Solo (dinghy)

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National Solo
SoloSailingLogo.png
Class Symbol
Current Specifications
Crew 1
Type Monohull
Construction Wood; GRP; Composite
LOA 3.78 m (12 ft 5 in)
Beam 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Draft 1.07 m (3 ft 6 in)
Hull weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Mast height 5.97 m (19 ft 7 in)
Mainsail area 8.36 m2 (90.0 sq ft)
D-PN 94.0[1]
RYA PN 1148[2]
Development
Year 1956
Designer Jack Holt

The National Solo class is a racing dinghy designed by Jack Holt in 1956. The Solo is sailed in the United Kingdom, Holland and Australia.

Originally designed in wood, competitive boats are now widely available in Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) or composite construction (FRP hull and wood deck) as well as wood.

2006 was the 50th anniversary of the design and the Class Association organised a series of events to celebrate.

  • Light, double-chined hull
  • Constructed from wood, GRP or composite (GRP hull, wooden decking)
  • Available as a kit, part-built or complete. Plans available from the RYA for a completely DIY boat
  • Keel stepped, stayed mast
  • Fully battened sail
  • Inward sloping decks for comfortable sitting out
  • Most boats have centre mainsheet, but aft sheeting permitted by class rules
  • A Very Active Class Association

RYA Clubs with large Solo fleets[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Centerboard Classes-Inactive". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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