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


Sam Knight is our 2024 champ - second nationals win for him, both at Plas Heli

Winsford open

Reeve wins the 'drifter' at Winsford 

Upcoming Events

Craftinsure Supernova North and South Traveller Series

Aug 17th, Saturday, 2024

Burton SC is a well loved, nationally central venue, with good facilities and great water. Camping and open meeting meal deal (breakfast bap, lunch and all day hot drinks) is available by pre-registration (paid for on the day at registration confirmation in person).

Burton Sailing Club is looking forward to welcoming the Supernova Class and their friends and followers again for hopefully another fantastic racing event.


Venue: Burton

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Supernova Inland Championship 2024

Aug 31st, Saturday, 2024

Blithfield SC is the Location for the Supernova Inland Championship starting on Saturday 31st August 2024 to Sunday 1st September 2024.

Blithfield has a fabulous stretch of water in the Midlands with good access from most parts of the country.

A warm welcome and great facilities including Camping, galley and bar facilities will be available throughout the event.

Entry is limited to 70 boats and the entry fee includes camping.

Competitors should enter via the link below:

Entry Fee is £40 and this includes free camping and free tea and coffee for competitors throughout the event.

The club will be open from 1500hrs on Friday 30th August for early arrivals and a Friday night meal (including a vegan option) will be available.

Breakfast Baps will be available on Saturday and Sunday.

Lunch available on Saturday and lunchtime sanwiches available on Sunday.

Evening meal (including a vegan option) will be available for Saturday.

The Club contact is Doug Rankin: Supernova and General Fleet Captain at
[email protected]

Venue: Blithfield

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Craftinsure Supernova North & South Traveller Series Open

Sep 14th, Saturday, 2024

The first of the new season '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.

Free camping available on the Friday and Saturday nights.


Venue: Ogston

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Craftinsure Combined (North ans South) Supernova Traveller Series Open

Sep 29th, Sunday, 2024

Chelmarsh SC has an excellent stretch of water and is situated in glorious Shropshire; near to Bridgenorth and Ironbridge, not to be missed by any travellers wishing to see a beautiful part of England.

This event has been re-scheduled due to windy weather earlier in the year.

As it is a 2024 Traveller Open, the Traveller awarding has been moved to this re-scheduled date for 2024. (Traveller awards will be held at the Inlands in future years).

This event wll not count for the 2025 Traveller Series.

As well as really good water the club has excellent facilities and offers a welcome second to none.

Camping is available on-site for tents and campervans.

The entry fee includes breakfast and lunch, plus all day hot drinks.

Please sign on for this event using the link below: 

Venue: Chelmarsh

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Supernova Southern Series Training Event

Oct 12th, Saturday, 2024

A Supernova Training Event with camping and Saturady night social.

The training will be led by Alistair Goodwin, the 2021 and 2023 Supernova National Champion.

Details to follow:

Venue: Haversham

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Craftinsure Supernova Southern Traveller Series Open

Oct 13th, Sunday, 2024

Haversham SC is a Southern Series Event, it is well placed and also counts, as do all Supernova Traveller Opens, towards the overall Traveller Series Championship results. So all are welcome to enjoy the cosy water, warm welcome and ample bar, galley and club facilities.

A social event is planned before the Traveller event on Saturday night. Food and hot drinks will be available at lunchtime and also from 0800 for the early arrivals. Camping on site is available the night before the event and can be booked on the entry form.


Venue: Haversham

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Oct 26th, Saturday, 2024

The Supernovas are back at Bowmoor to add to  the 2025 New Traveller Series. It’s a great inland venue with excellent facilities for both sailors and spectators.

Bowmoor will provide a highly experienced race team and local sailors at every level of experience, ensuring visitors will find somebody to race against. Free on site camping is available for those brave enough. (Please notify in advance).

For the 2025 season onwards, post Inlands events are defacto part of the following years Traveller Series.

Camping and Motorhome spaces are usually available by booking at registration.

Venue: Bowmoor

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