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    The Albacore is Bermudan rigged double handed dinghy with a mainsail and headsail only. The Albacore was adopted by the RYA as a National Class in 1963. The Albacore is a great first boat for those who are just learning to sail and a competitive racer for more advanced sailors. 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.

    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 racing

    Albacore stats

    Connect with the class
    Albacore Class website
    Facebook page
    Albacore designer
    Uffa Fox in 1954
    Hull material
    Wood and GRP
    Number of crew
    Sail area
    Bermudan rig with mainsail and headsail
    Class status
    RYA National Class, adopted in 1963
    Albacore Albacore line drawing

    Albacore Class contacts

    Chair: Matthew Thompson

    Secretary: Beth Smith

    Technical Officer: Mike McNamara

    Rules & Measurement

    Current Class Rules

    Albacore Measurement Form

    How to obtain a Measurement Certificate

    Find a Measurer


    Albacore National Champions

    2018 Royal Torbay YC Orlando Gledhill & John Frairy

    2017 WPNSA Tom Lonsdale & Stephen Graham (Albacore 8235)

    2016 Llandudno SC Judy & Paul Armstrong (Albacore 8208)

    2015 Brighlingsea SC Mike McNamara & Flip Foulds (Albacore 6493)

    2014 Parkstone YC Barney Harris & Mike Banner (Albacore 8133)

    2013 South Caernarvon YC Barney Harris & Dave Byron (Albacore 8200)

    2012 Royal Torbay YC Nev Herbert & Steve Penfold (Albacore 8155)

    2011 Llandudno SC Tom Gillard & Andrew Elliott (Albacore 8153)

    2010 Lyme Regis SC Barney Harris & David Byron (Albacore 6701)

    2009 Largs SC Will Gulliver & Stephen Graham (Albaore 8076)

    2008 Looe SC Mike McNamara & Flip Foulds (Albacore 6493)

    Albacore builder

    Ovington Boats, Tanners Bank, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 1JH. Tel: 0191 257 6011. Email: Website:


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