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Supernova

Supernova

The Supernova is a popular "one design" single handed sailing dinghy, with attendance at national championships regularly >100 boats. The lightweight 4.3m long epoxy hull comes in at 50kg, powered by a ~8 square metre fully battened "square top" mylar sail. It was designed by Mark Giles and is constructed by Hartley Boats in the United Kingdom.

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Show news Supernova Nationals runners and riders
Who, out of the 100+ entrants, will win at Plas Heli?
Posted on 16 Jun
Supernovas at Cardiff Bay
A respectable turnout for the Craftinsure Traveller Series event
Posted on 19 May
Craftinsure Supernova Traveller Series at Bolton
Good conditions high on the spectacular moors
Posted on 4 May
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
Combined northern and southern travellers event
Posted on 29 Mar
Craftinsure Supernova Travellers at Cotswold
The recent non-stop rain had kindly stopped for the day
Posted on 24 Mar
Supernova Winter Championship at Bowmoor
An excellent turnout of 31 boats took part
Posted on 7 Mar
Supernova Nationals reaches 100 entries
Taking place at Plas Heli at the end of June
Posted on 3 Mar
Supernova class update
New hull/sail on show soon, plus championship dates revealed
Posted on 18 Feb
Entry open for Hartley Boats Supernova Nationals
Sign up by 2nd March for 50% discount on 3 fantastic days of sailing in Pwllheli
Posted on 23 Jan
Supernova class steps forward in 2024
A new year, a new sail
Posted on 15 Jan
Supernova class 2023 review
Plenty of new sailors taking part in events
Posted on 25 Nov 2023
Supernova Travellers at Bowmoor
Crazy conditions for season finale
Posted on 12 Nov 2023
Supernova Travellers at Haversham
An impressive fleet of 26 sailors, including 12 visitors
Posted on 19 Oct 2023
Border Counties Midweek Sailing concludes
Final event at Winsford Flash sees Pete Coop win overall
Posted on 19 Oct 2023
Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Winsford Flash
Pete Coop wins the event, and so the series overall
Posted on 10 Oct 2023
Craftinsure Supernova Travellers at Bolton
8 visitors attended to challenge the 11 home boats
Posted on 4 Oct 2023
Craftinsure Supernova Traveller at Ogston
A healthy turnout of 30 boats
Posted on 24 Sep 2023
Supernova Inlands at Grafham Water
The biggest collection of Supernovas inland ever
Posted on 9 Sep 2023
Craftinsure Supernova travellers at Burton
Steve Hawley enjoys the top spot on the unusual mushroom podium
Posted on 19 Aug 2023
Supernova Inlands - Runners and Riders
A lot has changed since the event was last at Grafham Water
Posted on 12 Aug 2023
Supernova Traveller Series at Blithfield
The race team set a course attempting to use every inch of sailable water
Posted on 1 Aug 2023
Supernova Inlands set for Grafham in September
Will it be a record-breaking event?
Posted on 23 Jul 2023
Girton Supernova Open
Gusty Girton lives up to its name
Posted on 17 Jul 2023
Supernova Nationals at Paignton overall
As expected the team at Paignton were phenomenal all the way through the event
Posted on 3 Jul 2023
Supernova Nationals at Paignton Day 2
A challenging three race day in strong winds
Posted on 1 Jul 2023
Supernova Nationals at Paignton Day 1
The 94 competitors had a tough first day battling the fresh gusts
Posted on 30 Jun 2023
Supernovas at Winsford Flash
A fantastic turnout of 28 for Craftinsure Traveller Series event
Posted on 23 Jun 2023
Supernovas at Cardiff
Great turnout for inaugural Craftinsure Traveller Series event at the club
Posted on 10 Jun 2023
Supernova Nationals 2023 Runners & Riders
A mammoth 92 entrants for the event at Paignton
Posted on 5 Jun 2023
Supernova class at Paignton's POSH
A bit of sneaky pre-Nationals practice, two weeks early
Posted on 27 May 2023
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Supernova UK Nationals Attendance
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Oops during the Border Counties Midweek Sailing Series at Llyn Brenig
© Pete Chambers
Solo takes on Supernovas during the Border Counties Midweek Sailing Series at Llyn Brenig
© Pete Chambers
Craftinsure Supernova Travellers at Cardiff
© Cardiff Bay Yacht Club
Craftinsure Supernova Travellers at Cardiff
© Cardiff Bay Yacht Club
Craftinsure Supernova Travellers at Cardiff
© Cardiff Bay Yacht Club
Craftinsure Supernova Travellers at Cardiff
© Cardiff Bay Yacht Club
Craftinsure Supernova Travellers at Cardiff
© Cardiff Bay Yacht Club
Bolton Supernova Open
© Andrew Craig
Bolton Supernova Open
© Andrew Craig
Bolton Supernova Open
© Andrew Craig
Bolton Supernova Open
© Andrew Craig
Bolton Supernova Open
© Andrew Craig
Oops! in the Border Counties Midweek Series at Windsford Flash
© Brian Herring
Oops! in the Border Counties Midweek Series at Windsford Flash
© Brian Herring
Ready to gybe during the Border Counties Midweek Series at Windsford Flash
© Brian Herring
Bala Sailing Club Easter Regatta 2024
© John Hunter
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Sandra Starke
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Sandra Starke
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Debbie Degge
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Sandra Starke
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Debbie Degge
Matt Thursfield - Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Sandra Starke
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Sandra Starke
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Sandra Starke
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Sandra Starke
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Debbie Degge
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Debbie Degge
Craftinsure Supernova Open at Bartley
© Sandra Starke
Supernova Travellers at Cotswold
© Clive Maltby
Supernova Travellers at Cotswold
© Clive Maltby