Continuous controls lines.
Self draining cockpit.
Very easy to right.
Ball bearing blocks.
Low weight epoxy build
The new sleek Supernova is now beautifully built in epoxy and weighs in at just 50KG making the Supernova one of the fastest and best performing single handed dingies you can sail without the added complications of wings or trapeze wires. The Supernova combines a sporty performance that can be sailed with exceptional ease, style and comfort. The high boom position enables the dagger board to be raised almost fully for easier launching and recovery. The mainsheet is sheeted from the centre of the cockpit directly to the mid-boom position so it doesn't catch on the transom which is a particular advantage especially when gybing downwind. The cockpit is large and open ended so it self drains and eliminates water almost instantly, the high boom is distinct advantage for taller sailors and those who prefer not to get a bump on the head.
Though powerful, the superb mylar sail coupled with a light sealed mast is challenging but quite manageable for most helms in almost all wind conditions. A reduced size soft sail option is available for lighter helms or those wishing to sail in exceptionally heavy winds. The Supernova is suitable for average and larger sailors when racing, and can be enjoyed by one or two people for leisurely cruising. The new light weight Supernova takes the back ache out of launching and recovery and makes manoeuvering the boat on the trolley or around the dinghy park a breeze.
The supernova has a well established class association which welcomes new members, a full calander of open meetings and championships are arranged by the Supernova Class association for those wishing to participate.
Experience with the boat has shown that it is equally at home on the sea and on inland waters. The dagger board creates few problems launching or landing in shallow waters because it is possible to raise it almost completely without fouling the boom. The sealed mast has proved a great success and while the boat can invert it shows much less tendency to do so than most classes. Downwind, the Supernova is unusually stable for a single hander and this combined with little or no tendency to nose dive helps considerably in tricky conditions.
The Yachts & Yachting test sail on the Supernova was exceptionally favourable. The reporter stated that the boat steered superbly both up and downwind and stated that the Supernova's hull form is very efficient even with widely differing loads. The report described the hull passing through the water with very little fuss and mentioned that there is vertually no "hump" to get over when starting the plane which makes the Supernova noticeably smoother than most other similar boat types in marginal conditions.
Length - 4.3m
Beam - 1.5m
Hull weight - 50kg
Max, Carrying Capacity - 2 People
Main sail Area - 8.0m2
Mast length - 5.6m2
The new Epoxy lay-up with internal stiffeneing provides a hull with maximum stiffness and minimum weight for durability and enhanced performance.
Below is a small sample of optional extras, please click here to see the complete list of extras suitable to the Supernova
This exceptional price includes a full set of sails, and is ready to sail at just