National Solo Class Profile


Solo sailing at Dell Quay Sailing Club.


The Solo is Dell Quay’s largest and liveliest fleet, with more than 18 boats in the club and an exciting calendar of racing, training and informal sailing throughout the year. Whether you’re at the front of the fleet or a little further back, you’ll find our racing is friendly yet competitive. Club racing takes place most weekends and we also host one of the best Solo open meetings on the circuit.

The Solo dinghy is one of the most popular single handers in the UK. By choosing the right mast and sail combination, a Solo can be sailed competitively by men and women weighing from 10.5 to 16 stone. They are quick, stable and exciting to sail. Most new boats are made from FRP but wooden and composite boats can be just as competitive. For more information about the Solo dinghy please visit the Solo Association website .

Boats hold their value and there are always good second-hand Solos for sale . If you’re thinking about buying a Solo to sail at Dell Quay, please get in touch so we can help find you the right boat. You’ll get some great advice and support if you need any help.

The Solo fleet at Dell Quay welcomes new members. If you’d like to know more about owning and sailing a Solo at Dell Quay, please get in touch with our class captain John Purdy

DQSC Fleet Captain: John Purdy




Owners (and sail numbers) are
Sail number Builder Helm
6101 Winder 1A Roger Puttock
6060 Winder 1A John Purdy
6025 Winder 2 John Ellis
5952 Winder 1A Noel Wright
5867 JP Bill Dawber
5836 The Boatyard@Beer Mark Harper
5668 Winder 1A Peter Binning
5608 Winder 1 Simon Verral
5432 Winder 1 Nikki Buchanan
5168 Boon (Ovington) Stephen Holcroft
4957 Boon (Ovington) David Swift
4936 Gosling Gordon Barclay
4811 Winder 1 Fred Hilgers
4707 Winder 1 Richard Bridgmont
4561 Winder 1 Roger Puttock
4395 Thresher Graham Dalton
4075 Thresher Class SOLO
3963 Severn Sailboats Dai Mercy
3615 Beckitt Ken Baker
1832 Omega Michael Foster
Note all Solo Winder 1 boats from Jan-2016 and from sail number 5652 were built with the new deck but same hull and known as Winder 1a