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

Nationals Update

This year's national event pack and the event NOR/SI are now available to download via the "Event Information" subpage. Please be aware that paper copies will not be provided so you may want to print copies prior to the event. 

There are still a few campervan spaces available at the centre. If you want to book one please contact Plas Heli directly or book via their website. 

Craftinsure Supports The Supernova in 2022

We're proud and very excited to announce our new Class supporter for 2022 - Craftinsure! Craftinsure's very generous support will allow us to put on our free class training events (one for the northern and southern circuits each!) and to improve the travellers series prizes for the 2022 circuits. 

Please show your support to both Craftinsure and the class by exploring them as an insurance provider at your next renewal.

Upcoming Events

Craftinsure Traveller Combined Event (Northern and Southern) Series 2022

Aug 13th, Saturday, 2022

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

Registration is on the day but pre-registration by Midnight Thursday 11th is requested.

The entry form is available at:


Entry fee is £15 per boat.


Camping is available for Friday night by request; Tel: 01283 807822, Email:


Galley services will be operating and a 'Meal Deal' is available including breakfast bap, lunch roll or pasty and hot drinks all day for £7 per person ideally please pre-book on the entry form via the link above.

The bar will open after sailing.

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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Inland Championship

Sep 3rd, Saturday, 2022

Blithfield SC is the Location for the 2022 Supernova Inland Nationals; a fabulous stretch of water in the Midlands with good access from most parts of the country.

The entry fee is £40 and

on-line entry is required by 23:00, 31st August 2022 at:

Note: Minors – all competitors under the age of 18 years at the time of the event must complete a parental declaration, signed by their parent or guardian, prior to competing.
All competitors should report to the Registration Desk between 09:00 and 11:00 on Saturday 3rd September 2022, prior to launching.

Camping is available on the camping field behind the clubhouse for campervans and tents from 1500 on Friday 2nd September. This area is also to be used for parking and boat trailor storage during the event, in order to ensure normal emergency access is maintained to the clubhouse and sailing area.

Galley and bar services will be available from Friday evening onwards, including free tea and coffee making facilities throughout the event for competitors. Please see the NOR below for ordering requirements for brealkfasts, lunches and evening meals.

The Club contact is Alastair Reid, Supernova Fleet Captain

Venue: Blithfield

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Craftinsure Traveller Northern Series 2022

Sep 17th, Saturday, 2022

Attenborough SC is home to Nottinghamshire's biggest travelling Supernova fleet.

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.

New, well appointed club house facilities are available on site.


On site camping is available on requests; galley and bar services, plus a very friendly welcome is generally included.

Venue: Attenborough

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CraftinsureTraveller Combined Event (Northern and Southern) Series 2022

Oct 1st, Saturday, 2022

The final '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 experience available.

Galley, Bar, on-site camping etc. all will be announced here in due course.

Venue: Ogston

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Craftinsure Traveller Southern Series 2022 Class Coaching (Open to all Class members)

Oct 14th, Friday, 2022

Southern Series Class Coaching (open to all class members)

2021 Supernova Class National Champion and RYA Class Coach, Alistair Goodwin, will lead the coaching.


Venue: Haversham

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CraftInsure Traveller Southern Series 2022

Oct 15th, Saturday, 2022

Haversham SC hosts a classic Supernova South Midlands Open Event, and all are welcome to enjoy the cosy water, warm welcome and ample ber, galley and club facilities.

Venue: Haversham

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Craftinsure Traveller Southern Series 2022

Oct 22nd, Saturday, 2022

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.

Sailing and camping must be pre-booked on the website.

Excellent facilities are all available.

Bowmoor has a strong home fleet of approximately 16 Supernovas and so a good local turnout is likely.

Venue: Bowmoor

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Craftinsure Traveller Northern Series 2022

Dec 31st, Saturday, 2022



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CraftInsure Traveller Southern Series 2022

Dec 31st, Saturday, 2022



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