Nationals 2021

2021 sees the Supernova Class turn 25 and 135 helms signed up, what better way to celebrate the class's anniversay than joining us on the start line at our National Championships! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a national’s newbie, with three days of fantastic sailing, an all welcoming social scene and amazing sponsorship support this event is for you!

The Supernova National Championships is the big event of the year and it is being hosted by Plymouth Youth Sailing at the Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth, 2nd to 4th July. This year we have once again received some great support from Hartley Boats and Allen to bring you an incredible event not to be missed!

We are buoyed up to make the 2021 event better than ever, after all it is our 25th year anniversary!  We all know that the social scene at our events is fantastic whether that is in the dinghy park or at the bar, and it’s thanks to you that we all take some much pleasure from these events.

Events of this quality and size don’t come cheap, entry is £120, which represents amazing value for 10 races spread over 3 days, an evening buffet and special 25th anniversary commemorative clothing.  If you have sailed with other classes in the past you will know how good a deal this is.

To summarise:

The entry fee is £120, and includes:

  • 3 x days of high quality sailing
  • 1 x social event
  • 1 x 25th anniversary event clothing

What have new helms said before?

Paul Scofield, Bronze fleet winner 2019 say “I was nervous about entering the 2019 Supernova Nationals, but I followed the encouragement of a fellow Supernova sailor at my club (Hunts SC) and arrived in Paignton on a sunny June day. From start to finish there was a friendly welcome and support from the Supernova family of fellow competitors. The local Paignton sailing club were clearly in control, with a strong reassuring focus on sailor safety. This was most evident when cancelling the first planned day of sailing due to the high waves and strong winds. It was a steep learning curve having never raced my boat in waves, but enjoyable and challenging nonetheless.”

For those of you that don’t know Mount Batten is a top-quality sailing venue which regularly host national championships and large regattas.  Their centre is fortunate to have accommodation on site, more details to follow on this late so please sit tight.  There is also catering facilities and a bar on site.  Alternatively, there is a significant choice of accommodation in the area and a ferry service connecting the club to the Barbican.  Those who sailed in 2017 will know what an amazing venue this.

If you are bringing your family Plymouth has a wealth of things to see and do ranging from the National Marine Aquarium, beaches and of course its famous gin distillery. 

In addition to what will no doubt be some amazing sailing, this year there will be at least one social event included to ensure everyone has a good time.  The Nationals isn’t just about the top few sailors, we want everyone to have a great time and really enjoy the social side of things.  We hope this encourages some new faces to attend, regardless of their sailing ability.  

The buddy system is well established, but expect some further improvements, so even if you haven’t attended before you will be supported by some of the more experienced helms.

Mount Batten is a fantastic place to sail from with safe launching/recovery from slipways, so why don’t you come along and give it a go?

Entries are now closed – you CANNOT enter on the day.

If you have any questions (or dietary requirements) then email

What are you waiting for?


All vouchers / prize draws / entry packages are only eligible for the entrants who turn up to event registration.

Please note that if you enter and are no longer able to attend then the Association will allow you to swap your entry with someone (which you will need to find), but we need to be informed of this. 

Also from 1 June 2021 it is too late for us to amend entries, so we cannot allow swaps from then.

We are not offering any refunds, sorry.

We appreciate this is a “hard line” but we have had to take this following some issues arising as part of a previous entry.