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

Rudder Winglets Modification

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a great summer and are now enjoy some autumn sailing. I have been meaning to post this article for a while to introduce you all to the "Rudder Winglet" that was initially introduced by Matt Biggs at the 2020 inlands.  The Winglets are a class legal modification and may help to prevent rubber caviation that some of us experience in certain conditions when its a bit windier.  Take a look and see if its something you fancy giving a try - Just Click Here

I am still working on the Nationals top 10 article - keep an eye out as it should be coming soon!!!!

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

Upcoming Events

Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Oct 30th, Saturday, 2021

The Hunts SC Noble Marine Traveller Series Open follows on from the Haversham SC Open this year; re-scheduled due to early year Covid issues..

This is day one of the South Eastern Double and the camping base for both.

This popular South Eastern event is a firm favourite of many and generally enjoys a competitive turnout. Camping is available for early arrivals and boat drop off on Friday evening; See the NOR for event and contact details.

 If possible print off the entry form, fill it in and bring it with you; pay on the day.

Venue: Hunts

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Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Oct 31st, Sunday, 2021

The second day of the Noble Marine Travellers Trophey South Eastern finale this year takes place at the well equipped and historic South Eastern venue of Bough Beech SC.

The Supernovas are just one fleet of many classes to be hosted at this iconic club in 2021.

Both the history of the club and expertise of the hosting team at Bough Beech SC guarantees this event is well worth a visit from all the Supernova travellers, even though we will be sailing with the regular Sunday menagerie fleet.

The club will be open on Sunday Morning but if Saturday evening access is required for boat drop off or campervan (only) camping please contact Richard Lambert at

Venue: Bough Beech

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Noble Marine Traveller Series 2021

Dec 1st, Wednesday, 2021


Venue: Various

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