Welcome to the K1 Class Association

Now also home to the K2 Class Association.

The ultimate keeled hiking dinghy for single handed sailing – an extremely modern class providing excellent racing throughout the UK.

The K1 has proven to be competitive in large mixed fleet sailing such as the “Sailjuice” series, the Exmoor Beastie, P.O.S.H and is exciting in the open meetings organised by the association.

Join now and your membership will run until the end of 2019

Please come along to any of the open meetings and talk to friendly and responsive K1 sailors .

The K1 has been proven to be a fast, reliable boat suited to sailors of all shapes and sizes as well as different levels of expertise.

Over 150 owners enjoy their boats in every conceivable location from the sea, coastal estuaries, rivers and all the way to Windermere sized lakes. As well as established fleets in a number of locations there are boats spread across the country and owners willing to demonstrate the boat to all those interested.

During 2019 we will be welcoming K2 sailors to the association and are updating the site to accommodate the needs of K2 owners as well. Contributions from K2 sailors are welcome. We hope that by making the K1 open events open to K2 sailors that we can extend our mutual learning and development. It is hoped in time that as numbers of K2’s swell, they will be given a separate start.

If you are a K1 or K2 owner, and want to host an open event, please get in touch.

We are modernising the way in which we exchange news, information and useful tips with each other by using a  Facebook group.  This link should help  our facebook page


For any membership queries please contact David Pritchett on davidpritchett49@gmail.com


If you would like to offer us advice as to how we could improve this website, please contact Geoff King on k1geoffking@gmail.com 



Latest News

4 June

Rutland open results

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Hilly King of Frensham Pond SC was the overall winner and also winner of the K1 Midland Trophy. David Hume of Broxbourne SC was second with Ian Duke of Datchet SC third and Geoff King from Tewkesbury C and SC fourth The gap between second and fourth was only two points showing how close the […]

20 May

K1 Hayling Long Distance Race

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K1 Long Distance Race Weekend 06-07 July Hayling Island Sailing Club Sat 06 July Long Distance Race through Chichester Harbour to Dell Quay and back. Briefing 1230. Race Start 1345. Sun 07 July 2 Club Races with separate start for K1’s. Likely to be outside in the bay, weather permitting. Otherwise in the harbour. Entry […]

15 May

Remembering Dave Norris

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Dave Norris I first met Dave in 2015 when I was Chairman of the K1 Class Association. In due course he volunteered to be my Vice Chairman and we got to know each other well, and quickly became good friends. Dave was forthright, honest and fair – what you saw was what you got – […]