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 many clubs 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.
Solos feature a fully battened sail, a keel stepped stayed mast and inward sloping decks for comfortable sitting out.
Grafham Water SC has one of the most active Solo fleets in the country with strong weekly race turnouts. Our members regularly achieve top 10 placings in National Solo events and new members will be made to feel welcome.
Check out the video by Chris Brown about Solo sailing at Grafham.