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 cockpit than a laser.

The only way to sail in style!

The Class Association celebrates 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.

The only way to sail in style!

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

The only way to sail in style!

Our events are very popular - this year we have 130 entries for our National Championships at Plymouth.

The only way to sail in style!

The ideal weight range is between 60 and 90kgs. It's easy to sail and righting the boat after a capsize is a breeze.

The only way to sail in style!

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 preferences.

The only way to sail in style!

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 only way to sail in style!

The hull shape gives you a stable but exciting ride, the side-decks are comfortable, tacking and gybing is easy

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

A Guide to Sea Sailing

Hi all, probably the most important tips to get you prepared for the main event of the year "A Guide to Sea Sailing". This article has been produced using all the information and video links provided by Alistair Goodwin for the cancelled Exmouth training event, subsequently held as a virtiual session, thank you Alistair.  its a must read for everyone, upwind, downwind, tacking, gybing, gate starts...its all there.

See the latest article on the technical page - Latest Tips, Or Click Here

Gav's Top Tips 'Raked Rudder Blade Position'

Hi all, another tip to get you prepared for the the main event of the year "Raked Rudder blade Position", this article explains why we have been raking the rudder blade forwards and how to set it up if you want to do the same.

See the latest article on the technical page - MK1 & MK2 Modifications/General Modifications, Or Click Here

Upcoming Events

Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Jun 20th, Sunday, 2021

Bartley SC hosts one of the largest core fleets of the Supernova Class and so the turnouts and competion are always top drawer..

The large water allows classic courses and the club is very accessible from the M5 and M42.

The club also has excellent galley and club house facilities.

Many Thanks to the Sailing Captain and committee for a short notice re-arrange after Covid 19 issues with the original date.

Venue: Bartley

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Supernova National Championship

Jul 2nd, Friday, 2021

The Supernova Champs 2021 are at Plymouth

Venue: Plymouth YC

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Supernova National Championship

Jul 3rd, Saturday, 2021

The Supernova Champs  second day 2021 are at Plymouth

Venue: Plymouth YC

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Supernova National Championship

Jul 4th, Sunday, 2021

Venue: Plymouth YC

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Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Jul 10th, Saturday, 2021

The re-scheduled Carsington SC Noble Marine Traveller Series Open will take place on Saturday 10th July.

The club have kindly extended free entry to those who have already paid the the abandoned event of 6th June.

Please see the revised NOR (arriving shortly) for more details but pre-booking for new entries is required at:

Carsington SC Traveller Series Booking

Venue: Carsington

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Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Jul 24th, Saturday, 2021

Venue: Bowmoor

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Training Event - Pre-Inlands

Aug 13th, Friday, 2021

Venue: Girton

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Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Aug 14th, Saturday, 2021

Day 1 of the Est Midlands Double

Venue: Girton

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Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Aug 15th, Sunday, 2021

Day 2 of the East Midlands Double

Venue: Attenborough

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Supernova Inland Championship

Sep 4th, Saturday, 2021

Day 1 of the Inlands 2021 at Burton SC

Venue: Burton

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Supernova Inland Championship

Sep 5th, Sunday, 2021

Day 2 of the Inlands

Venue: Burton

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Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Sep 25th, Saturday, 2021

The Bolton Sc Traveller Open

Venue: Bolton

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Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Oct 16th, Saturday, 2021

The final Supernova Traveller Series event of the year.

Venue: Haversham

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Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Oct 30th, Saturday, 2021

The proposed re-scheduled Hunts SC Traveller Series Open, and the first day of the South East double (TBC)

Venue: Hunts

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Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Oct 31st, Sunday, 2021

The proposed re-schedulded Bough Beech Traveller Series Open and day 2 of the South East double (TBC).

Venue: Bough Beech

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