Hello I’m Steve Bishop, the Solo fleet captain.
We have a good number of Solo sailors at the club racing on a regular basis with a wide range of experiences. Anything you would like to ask me, feel free to come and speak to me.
Solo racing at Hunts SC
The solo fleet have their own start on the first race through spring/summer months. The Solos always have close competitive racing while having a laugh with each other while sailing around the course - we are a very friendly fleet that are always willing to help and give advice, and also welcoming anyone who wanting to join the Solos.
Solos hold a open meeting annually that welcomes all Solo sailors over the country to come together and race in a competitive and friendly manner. After racing, prizes are handed out to the top three sailors, plus a prize for first club boat.
We also have a few Solos who travel on the open meeting circuit and take part in Solo opens at different clubs.
Photos, results and write ups can be found on sailing club websites, the solo website, solo Facebook pages
The Solo class
The Solo class is a one design single handed sailing dinghy with choices of rig setup, including different stiffness masts; these range from the C sleeved mast which is ideal for light weight sailors, to the D+ mast ideal for the heavier weight sailors.
There are 5-6 boat builders nationawide who build wooden and FRP solos (foam sandwich mould).
Solo fleet captain