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

Gold Fleet List Update

The Gold fleet list has been updated for the 2023 season. It now includes performance scoring from the 2022 Travellers series (both North and South series). You can view the list here.

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

Upcoming Events

Supernova Winter Championship

Feb 25th, Saturday, 2023

The Supernova 2023 sailing season starts at the classic Bowmoor SC.

With the club's large open water and excellent facilities, it is just the weather Gods needed to ensure a fabulous event.

 

Venue: Bowmoor

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CraftInsure Traveller Southern Series Open 2023

Mar 11th, Saturday, 2023

The 2023 CraftInsure Traveller Southern Series begins on Saturday 11th March at Cotswold Sailing Club.

Cotswold is a great venue and the home club of the top 3 placed winning team at the 2022 Inland Nationals, so top competition is guaranteed.

Bring your own beverages if anything stronger than tea and coffee is required but be assured, the welcome, food and refreshment at the club, will be excellent.

The club can be open for Friday night campervan and camping / boat drop off arrivals; please direct your access queries to: Cliff Milliner 07899 940872, [email protected]

The club is 10 minutes away from The Cotswolds so consider combining a top sailing event with sight-seeing in one of the UKs most picturesque locations. Cirencester is a wonderful local town, well worth visiting by day or night!

Venue: Cotswold

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Craftinsure Traveller Combined Event (Northern and Southern) Series Open 2023

Mar 26th, Sunday, 2023

The first Craftinsure combined Traveller Series Event of 2023 (In both the North and South Series) is at one of the core class clubs, Bartley SC.

Bartley SC hosts one of the largest fleets of the Supernova Class and both the Northern and Southern Traveller Series Champions 2022 are based here, 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.

Venue: Bartley

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Craftinsure Traveller Combined Event (Northern and Southern) Training 2023

Apr 14th, Friday, 2023

The Combined (Northern and Southern) Supernova Class coaching event at Chelmarsh SC will be coached by RYA Class Coach, Andy Kerr (TBC) on Friday 14th April 2023. Camping and catering are available on site (TBC).

Venue: Chelmarsh

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Craftinsure Traveller Combined Event (Northern and Southern) Series Open 2023

Apr 15th, Saturday, 2023

Chelmarsh SC is home to Matt Thursfield, the 2022 Supernova National Champion, as well as a strong and growing Supernova fleet.

The club 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.

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

 

Venue: Chelmarsh

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CraftInsure Traveller Northern Series Open 2023

May 20th, Saturday, 2023

Attenborough SC hosts the years first Craftinsure Northern Traveller Series Open on Saturday 29th April 2023.

The club boasts one of the Midlands biggest fleets and shiftiest 'round the island' lakes, which is always a great, fun challenge.

Great facilities and a warm welcome always await the competitors.

Venue: Attenborough

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CraftInsure Southern Traveller Series Open 2023

Jun 3rd, Saturday, 2023

Cardiff Bay YC are hosts for an inaugural Supernova Southern Traveller Open on Saturday 3rd June 2023 on their none tidal inland lake. This is an historic club, with fabulous facilities and a local Supernova fleet keen to engage with the Traveller fleet.

As the club is in the centre of the capital city, it is an ideal venue to bring your family for shops, restaurants, castle tours, museums, picturesque walks etc etc.

Venue: Cardiff Bay

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CraftInsure Northern Traveller Series Open 2023

Jun 17th, Saturday, 2023

Winsford Flash SC has a strong and growing Supernova fleet, and enjoyed a 17 boat turnout at the inaugural event in 2022. Several members of the home fleet are actively engaged in the Traveller Series.

The club has a 90 Acre lake and is situated in the 'Cheshire Broads' so is an ideal challenge for inland sailors.

Camping for vans and tents is available on site.

Galley, bar and full shower and changing facilities will be available.

The club facilities are to a very good standard, and the club is experienced in hosting vibrant fleet open meetings.

Venue: Winsford Flash

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The Hartley Boats Supernova National Championships

Jun 30th, Friday, 2023

The Supernova Nationals 2023 return to the ever popular South Coast riviera venue.

