About National Solo Class Association

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