Welcome to the Kestrel Owners’ Association’s Web Site

We consider the Kestrel to be one of the finest sailing dinghies in the world and the Kestrel Owners’ Association (KOA) is the official organisation for the Kestrel class. It is our aim to encourage sailors into the Kestrel so that they too can discover why we love this versatile and fun-packed dinghy. Take a little time to browse the site and find out about this wonderful boat and its sailors. We are a friendly and enthusiastic bunch who welcome newcomers.

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1 Buy Kestrel

Kestrel sailing is a really affordable way of getting on-the-water with newly built and second-hand boats available. Check-out the sales section or the classified ads at Apolloduck, Yachts and Yachting or Boats and Outboards.

New boats are built and supplied by Hartley Boats and available in cruising and race-ready versions.

Check out the many class specific spares plus boat repair & maintenance services at Hartley Boats.


2 Own Kestrel

The Kestrel Owners’ Association is here to help you get the most from your boat. Why not join the class association and join a community of like-minded people?


Kestrel owners can benefit from discounted insurance at Noble Marine


3  Sail Kestrel

Kestrel events take place up and down the country all year long, take a look at our events page for an event near you.

You’ll find our enthusiastic Kestrel Owners sailing their boats at clubs throughout the UK and abroad. They’re more than happy to arrange test-sails or help you get the most from your new boat. Why not check out our list of Sailing Clubs that actively support the class