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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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The event has become a truly international affair
Posted on 16 May
Successful Keelboat Endeavour in Burnham
Ben McGrane, representing the Flying Fifteen class, wins the title
Posted on 22 Apr
Poole Regatta Early Bird Entry Discounts
Get your entry in before 23.59 on 13th April
Posted on 12 Apr
Medway YC Holdfast Keelboat Regatta 2024 Preview
Taking place on 12th, 13th and 14th July
Posted on 10 Apr
RAF Spitfire flypast scheduled for Poole Regatta
Apply now for a free rating for the VPRS Southern Area Championship too
Posted on 5 Apr
Sonata Nationals 2024 Entries Open
Taking place 11th-14th August at Medway YC
Posted on 21 Feb
International Paint Poole Regatta 2024 Entry Open
Host of the GBR IRC National Championship 2024
Posted on 6 Feb
Sonata Nationals 2024 at Medway Preview
Come and enjoy one design sailing in a competitive class
Posted on 31 Jan
International Paint Poole Regatta NoR published
Taking place over the late May Bank Holiday
Posted on 23 Dec 2023
Six months to International Paint Poole Regatta
Includes GBR IRC National Championship and VPRS Southern Area Championship
Posted on 6 Dec 2023
Sonata Nationals 2023 at Parkstone overall
18 boats from all over the UK took part
Posted on 21 Sep 2023
Sonata Nationals 2023 at Parkstone Day 3
Four races held to get the championship back on track
Posted on 13 Sep 2023
Sonata Nationals 2023 at Parkstone Day 2
Optimism in the air in the morning as steadier winds and no rain were forecast
Posted on 12 Sep 2023
Sonata Nationals 2023 at Parkstone Day 1
Two races held in tricky conditions
Posted on 11 Sep 2023
All set for the Sonata Nationals 2023
Racing starts today at Parkstone
Posted on 10 Sep 2023
Burnham Week 2023 Round Up
Competitors enjoyed some great racing and excellent courses
Posted on 6 Sep 2023
Burnham Week 2023 Trophy Day
A building breeze so all looked great for the racing
Posted on 2 Sep 2023
Burnham Week 2023 Day 5
A gusty Westerly meant a different skill set was required today
Posted on 30 Aug 2023
Burnham Week 2023 Day 4
Wind fills in after a light and flukey start
Posted on 29 Aug 2023
Burnham Week 2023 Day 3
Light and flukey winds greeted the competitors this morning
Posted on 28 Aug 2023
Burnham Week 2023 Day 2
A good wind met competitors today
Posted on 27 Aug 2023
Burnham Week 2023 Day 1
Over 130 boats raced on the opening day
Posted on 26 Aug 2023
Burnham Week 2023 open for entry
8 days of racing and prizes on offer for both weekend and mid-week racing
Posted on 30 May 2023
Sonata Inlands at Windermere
A focus for the new team on 'Off Quay'
Posted on 21 Mar 2023
Burnham Week Trophy Day
Class One were racing for the Town Cup
Posted on 4 Sep 2022
Burnham Week day 6
RBODs show one-design racing at its absolute best
Posted on 1 Sep 2022
Burnham Week day 4
Another foul tide beat start for all fleets, including the 90th anniversary RBODs
Posted on 30 Aug 2022
Burnham Week 2022 Day 3
Excellent tactical foul tide beats, cross tide legs and long spinnaker runs
Posted on 29 Aug 2022
Burnham Week 2022 Day 2
Another breezy day on the Crouch
Posted on 28 Aug 2022
Burnham Week 2022 Day 1
A fantastic start to the week in great weather with sunshine and building breezes
Posted on 28 Aug 2022
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Entries open for the 2024 Sonata Nationals
© Richard Janulewicz / www.sharkbait.org.uk
The 2024 Sonata Nationals will be held at Medway
© Richard Janulewicz / www.sharkbait.org.uk
HKRNVR Memorial Vase 2024
© RHKYC / Guy Nowell
2023 Sonata National Championship, final day
© Mary Redyhoff
2023 Sonata National Championship, final day
© Mary Redyhoff
2023 Sonata National Championship, final day
© Mary Redyhoff
2023 Sonata National Championship, final day
© Mary Redyhoff
Aquila during the Sonata Nationals at Parkstone
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Frankie during the Sonata Nationals at Parkstone
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Frankie and Minim during the Sonata Nationals at Parkstone
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Duette during the Sonata Nationals at Parkstone
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Saraband during the Sonata Nationals at Parkstone
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Minim during the Sonata Nationals at Parkstone
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Joey during the Sonata Nationals at Parkstone
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Sonatas Nationals at Parkstone Day 3
© Mary Reddyhoff
Sonatas Nationals at Parkstone Day 3
© Mary Reddyhoff
Sonatas Nationals at Parkstone Day 3
© Mary Reddyhoff
Sonatas Nationals at Parkstone Day 3
© Mary Reddyhoff
Sonatas Nationals at Parkstone Day 2
© Sarah Hornby
Sonatas Nationals at Parkstone Day 2 - Frankie the Rhino wins the day
© Sarah Hornby
Sonatas Nationals at Parkstone Day 2
© Sarah Hornby
Sonatas Nationals at Parkstone Day 1 - Joe Cross wins the day
© Sarah Hornby
Sonatas Nationals at Parkstone Day 1 - Joe Cross leads the fleet
© Sarah Hornby
Sonatas Nationals at Parkstone Day 1
© Sarah Hornby
Sonatas preparing for the Nationals at Parkstone
© Sarah Hornby
Sonatas preparing for the Nationals at Parkstone
© Sarah Hornby
Sonatas preparing for the Nationals at Parkstone
© Sarah Hornby
Sonata Inlands at Windermere
© S McGibbon
Sonata Inlands at Windermere
© S McGibbon
Sonata Inlands at Windermere
© S McGibbon