The only way to sail in style!

The Supernova is a "one design" single handed sailing dinghy of 4.3 metres length with an 8 square metre fully-battened mylar sail ...

The only way to sail in style!

... It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles (Mk 1). After a redesign by Hartley Boats and Phil Morrison, the Supernova became stiffer as the Mark 2 with better flared hull and open transom ...

The only way to sail in style!

 ... Is is now built in epoxy (Mk2e) and is a stunning and popular boat, with a roomier and drier cockpit than a Laser.

The only way to sail in style!

The Class Association celebrated 25 years in 2021 and has a growing membership of active Supernova enthusiasts.

The only way to sail in style!

The Supernova class are very friendly, welcoming and helpful, a great family but a very competitive fleet.

Did you know the first supernova Sail Number 357 is still sailing. This boat came 4th in the 2016 Nationals at Llandudno!

Our events are very popular - we get over 120 entries for our National Championships. Also we now have both North and South Open events, with combined competition in the Midlands.

The ideal weight range is between 60 and 90kgs. It's easy to sail and righting the boat after a capsize is a breeze. We also have a small sail for those extra windy days.

Did you know that the Supernova suits both recreational and racing sailors. Although a 'one design' boat, you can upgrade 'non-major' components to suit your own preferences.

Our Class membership fees are great value at only £15 per year. You can join on this website and you don't even need to own a Supernova!

The hull shape gives you a stable but exciting ride, the side-decks are comfortable, tacking and gybing is easy. On the plane, the Supernova is even more exciting Smile

The only way to sail in style!

The Association offers free training at our Training days. You can also pick up free hints and tips on this website.

Latest news

2022 Nationals Top 10 Article

I am excited to announce that I have now completed this years Nationals Top 10 Advise and Tips article. Thank you again to everyone that contributed, I know our members really appreciate you sharing your thoughts and tips, its another great example of the classes inclusivenss and drive to give everyone the opportunity to learn and improve. It is a large article filled with plenty of great thoughts, advise and tips, so grab yourself a large cuppa and sit down somewhere quiet, happy readingCool

Read the Article here

Nationals Update

This year's national event pack and the event NOR/SI are now available to download via the "Event Information" subpage. Please be aware that paper copies will not be provided so you may want to print copies prior to the event. 

There are still a few campervan spaces available at the centre. If you want to book one please contact Plas Heli directly or book via their website. 

Upcoming Events

CraftinsureTraveller Combined Event (Northern and Southern) Series 2022

Oct 1st, Saturday, 2022

The final 'joined at the hip' combined Northern and Southern Traveller event will be held at Ogston SC.

This iconic water has all the facilities and Open Meeting expertise to ensure a fabulous event..

Galley and on-site camping details are below.


Campers are permitted on site. There is no charge for camping, but it must be booked in advance, please contact via to arrange.

Dogs are allowed on site but only under close supervision.

Food will be available throughout the weekend. Breakfast on Saturday morning can be purchased from the galley, as can lunch. An evening meal will be available on the Friday and Saturday nights but must be ordered in advance via the club website.

Directions to Ogston Sailing Club, and other information are available on the Club website:

Venue: Ogston

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Craftinsure Traveller Southern Series 2022 Class Coaching (Open to all Class members)

Oct 14th, Friday, 2022

Southern Series Class Coaching (open to all class members)

2021 Supernova Class National Champion and RYA Class Coach, Alistair Goodwin, will lead the coaching.


Venue: Haversham

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CraftInsure Traveller Southern Series 2022

Oct 15th, Saturday, 2022

Haversham SC hosts a classic Supernova South Midlands Open Event, and all are welcome to enjoy the cosy water, warm welcome and ample ber, galley and club facilities.

Venue: Haversham

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Craftinsure Traveller Southern Series 2022

Oct 22nd, Saturday, 2022

Always a popular event, in the Cotswolds and convenient for a mini-break. Bring the whole family and camp or motorhome in the club grounds next to the lake.

Sailing and camping must be pre-booked on the website.

Excellent facilities are all available.

Bowmoor has a strong home fleet of approximately 16 Supernovas and so a good local turnout is likely.

Venue: Bowmoor

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Craftinsure Traveller Northern Series 2022

Dec 31st, Saturday, 2022



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CraftInsure Traveller Southern Series 2022

Dec 31st, Saturday, 2022



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