The Solo Fleet at Papercourt is one of the largest at any club in the world with about 60 boats, which means that on race days there is always a good turnout taking to the water. This leads to some great competition at all levels, plus the opportunity for training for more novice sailors in the class.
We have a real cross section of sailors from those travelling on the circuit and nationals, often with a rich and successful racing background, to those taking up the sport at a later stage and learning the ropes (!). Whatever your experience you will find your place in the Solo fleet and find people of similar abilities to sail against.
Taking on the ethos of helping everyone; during the summer, from April through to September (light permitting); we run our own training and race sessions each Thursday evening starting at 18.30, followed after by a debrief session at a local hostelry. In the winter months we again run a similar session on each Saturday afternoon starting at 13.30.
At Papercourt the Solo helms receive an email newsletter to keep them up to date with news, results, events and items for sail etc. If you would like to go on the mailing list contact Jonathan Otter (details in the box to the right).
The Solo fleet really enjoy their sailing and get great satisfaction from their Solo dinghies. If you would like to join us, please contact Jonathan Otter.
At the Solo fleet’s recent AGM, retiring fleet captain, Andrew Boyce, was praised for his work in ensuring the fleet is in strong shape, both at home and on the UK open meeting and championship circuit. Andrew’s contribution has been recognised by the Solo national class association. Read about it here.