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 and stayed mast. It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles. It is now built by Hartley Boats in Derby.

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 and stayed mast. It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles. It is now built by Hartley Boats in Derby.

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 and stayed mast. It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles. It is now built by Hartley Boats in Derby.

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 and stayed mast. It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles. It is now built by Hartley Boats in Derby.

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 and stayed mast. It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles. It is now built by Hartley Boats in Derby.

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 and stayed mast. It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles. It is now built by Hartley Boats in Derby.

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 and stayed mast. It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles. It is now built by Hartley Boats in Derby.

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2020 Nationals now open!

Entry is open for 2020 nationals - early bird package ends 1 March 2020.

2019 Nationals Top 10 Settings & Tips

Well here it is, all the information, advice thoughts and tips from this years Supernova National Championships Top 10 Sailors. Including a bonus track from Cliff Milliner our 2019 National Champion. Please login to the website to access this great article, yet another great reason to join the association.

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Upcoming Events

Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Dec 31st, Tuesday, 2019

The Traveller Series and 2020 Event Calendar is now live and published.

2019 was a vintage year for the Supernova Class, with so many great event venues and good turnouts at the best of them.

Next year the emphasis is on keeping the most popular venues so there are fewer but bigger events, so we hope to see even more Supernova sailors on the Noble Marine Traveller circuit in 2020 with generally better event turnouts.

Many thanks to the engagement of some of our existing and, new to the class, top flight sailors, the Noble Marine Traveller Series is gaining recognition as a high quality, prestigious Championship of growing significance.

The Events Calendar 2020 is complete, and the exciting program, which includes a Sea Championship at Exe SC with sea race coaching, is now live on the website.

 

Venue: Various

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Winter Championships 2020

Feb 22nd, Saturday, 2020

2020 Supernova dinghy class racing begins here; at one of the best events in the year, at one of the best sailing clubs in the UK. Lots of prizes, top class racing for all, great food (including bacon butties after registration), and the bar will be open after the event for prize giving.

Venue: Bowmoor

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Mar 14th, Saturday, 2020

The 2020 Noble Marine Traveller Series sets sail on the 14th March at Cotswold Sailing Club.

A great venue and the home club of Cliff (how many? ) Milliner, 2019 (etc) National Champion, and Gavin Young, 2019 Traveller Series Champion, and so there could be some fantastic competition to be had here, if you dare challenge for it!

Last year we had 34 boats and this year the Superati, so keen for a serious test of top flight sailing skill, will no doubt make it even better, so let's hope the forecast is good.

Bring your own Apres Sail poisons but be assured, the welcome, food and refreshment at the club, will be second to none.

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 Cliff_Milliner@hotmail.com

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!

My Digs are booked; can't wait to see you all there.

Venue: Cotswold

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Apr 4th, Saturday, 2020

The first day of the Noble Marine Travellers Trophy 'Southern Blast' this year again takes place at the well equipped and historic South Eastern venue of Bough Beech SC.

Many visitors were blown away by the picturesque approach to this magnificent sailing lake in 2019; and even more impressed by the club's excellent facilities and fabulous sailing water.

The Supernovas are just one fleet of many major classes to be hosted at this iconic club in 2020.

Both the history of the club and expertise of the hosting team and the warm welcome at Bough Beech SC guarantees this event is well worth a visit from all the Supernova travelling fleet.

It is also an ideal base camp for an epic sail racing weekend offering camping on the Friday evening and Saturday night, before the leg up to Bartley SC in the South Midlands on Sunday morning.

To ensure access and book your pitch please contact Chris Watts at chris.watts14@btopenworld.com

Venue: Bough Beech

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Apr 5th, Sunday, 2020

The second day of the Noble Marine Traveller Series 'Southern Blast' 2020 returns to Bartley SC's big pot in the South Midlands.

And we will be welcomed by their big local fleet and great facilities, as well as many Supernova Class legends like Mike Gibson, and the Hawley brothers.

Always a great turnout, friendly welcome, good food and refreshments and fantastic top competitive sailing;

See you all there :-)

Venue: Bartley

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Apr 25th, Saturday, 2020

The Hunts SC Noble Marine Traveller Series Open is a firm favourite of many and generally enjoys a very competitive turnout. Camping is available Friday evening; See the NOR for event and contact details.

The St Ives area is well worth exploring for those in the fleet interested in making the most of the Apres Sailing opportunities available.

Camping is also available from Friday evening. Jon Pebody will be arranging access so please contact him to let him know you are coming  jon@pebody.co.uk

Venue: Hunts

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Pre Sea Championship Training

May 15th, Friday, 2020

Alaistair Goodwin, assisted by Alex Horlock, has signed up to lead our much requested sea sailing coaching session 2020.

These guys are top sailors and are very willing to pass on the magic; you just need to be there to ask the right questions :-D

Optimum arrival (the pm on the Thursday ideally) and start times will appear here in good time.

Venue: Exe

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Supernova Dinghy Sea Championships

May 16th, Saturday, 2020

Exmouth Sc is a fantastic venue for the Supernova Sea Champs; being beautifully picturesque, homely, cosy, compact and welcoming, and yet, an epic expansive and professional venue for sporting sailing events.

More details to assist your campaign will appear here in good time, but earmark this one now and book your digs early, as sailing memories from Exmouth will last.

Venue: Exe

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Jun 6th, Saturday, 2020

The first of the Peaks Double 2020 Traveller is hosted at the picturesque Combs Sailing Club.

