Solo - In Brief

MadforSailing takes a quick look at the Solo
Classic single-hander, designed by Jack Holt in 1956, that has remained very popular in the UK, Holland and Australia. The fully battened sail is quite powerful but the comfortable cockpit layout and simple controls have ensured its popularity with a wide range of crew weights. A double-chined hull design available in plywood, GRP or composite construction. The mast is stayed with center-main sheeting and the cockpit provides relatively pleasant hiking. The class association organizes a very full UK open circuit and there is a close relationship with the Dutch association. Photo by Steve Arkley Builders Steve Boon Racing Dinghies Lavender Cottage Barthomley Nr. Crewe Cheshire CW2 5PG Tel: 01270 872174 email: Butler Boats The Boat House Brough Haven Brough East Yorkshire HU15 1ED Tel: 01482 669848 Samuel Duffin 2a Manderson Street Belfast BT4 1HY Tel: 01232 457381 Gosling Dinghy Craft Barnes Sturges Hatway Lane Nr. Sidbury Sidmouth Tel: 01395 597603 Gerry Ledger "Teglan" Ongar Road Stondon Massey Brentwood Essex CM15 0EQ Tel: 01227 821163 email: Andy Miles The Holt Orchard Close Rushwick Worcester WR2 5TH Purple Sails & Marine Unit 6 Kettlebrook Road Tamworth Staffordshire B77 1AG Tel: 01827 66677 Severn Sailboats 3 Teme Road Tollandine Road, Worcester Tel: 01905 22469 Tony Thresher 93 Eaton Road Appleton Abingdon Oxon OX13 5JJ Tel: 01865 863595 Barry Whipp 34 Smawthorne Lane Castleford West Yorkshire WF10 4EN Tel: 01977 550627