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UK 2.4mR class Association
UK International 2.4mR Class Association

UK 2.4mR class Association

International 2.4mR Class Association

International 2.4mR class Association

British 420 Class Association
British International 420 Class Association

British 420 Class Association

International 420 Class Association
International 420 Class Association

International 420 Class Association

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470 Internationale  
Austrian 470 Class Association  
Chile 470 Class  
Czech 470 Association  
Dutch 470 Assoc  
French 470 Assoc  
Japanese 470 Assoc

May require Japanese language support to view although some pages are available in English

Polish 470 Assoc  
Russian 470 Assoc  
Spanish 470 Assoc  
Swedish 470 Assoc  
UK 470 Class Association  
United States 470 Association  
UK 505 Association
UK 505 Association

Full site with links to all the international associations

Albacore Class (National)

National Albacore Class Association

Albacore Class (National)

International Albacore Association

Albacore Class (International)

B14 Information
B14 @ International Sailing Federation

B14 Information

Blaze Dinghy Class
Blaze Class Association

Blaze Class

Bosun Dinghy Class Association
Bosun Dinghy Class Association

Bosun Dinghy Class Association

Buzz Class Logo
Buzz Class Association

Buzz Class Association

Byte Class Association UK
Byte Class
Association UK

Byte Class Association UK

International Byte Class Association UK

International Byte Class Association UK

Cadet Class Association

Cadet Class Association

Albacore Class (International)
Canadian Albacore Association

The Canadian Albacore Association (CAA) is the national association of Canadian owners and sailors of Albacore dinghies, founded in 1961. The purpose of the Association is primarily to promote and support the orderly and fun filled development of the fleet, and to maintain a high profile for this one-design class.

Combined Comet Classes
Combined Comet Classes Combined Comet Classes Website
The British Contender Association
British Contender Association

The British Contender Association is the official UK class association of the International Contender Class.

The International Contender is the World's most popular single-handed trapeze sailing dinghy.

Dart 16 Class Association Logo
Dart 16 Association

For those of you who be unfamiliar with UKIDA, it stands for United Kingdom International Dart Association, and is the class association for the Dart 16 & Dart 18 sailing classes in the UK. This particular site is focused on the Dart 16.

United Kingdom International Dart Association
UK Dart 18 Catamaran Association

UK Dart 18 Catamaran Association

International Dart  Association
International Dart Association

International Dart Association

Dart Logo
Canadian Dart Catamaran Association

The dart is...A fun, high performance, easy-to-handle beach catamaran designed by Rodney March (designer of the Olympic class Tornado), built in Great Britain. Fun at any beach for the family or racing in summer regattas.

Austria Dart Association  
Dutch Dart Association  
French Dart Association  
German Dart Association  
Italian Dart Association  
South African Dart Association  
Swiss Dart Association  
Finn Dinghy Class Logo
International Finn Association

International Finn Class Association

  North American Finn Class for US and Canada  
  Finn Site -
Enterprise Class Association Logo
Enterprise Class Association

The Enterprise is a 4 metre long sailing dinghy with distinctive, and easily recognisable, light blue sails. It is one of the largest classes in the world, and the popularity of this Jack Holt design is due to its excellent qualities both as a cruising and racing boat. There are now more than 23300 registered boats.

Enterprise Dinghy Covers  
International Etchells Class

History of Etchells, specifications, photos, videos, builders, race schedules and results, tuning advice, projects, and boats for sale.

International Etchells Class
International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS)

Sailing takes many forms; you can cruise, race or simply potter around in all kinds of boats, on the sea or inland water. It is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied sailors and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms.

British Dragon Association
British Dragon Association

The Dragon is one of the most beautiful and prestigious keelboat classes in the world and with more than 1400 boats racing worldwide it is also one of the largest. Designed in 1929 the Dragon quickly became a leading international class and remains a world leader today.

