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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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PosCrewMastBoomSpi PoleMainJibSpinnakerRudderBoardHull
1 Max Richardson
Tom Dawson, Joel Carey, Kellie Carmichael, Patrick Condy(392kg)
IYE IYE Doyle Sails Doyle Sails Doyle Sails Hunter Hunter
3
Seldén Seldén Goacher Sails Goacher Sails Goacher Sails Milanes Hunter
4 M Angell
IYE IYE North Sails North Sails North Sails Wood
5
Goacher Sails Goacher Sails Goacher Sails
6 Duncan Yeabsley (90kg)
Luke Butler, Mark Lees, Toby Yeabsley(270kg)
Z Spars Goacher Sails Goacher Sails Goacher Sails Hunter
Show news 707 & Sonata Northern Championships at Scarborough
Seaword and Bee Sharp triumph after some close battles
Posted on 23 Sep
Scarborough Yacht Club Annual Regatta 2021
Competing for the Leeds Arms Nicholson Trophy
Posted on 3 Sep
Burnham Week 2021 Day 3
Olympic gold medallist Stuart Bithell presents the first weekend prizes
Posted on 31 Aug
Burnham Week 2021 Day 2
Another day of northerly breezes
Posted on 29 Aug
Burnham Week 2021 Day 1
A grey start with a variable wind from the North
Posted on 28 Aug
Burnham Week coundown begins
Two of the oldest and most prestigious trophies on the East Coast up for grabs
Posted on 25 Aug
Sonata National Championships at Cowes
Strong Costa del Solent conditions greeted fleet of 31 boats
Posted on 24 Aug
Mersea Week returns with great enthusiasm
Smacks, IRC, Sonatas, classic yachts, gaffers, open boats and dinghies.... phew!
Posted on 17 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 overall
A mix of interesting and exciting racing
Posted on 6 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 6
Tight and energetic racing today in brisk southerly winds
Posted on 5 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 5
A really challenging day for both competitors and race officials
Posted on 4 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 4
A relaxing morning ashore waiting for the sea breeze
Posted on 3 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 3
A change in the weather brings new boats to the fore
Posted on 2 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 2
Shorter courses and predominately wind with tide conditions
Posted on 1 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 1
An action packed opening day in a shifty westerly wind
Posted on 1 Aug
Saturn Sails Mudhook Regatta
A welcome return to racing on the Clyde for 40 yachts
Posted on 16 Jun
Medway Yacht Club Keelboat Regatta 2021
35 yachts race over three sunny days
Posted on 1 Jun
Burnham Week 2021 open for entry
Full steam ahead for premier east coast regatta
Posted on 4 May
Spring Series at Scarborough
Popular support from Leeds University student sailors in the 707 class
Posted on 30 Apr
Warsash Spring Championships entry opens
Following the latest guidance from Government and the RYA
Posted on 6 Mar
Cowes Sonata Open
A local open event after the Nationals was cancelled
Posted on 21 Sep 2020
2020 Goodall Roofing Sonata National delayed
44th edition now taking place in 2021 at the Island Sailing Club, Cowes
Posted on 24 Jul 2020
Burnham Week 2020 cancelled
Plans in place for premier east coast regatta next season
Posted on 14 Jul 2020
Burnham Week 2020
Plans in place for late season east coast regatta
Posted on 12 Apr 2020
2020 Goodall Roofing Sonata Nationals preview
After a gap of 18 years the class will return to Cowes
Posted on 17 Nov 2019
Burnham Week 2019 day 8
Town Cup Day - the week's most coveted trophy
Posted on 31 Aug 2019
Burnham Week 2019 day 7
Another fantastic sailing day on the Crouch
Posted on 31 Aug 2019
Burnham Week 2019 day 6
Business as usual with more bright sunshine and blue skies
Posted on 29 Aug 2019
Burnham Week 2019 day 5
Early morning rain clears leaving a South Westerly breeze and bright sunshine
Posted on 28 Aug 2019
Burnham Week 2019 day 4
Sunshine, good Easterly breezes and fantastic courses again
Posted on 27 Aug 2019
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Sonata UK Nationals Attendance
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707 and Sonata Northern Championships at Scarborough
© Fred Tiles
707 and Sonata Northern Championships at Scarborough
© Fred Tiles
707 and Sonata Northern Championships at Scarborough
© Fred Tiles
707 and Sonata Northern Championships at Scarborough
© Fred Tiles
Goodall Roofing Sonata National Championships at Cowes
© Sonata Association
Goodall Roofing Sonata National Championships at Cowes
© John Green
Goodall Roofing Sonata National Championships at Cowes
© Sonata Association
Goodall Roofing Sonata National Championships at Cowes
© John Green
BD2 during the Medway Regatta 2021
© Paul Babbington
Medway Regatta 2021
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Medway Regatta 2021
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Medway Regatta 2021
© Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk
Cowes Sonata Open
© John Green
Cowes Sonata Open
© John Green
Cowes Sonata Open
© John Green
Cowes Sonata Open
© John Green
Goodall Roofing Sonata National Championship 2021
© Sonata class
Island Sailing Club presents the 2020 Goodall Roofing Sonata National Championship
© Mark Angell
Mersea Week 2019
© Chrissie Westgate
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