The club launched 9 boats into the 21 boat strong fleet in 2019, providing epic heavy wind competition, in which the top local sailors gave a good account, although Gavin Young came through on top. 

The local area is visually stunning and beautiful and rewards those willing to explore. 

Althogether a 'too good to miss' venue.

Camping is available at Combs on the Friday evening and Saturday night, so kindly providing the camping base for the whole weekend for travellers.

Competitors wishing to camp on Friday night should check back here in due course to discover how to arrange an access time.

The club will be providing catering on Saturday morning and Lunch.

The club does not have bar facilities but the Beehive pub, just a short walk to nearby Combs is recommended for drinks and evening meals and was really well appreciated by our members in 2019.

Venue: Combs

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Jun 7th, Sunday, 2020

Day 2 of The Peaks Double is a short hop from Combs SC. 

Carsington Water is a fabulous expansive lake, which combines with the top class facilities to guarantee fabulous competition and a great turnout, with 27 boats in 2019.

And thanks to Comb SC's friendly base welcome, it will hopefully be an even bigger event this year. 

Venue: Carsington

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Jun 20th, Saturday, 2020

Please check out the 2019 LLangorse SC Traveller report and then you will no doubt sign up to the 2020 event!

The club and the locale has everything you could be looking for for a fantastic weekend away sailing.

It is quite accessible as well as offering some of the best Apres Sailing on the circuit in terms of natural beauty, evening meal venues and spectacular hilly walks.

Contact and access details will appear here in due course.

Venue: Llangorse

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National Championship 2020

Jul 3rd, Friday, 2020

The last Supernova Nationals at Plas Heli took place in 2018 and the venue was fantastic.

Lots of the fleet really enjoyed it so 2020 should be an epic turnout and event.

More details will appear here in due course.

Venue: Plas Heli, Welsh National Sailing Centre

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Jul 25th, Saturday, 2020

The Travelling Supernova Fleet decends on the fabulous Bowmoor SC for Friday training and a very good chance of a big fleet turnout.

Early arrival camping is available by prior arrangement from 4pm onwards on Thursday 23rd (for those wanting to be on site for the informal Class training day on the 24th) - please contact Brian Smith at brian.e.smith@hotmail.com or Pete Bingham (Class Secretary) using Info@supernovadinghy.org, if you plan to stay overnight. Please let the club reps know so that the locked access gate can be opened for you.

The club will be open for morning arrivals for the training day from 9.00am on Friday 24th.

Venue: Bowmoor

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Class Coaching

Aug 14th, Friday, 2020

Inland pot sail training has been organised in 2020 to be held at Girton SC, one of the trickiest venues on the Supernova circuit.

We all know, and respect that sea sailing is the pinnacle of our sport; however, 13 of the 15 2020 venues are Inland lakes.

So Alistair Goodwin has agreed to coach the fleet in the dark arts of inland Lake sailing.

This is just as well because the fleet moves on to Attenborough SC on the Sunday.

More on Attenborough in their event teaser but suffice to say, It is the utmost inland challenge!

Venue: Girton

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Aug 15th, Saturday, 2020

The Midlands Double first cut takes place at Girton Sailing Club. 

A warm welcome and good competition is assured at this unusually shaped and challenging lake.

The racing support team at Girton are passionate about our sport, so those in the fleet who make the effort are sure to enjoy themselves. Camping is available for free (included in the event fees) on site from the evening of Thursday 13th onwards.

Supernova sailors arriving for the Friday training are welcome to take part in the club Friday night Pursuit race sailing, which may help in familiarizing keen sailors with the Girton wind shifts.

Contact supernovatonyb@gmail.com for access etc.

 

Venue: Girton

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Aug 16th, Sunday, 2020

The Midlands Double 2nd event takes place at Attenborough SC, which is home to Nottinghamshire's biggest travelling Supernova fleet 2019!

It is a fabulously challenging venue with possibly the most interesting courses 'around the islands' on the circuit.

The local Supernova sailors always combine with travellers near and far for a good turnout.

Brand new well appointed club house facilities are available on site.

 

Although on site camping is NOT available a buffet lunch and very friendly welcome is generally included in modest entry fee.

 

Venue: Attenborough

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Inland Championship 2019

Sep 5th, Saturday, 2020

The Inlands 2020 is at the 230 acre Formark Resevoir, home to the well equipped Burton Sailing Club.

The easily accessed central South Derbyshire location will provide an ideal venue for Supernova sailors from all over the UK and camping and campervan parking will be available from the preceding Friday onwards.

Access arrangement details will appear here nearer to the event date.

Venue: Burton

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Sep 26th, Saturday, 2020

Bolton SC.

If you've never been you are missing out on picturesque and epic scenery.

As well as one of our biggest Supernova fleets, Bolton SC has a fantastic and windy stretch of water, including the sometimes testing navigation of 'Bird Island'.

Always welcoming and guaranteed competitive racing, there is no better reason to head up North than to treat yourself to this event.

Camping is available from Friday evening, and bar and galley services will be available.

Any queries; the fleet captain can be contacted by email : wickyfrank@yahoo.co.uk 

Venue: Bolton

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Noble Marine Travellers Trophy (TT)

Oct 17th, Saturday, 2020

It's the last event of the season again! Last chance to make an impact on the Traveller series in 2020.

A great club with good facilities right in the middle of the country. There should be a great turnout!

Venue: Haversham

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