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.


Albacores are currently available in the UK with Expoxy foam sandwich hulls built by Ovington boats.

Ovington supply Expoxy hull and deck moldings or hull moldings suitable for fitting out with a wooden deck.

If you dont want to fit the hull out yourself, then fully fitted boats are availble from CS boats and Pinnel and Bax

Ovington Boats

C S Boats

Pinnel & Bax


Albacore rules allow you to chose your sailmaker

McNamara Sails

Pinnel & Bax 

Dynamic Sails 

Batt Sails

Hyde Sails









Upcoming Events

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 …

Lymington Nationals 2022

Details of the event, the club, accommodation, places to eat and activities for the non-sailors on the Albacore championship page on the Royal Lymington Yacht club website:
Albacore National Championships at Royal Lymington Yacht Club


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