National Solo Class Association


Welcome to National Solo Class Association, representing one of the most popular single handed racing dinghies in the UK. Designed by Jack Holt in 1956 and stronger than ever, with very competitive fleets across the UK, Holland and Portugal and emerging fleets in Ireland and France.

60-80 Solos attend the Super Series events, not to mention over 1,000 Solos racing at regional level with events the length and breadth of the Country.  

We look forward to 2022 with an exciting programs of regional and national events. 

Look forward to seeing you on the water!

Class President Patrick Burns.

The National Solo is a classic, one-design, single handed dinghy. Designed by Jack Holt in 1956,the Solo remains a popular dinghy, sailed at manyclubs in the UK, Holland and Australia.

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

  • Light, double-chined hull

  • Constructed from wood, GRP or composite (GRP hull, wooden decking)

  • 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

  • Nationwide Open Meeting circuit

  • Events held in the UK, Holland and other EU Counties.

  • National Inland Water Championship held annually in the UK