The Albacore Dinghy

The Albacore is a great first boat for those who are just learning to sail and a very competitive racer for more advanced sailors. It is a fast and lively while being relatively easy to learn to sail and race. A fully adjustable rig and adjustable sail controls allow a crew to depower in high winds - enabling both light and heavy crews to race head to head. A very versatile boat, it is often sailed by husband/wife and parent child combinations. Those looking for a simple to learn, yet high performance sailing dinghy can join the ranks of Albacore sailors who come from all walks of life and range in age from teenagers to masters pushing 80 years of experience. The Albacore is a boat that is both simple to get into at first, and one which will challenge your tuning and tactical skills for the rest of your life.

8253 – ‘You can call me AL’

The Association Demo/Charter boat is now up and running!

CURRENT STATUS:  19/09/2019 - At Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club, contact Tim Coleman.

The idea behind the boat is to encourage non-Albacore sailors into the fleet by giving them an opportunity to try out a brand-new boat, either at a local club, or by charter for use at an open event.

It is our intention to try and make the boat available at local clubs in proximity to the open event circuit this year. 

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The boat comes fully kitted with covers, combi trailer and lighting board, and even full race insurance cover. So, for anyone that would like to charter it, it really is just a case of hook up and tow it to the open meeting event – or if really lucky it will already be at the venue.

We will post details on this page of where the boat will be as it moves around during the course of the year.

If you know someone who would like to charter the boat for an open event please email: 

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We will do our best to accommodate all requests, but priority will be given to non-Albacore sailors in the first instance.

Open meeting schedule and charter rates:


West Kirby Northerns – 28th/29th September - £75

Nottingham Open – 13th October - £45

Elton Open – 26th October - £45


Upcoming Events

Elton Open


Maidenhead Open

This is a one day season opener. Overnight camping available by prior arrangement. 
Contact James Kearns - email, mobile 07957 430758.


The 2020 Albacore Inlands event will be preceded on Friday 8th May with a training day by the renowned Michael McNamara! Further information on this event is available from Dave Whittle. Dave can be contacted on 07973 507378. 


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