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! It competed at the recent Nationals & Europeans.

CURRENT STATUS:  07/08/2021 - At Notts County Sailing Club and then moving to Bartley, contact Andy Pearce. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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, spare wheels 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:

£45 (1 day event)

£75 (2 day event)


Upcoming Events

Nottingham SC Open

Contact Roger Poat, Sailing Secretary at A chance to get in some serious river sailing on the Trent. 
Nottingham SC is a friendly sociable club. Expect bacon sandwiches and an excellent lunch!

Whitefriars INLANDS

Due to travel restrictions this event has been re-scheduled from May to October.
Contact Dave Whittle on 07973 507378 for further details.

Maidenhead Open

This is a one day season opener. Overnight camping is available by prior arrangement. Water levels at MSC are currently excellent and the highest for many years. 
The entry fee will be £25 per boat - entry includes breakfast bacon roll, lunch, cake & all day teas and coffees for helm and …


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