The British Finn Association
The British Finn Association

The Finn has the best pedigree of all single-handed dinghy's having been selected to compete in every Olympic Games since 1952

Finn Dinghy Covers  
United Kingdom Fireball Association
United Kingdom Fireball Association

The Official site of the UK Fireball Class Sailing Association

Fireball - Czech

The Official site of the Czech Fireball Class Sailing Association

Fireball - France

Official French Fireball Site

Fireball - Ireland

Official Irish Fireball Site

Fireball - Switzerland

Official Swiss Fireball Site

UK Flying Dutchman Class
UK Flying Dutchman Class

UK site for the Flying Dutchman class

Flying Dutchman Class

Flying Dutchman Class - British Section - Facebook Page

Flying Fifteen Association
Flying Fifteen Association

The International Flying Fifteen is an exciting two person racing keelboat

  Gradulate Class Association

Gradulate Class Association

GP 14 Dinghy Class
GP14 Class UK

Originally designed by Jack Holt in 1949, the GP14 dinghy is easily recognised by the distinctive bell on the mainsail. This is thought to be either a reference to the legendary bells of Aberdyfi, North Wales, where Jack Holt is alleged to have designed the GP14 dinghy or, perhaps more likely, it relates to the original manufacturer Bell Woodworking.

GP 14 Dinghy Class
GP14 Class Ireland

Irish GP14 Association

ISO Class Logo
ISO Class

ISO Class Association

Miracle Dinghy Class Association

Official Miracle Dinghy Class Association Website

UK Mirror Class
UK Mirror Class Association

The UK Mirror Class Association is the body which promotes and administers Mirror dinghy sailing in the UK and represents UK Mirror sailors to other partner bodies such as the RYA, the International Mirror Class Association and through them the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

Mirror Class
International Mirror Class Association

The Mirror is the World's most popular double handed sailing dinghy, With its low price, light and seaworthy design that is easy to sail, the Mirror quickly achieved its objectives, becoming the World's most popular double handed sailing dinghy. Probably responsible for introducing more people to the delights of sailing than any other design, some have even gone onto win Olympic medals, the latest being Paul Goodison taking Gold in China.

Mirror Sailing Scotland
Mirror Sailing Scotland

Mirror Sailing Scotland (MSS) is a branch of the UK Mirror Class Association. Our aim is to re-invigorate interest in Mirror dinghy sailing in Scotland, which has been in decline in recent years. We are continuing to develop this website, adding articles of interest and news about sailing events around Scotland.

RS Feva Association
RS Feva Association

RS Feva Association

RS200 Class Association
RS200 Class Association

RS200 Class Association

The National Solo
The National Solo

The National Solo is a classic, one-design, single handed dinghy. Designed by Jack Holt in 1956,the Solo remains a popular dinghy, sailed at manyclubs in the UK, Holland and Australia. Originally designed in wood, competitive boats are now widely available in Foam Reinforced Plastic (FRP) or composite construction (FRP hull and wood deck) as well as wood.

SB20 Class

Formerly the SB3

Sonata Sailing
National One Design

You can race it, you can cruise it. It comes in both fixed keel and lifting keel versions. The Sonata is very seaworthy and fast for its size.

Sprint 15 Class Logo
The Sprint 15 Catamaran

The Sprint 15 Catamaran Association

Streaker (SCOA)
Streaker (SCOA)

The Streaker dinghy was designed by Jack Holt in 1975 and was first launched in November of that year, since then it has been shown regularly at boat shows throughout the country.

Supernova Single Dinghy Class Association
Supernova Single Dinghy Class Association

The Supernova is a "one design" single handed sailing dinghy of 4.3 metres length with an 8 square metre fully battened mylar sail and stayed mast. It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles

Albacore Class (International)
United States Albacore Association

Albacore Class (United States)

Wanderer Class Owners' Association

Anyone interested in details about joining the WCOA or requiring an information pack should contact the Membership Secretary, There is also an online version of the Membership Form available on their site for printing out.

Wayfarer Logo
Wayfarer Dinghy Association  

Sailing Clubs

Royal Yachting Association
Alba Sailing

ALBA SAILING is Scotland's premier independent bareboat and skippered yacht charter company and RYA Training Centre

Aldeburgh Yacht Club

Located between the sea and the River Alde on the Suffolk coast.

Bosham Sailing Club

Information about people, facilities, activities and events for members and visitors.


Bossoms Boatbuilders

Bough Beech Sailing Club Bough Beech Sailing Club

Bough Beech Sailing Club is based on 250 acres of reservoir nestling in the hillside between Edenbridge and Sevenoaks. The wind is unobstructed from the south of the reservoir and the elevated position provides good winds from the prevailing south west.

Burnham Sailing Club Burnham Sailing Club

The club was formed in 1930 by a small group of yacht crews and local marine business people who, in those days, were barred from Yacht Racing Association (YRA) membership because of their occupation.

