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:  07/06/2019 - At South Cerney SC.

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.

The boat is currently at Maidenhead Sailing Club and will be moving to South Cerney Sailing Club in time for the Inlands on 4th/5th May 2019.

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:

South Cerney Inlands – 4th/5th May - £75

Brightlingsea Southerns – 18th/19th May - £75

Winsford Flash Open – 15th June - £45

Lord Birkett, Ullswater – 6th/7th July - £75

Tynemouth Open – 13th/14th July - £75

Nationals, Plas Heli – 27th-29th July - £150

Internationals, Nova Scotia – 23rd-30th August - £POA

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

Nottingham Open – 13th October - £45

Elton Open – 26th October - £45


Upcoming Events

Lord Birkett

The Lord Birkett is a two race pursuit series held over two days on Lake Ullswater. One start line for a 200 plus multi class fleet so stand by to repel boarders! Excellent event with camping and evening entertainment.

Tynemouth Open

Shared Open meeting with the Enterprise Class.


Albacore National Championships
Plas Heli, Pwllheli
on the weekend Saturday 27th July to Monday 29th July 2019 for a three day championship
Discounted Early Entry Fees for entries received before midnight 31st May 2019
£100 Special discounted rate for those attending t…