Solo – The Boat that is perfect for older sailors

The Solo is a boat that was designed for middle-end men and women who can get around in a reasonable fashion, but can’t hike out such as the younger generation in toppers and laser classes.

To step back  a bit and provide some historic information on the solo, the national Solo is a classic, one-design, single handed dinghy which still has it’s original design made in boat manufacturing complexes today. It was originally designed by Jack Holt, a well renowned sailor and solo class who came across the idea of the boat design when he was sailing in a less ergonomic type of dinghy called a mirror. Fortunately however, Jack designed the solo in 1956 and to this very day the Solo continues remains a popular dinghy in a variety of sailing events up and down the country and it is continued to be sailed in at many clubs in the UK, Holland and Australia.