Cardiff Yacht Club Cardiff Yacht Club  
Carrickfergus Sailing Club

Racing, cruising and social on Belfast Lough, N.Ireland.

Carsington sailing Club

Club activities range from social events to national race meetings with competitors travelling from all over the country.

Chelmarsh Sailing Club

Dinghy sailing club offering fleet racing, cruising, and instruction.

Chichester Yacht Club

Major sailing venue on the south coast of England.

Clyde Cruising Club

Yachting association that organises racing and cruising events, has a dinghy training section and supports disabled sailing.

  Etchells World Championship 2013

Yacht Club Cala de’ Medici and the International Etchells Class Association cordially invite you to attend the 2013 Etchells World Championship regatta 6-15 June 2013.

Grafham Water Sailing Club

Three miles long and 1.5 miles across at its widest, the 1600 acres of open water provide perfect sailing conditions for racing or cruising. The relatively flat surrounding countryside of Western Cambridgeshire does little to disturb the lighter breezes, a major problem on so many inland waters.

Helford River Sailing Club

Founded in 1948 and located on the south bank of the idylic Helford River. Some of the best sailing waters in England with shore facilities and pontoons.

Hickling Broad Sailing Club

Offering leisure and competitive sailing for laser, solo, 420, wafarer, bittern, and leader classes.

International Sailing Federation

The official website for the International Sailing Federation

Island Yacht Club
Island Yacht Club

Island Yacht Club

Langstone Sailing Club

Club is located on the mainland side of Hayling Island road bridge. Facilities for sailing cruisers, sailing dayboats and dinghies. Access available to both Chichester (via public slipway) and Langstone harbours (via private slipway). RYA Sailability section

  Maidenhead Sailing Club

Maidenhead Sailing Club offers a warm welcome to new members. Come and sail on our 51 acre lake with fine views over open country side. We offer sailing every week of the year with a full season of events for you to join in. We are a family friendly club with a strong junior section. Sail your own boat or hire one of the club's boat, we have over 20 to choose from to suit all abilities...

Medway Yacht Club

On the Medway featuring large racing and cruising classes including Cadet class.

Orkney Sailing Club

Yacht and dinghy racing and training by RYA qualified instructors.

  Parkstone Yacht Club

Wayfarer National Championship 2013
Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th June. see Parkstone site for further details.

Pembrokeshire Yacht Club

Pembrokeshire yachting facilities

Poole Yacht Club

POOLE YACHT CLUB is a large impressive Sailing Club situated in Poole Harbour, offering excellent facilities to its members and visitors at open events. Launching is possible at any state of the tide via a wide concrete slipway with a secondary slipway adjoining the beach alongside. The sailing area for racing is a large expanse of water directly in front of the club.

Royal Thames Yacht Club

The oldest yacht club in the UK. Offers membership benefits, cruising and racing information, and more.

Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

National governing body for pleasure boating in the UK. Sail Training Association

RS Sailing - United Sates
RS Sailing United Sates

RS Sailing Organisation in United Sates

Saltash Sailing Club

Yacht and dinghy sailing friendly, fun club for racers Laser II, National 12, Topper and Mirror fleets.

Severn Sailing Club

Dinghy racing and cruising with RYA recognised training establishment status.

St Mary's Loch Sailing Club

Small, friendly club in the Scottish Borders with class racing for Enterprises and Mirrors, but any boats are welcome.

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Tamesis Club

We are a friendly, family club offering excellent facilities, competitive racing, sail training, and a convivial social programme

Weston Sailing Club

Dinghy sailing club on Southampton Water.

Little Ship Club of London

Provides opportunities for sail training, cruising, chartering and social activities.

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Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club

We are a dinghy sailing club based on the Pontsticill reservoir in the. beautiful Brecon Beacons national park a few miles north of Merthyr. Tydfil.

WivenhoeSailing Club

Established in 1925, one thing Wivenhoe Sailing Club takes pride in is its relaxed, family atmosphere. Add to this a do-it-yourself approach to maintenance and organisation, and the result is a friendly, local, low-cost club with excellent facilities and a lively sailing and social programme.

World Cruising Ltd.

Information about the club and events organised: Expo'98 Round the World Rally, Hong Kong Challenge, ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), and the Millennium Odyssey.

Marine Specialists

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Diana Roberts & Associates
Jones Boat Chandlery
River Hamble Moorings
Marine Web Design

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Maritime Solutions

Maritime Safety

Marine Weather

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