Fleet Captain: Richard Wynne
The Solo is a highly popular single handed dinghy which is great fun to sail. It is the perfect choice for those sailors wanting to move over from the lighter Laser or from a two man dinghy.
The Solo fleet at Budworth Sailing Club has increased in popularity over recent years and now comprises 28 boats for the 2024 season. There is a wide variance in the age and ability of fleet members ensuring great racing at every level, with help and support always on offer from our more advanced members to sail or tune your boat more effectively.
We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and friendly fleet which combines the competitiveness of racing with the sheer fun of being on the water. This has led to a growing number of Solos' at the Club with strong turnouts most weeks of the season.
Budworth's racing programme extends from March through to Boxing Day. The Solos have their own fleet start every Sunday afternoon and compete in handicap races on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings (followed by a beer and hot meal in the Clubhouse bar). There are also opportunities to join the adult training sessions on Saturday mornings and to sail on weekdays via a WhatsApp group to buddy-up with other sailors. We also aim to have a few social get-togethers during the year.
The Club also holds a Solo Training Day every year where the fleet is given some expert coaching and tips to improve boat handling skills and racing strategy.
For those wanting to travel, there is the Solo Northern Travellers Series with events across the Northwest. We also host the last event of the Solo Northern Travellers series each year. iIn 20224, the date is Saturday, October 5th.
Budworth Sailing Club is the perfect choice whether you are an advanced or novice Solo sailor. We have a strong fleet, great Clubhouse facilities, a secure boat park and the advantage of either jetty or beach launching, all set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.
If you are interested in joining our Solo fleet, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to meet at the Club for a welcome drink and chat. You may also wish to refer to the Solo Class Association website.