The primary objectives of the Class Association are to promote racing in Solos and to stimulate single handed sailing.

The Association is represented at Boat Shows and Exhibitions, major events involving inter-class competition and is generally involved in the promotion of the Class. It is through the Association that the RYA receives recommendations for changes to the Class Rules when these are necessary.

The Class Rules are framed to ensure that in hull form, hull weight, spars and sail plan the boats are as nearly alike as possible. There is, however, considerable latitude in the manner in which the sail may be controlled and and sheeted to suit the helmsmans personal preference. The Rules also allow self-bailers, transom ports and toe straps.

Members receive a Fixture List and Newsletters. They have a say in the running of their Class and the Association represents their interests. The Association also arranges Championships and team events and liaises with overseas Solo Associations. Membership is not obligatory (except in competing in Championship events) but the extremely high proportion of Solo owners who belong to the Association is a reflection of the high regard they have for the boat.

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