The club traditionally uses 'The Green' for boat and trailor storage, which is just 50-100 metres from the Tor bay launching area. Parking for campervans is on Eastern Esplanade, adjacent to The Green.

There are many wonderful South Coast places to visit, like Torquay, Brixham and Dartmouth.

Venue: Paignton

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Craftinsure Northern Traveller Series Event Training 2023

Jul 15th, Saturday, 2023

The Northern Traveller Series Training event has been designed as a whole weekend 'Training, Social and Racing Getaway Break'.

Girton Sailing Club will welcome campers and campervans FOC from Friday pm onwards.

There is plenty of room for all, and the club offers electrical hookups, galley and bar facilities throughout the event weekend.

Training is on the Saturday, coached by Alistair Goodwin, an RYA Racing Dinghy Coach and the Supernova National Champion 2021.

Visitors are welcome to join in club Pursuit Racing on Friday evening, training on Saturday is to be followed by an all evening social, and the Northern Traveller Series event is scheduled for the Sunday.

The training itinerary will be published nearer the event.

Venue: Girton

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CraftInsure Northern Traveller Series Open 2023

Jul 16th, Sunday, 2023

Girton Sailing Club is the host for a whole weekend 'Training, Social and Racing Getaway Break'.

GSC has a keen travelling and growing Supernova fleet.

Girton Sailing Club will welcome campers and campervans FOC from Friday pm onwards.

There is plenty of room for all, and the club offers electrical hookups, galley and bar facilities throuout the event weekend.

Training is on the Saturday; visitors are welcome to join in club Pursuit Racing on Friday evening, training on Saturday to be followed by an all evening social, and the Northern Traveller Series event is scheduled for the Sunday 16th July.

Venue: Girton

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Craftinsure Traveller Combined Event (Northern and Southern) Series Open2023

Jul 29th, Saturday, 2023

Blithfield SC is the Location for the 3rd Combined Traveller Series event on Saturday 29th July 2023. Blithfield has a fabulous stretch of water in the Midlands with good access from most parts of the country.

Camping, galley and bar facilities will be available.

Venue: Blithfield

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Craftinsure Traveller Combined Event (Northern and Southern) Training 2023

Aug 11th, Friday, 2023

Burton SC host the second Supernova combined Traveller Series Training Event on Friday11th August 2023.

Coach TBC, along with all access and facilities details to follow.

Venue: Burton

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Craftinsure Traveller Combined (Northern and Southern) Series Open 2023

Aug 12th, Saturday, 2023

Burton SC is a well loved, nationally central venue, with good facilities and great water.

Camping and other facility details to follow.

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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the Hartley Boats Supernova Inland National Championship

Sep 2nd, Saturday, 2023

The inaugural Grafham Water SC Supernova Inland National Championships is to be held on Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd September 2023.

The Supernova has grown into one of the premier UK national single handed dinghy racing classes, and Iain Barlow, supported by the class and committee has arranged an Inlands Championship in alignment with the ongoing successful status and growth of our fleet over recent years.

The venue is iconic, and offers the best of race management and facilities in all areas.

Advance booking details to follow.

 

Venue: Grafham Water

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Craftinsure Traveller Combined (Northern and Southern) Series Open 2023

Sep 16th, Saturday, 2023

The final and 5th '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..

Venue: Ogston

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CraftInsure Traveller Northern Series Open 2023

Sep 30th, Saturday, 2023

Bolton SC is a jewel of the North, out in the wilds above the city, set on Belmont Resevoir. Natural beauty abounds; club history surrounds, the local welcome is simply wonderful. But these guys can race, so the very large local Supernova fleet (2nd largest in the UK) will provide fantastic competitive sailing on epic water.

Venue: Bolton

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CraftInsure Traveller Southern Series Open 2023

Oct 14th, Saturday, 2023

Haversham SC hosts the penultimate Supernova Open Event of 2023. It is a Southern Series event, but it 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.

Venue: Haversham

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CraftInsure Southern Traveller Series Open 2023

Nov 4th, Saturday, 2023

Please Note, The re-scheduling of this event

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.

Venue: Bowmoor

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