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Who is the fairest of them all?

by Will Loy, NSCA 22 Jan 02:05 PST
The Solo class are getting set for the RYA Dinghy Show 2021 Concours d'Elegance © NSCA

The RYA Dinghy Show, which, as a result of the pandemic is being held in the virtual World, are running the Concours D'Elegance competition to find who will be the fairest of them all. Owners of the most beautiful dinghies will have their pride and joy judged by a panel of experts, and as the show has no limits to who will visit, it will be viewed across the planet.

We are giving members the opportunity to display your beautiful wooden or composite National Solo on the NSCA 'booth', we will judge entries into our own pecking order and that winner will receive one-year free subscription to the NSCA. The main RYA show panel will judge the Concours D'Elegance and that winner will be the talk of the show.

We would love to have an abundance of beautiful Solos on our virtual stand so please send entries (criteria and details set out below) to

Expect more news on what the NSCA Solo stand will be virtually displaying in the coming weeks.

To submit your entry, you'll need:

  • A video, up to 2 minutes long, showing the boat entered for the Concours D'Elegance in the best way you can. You can add a commentary to this video if you wish.
  • Up to 5 photos of the boat.
  • A description of up to 200 words as to why your boat should win the Concours D'Elegance.
Technical notes:
  • If possible, record the video in Full HD (1080p).
  • Send the photos in as high resolution as possible.
  • Please send the video, photos and description (preferably as a Word.docx file) via WeTransfer to
Judging will once again be undertaken by Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com and World and European Champion Ben Saxton.

The winner will be announced at 3pm on Saturday 27th February at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show 2021 and also on YachtsandYachting.com.

All boats entered must have been sailed at least once and the entrants must be an exhibitor at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show 2021.

Good luck!

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