendar after a long absence
Posted on 15 Mar 2018
National Sonata Inlands preview
Set for Windermere on 10-11 March
Posted on 23 Feb 2018
125th Burnham Week Grand Finale
Town Cup J/80 glory marks conclusion
Posted on 3 Sep 2017
125th Burnham Week first weekend
Glorious conditions at premier east coast regatta opener
Posted on 29 Aug 2017
Mersea Week 2017
Over 150 boats of every description take part
Posted on 28 Aug 2017
125th Burnham Week just around the corner
Time to get your entry in!
Posted on 18 Aug 2017
125th anniversary Burnham Week
Celebrations at the end of August
Posted on 8 Jun 2017
Silvers Marine Scottish Series overall
Swan takes flight with trophy
Posted on 29 May 2017
Silvers Marine Scottish Series day 3
Super Sunday
Posted on 28 May 2017
Silvers Marine Scottish Series day 1
The heat is on!
Posted on 26 May 2017
All set for a 'Fyne weekend'
At 43rd Silvers Marine Scottish Series
Posted on 23 May 2017
We speak to Mark Lee of Craftinsure
The story of 'boat insurance at the touch of a button'
Posted on 16 Mar 2017
Be part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration
Of competitive sailing in Burnham Week
Posted on 24 Feb 2017
Burnham Week grand finale
Fireworks and Champagne to celebrate winners
Posted on 4 Sep 2016
Burnham Week 2016 first weekend
Lively conditions set pace at premier east coast regatta
Posted on 29 Aug 2016
Medway Regatta 2016
Big winds, big waves and the occasional big wipeout!
Posted on 22 Jul 2016
Silvers Marine Scottish Series overall
To the Hunter the spoils
Posted on 31 May 2016
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The view from Hurst Castle during the Round the Island Race 2019
© Mark Jardine
Old School wins the Sonata Scottish Championship at the Mudhook Regatta
© Neill Ross
Medway Regatta 2019
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Medway Regatta 2019
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Medway Regatta 2019
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Sonatas during Mersea Week 2018
© Chrissie Westgate
Patrick Hill, Commodore of AYC, with Reet Gilday launch 'Zero Proof' at Aldeburgh
© Fleur Hayles
Guy Neville and his winning Virtuoso crew at the National Sonata Inland Championship 2018
© Graeme Galbraith
Silvers Marine Scottish Series day 4
© Marc Turner / PFM Pictures
Rondo (Chris Fritot) and Moonlight Sonata (Tom Vallois) during the Jackson Yacht Services Bay Race Series
© Elaine Burgis
Sonata National Championships at Poole
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.co.uk
Eric the Boat at the Sonata National Championships at Poole
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.co.uk
Sonata National Championships at Poole
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.co.uk
Sonata National Championships at Poole
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.co.uk
Sonata Eastern Championships during the Medway Keelboat Regatta
© Richard Janulewicz / www.sharkbait.org.uk
Sonata Eastern Championships during the Medway Keelboat Regatta
© Richard Janulewicz / www.sharkbait.org.uk
Sonata Eastern Championships during the Medway Keelboat Regatta
© Richard Janulewicz / www.sharkbait.org.uk
Sonata Eastern Championships during the Medway Keelboat Regatta
© Richard Janulewicz / www.sharkbait.org.uk
Sonata Eastern Championships during the Medway Keelboat Regatta
© Richard Janulewicz / www.sharkbait.org.uk
Medway Keelboat Regatta 2016
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
VPRS course on day 2 of the International Paint Poole Regatta
© Mark Jardine
VPRS course on day 2 of the International Paint Poole Regatta
© Mark Jardine
VPRS course on day 2 of the International Paint Poole Regatta
© Mark Jardine
'Rondo' in the Pallot Glass & Windows Frostbite Series 2015-16
© Bill Harris
Sonata match racing at Christchurch
© Rory Barnes
Sonata match racing at Christchurch
© Rory Barnes
Sonata match racing at Christchurch
© Rory Barnes
Sonata match racing at Christchurch
© Rory Barnes
Sonata match racing at Christchurch
© Rory Barnes
Artemis Sonata National Championships at Helensburgh
© Kevin Lynch