Club Sailing

Junior Sailing

Skiff Sailing

The Boats

Poppies

The ideal starter boat, tough and simple plastic Optimists, with one sail but able to be sailed by one or two or children, depending on their size. The focus is on water safety skills and the basic points of sail, to build confidence. The Poppies are offered for use in the club programme, free of charge.

29er

This is a transition class designed for school-aged kids who have outgrown their Flying 11's or want to round off their sailing skills. Our objective is to introduce them to and help build their skills in the techniques of trapeze, asymetric spinnaker and steering a planing boat, which are required for the 13ft and 16ft skiffs.

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Manly Junior

The ideal starter boat, tough and simple plastic Optimists, with one sail but able to be sailed by one or two or children, depending on their size. The focus is on water safety skills and the basic points of sail, to build confidence. The Poppies are offered for use in the club programme, free of charge.

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Flying 11

Sailed each Sunday from September until Easter, this is a fast, lightweight, one-design dinghy, with three sails including a 'square' or symetrical spinnaker. The 11's are a two-man boat sailed cometitively, from 10 to 18 years old, with a target crew weight of between 75 and 115kg.

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16′ Skiff

Racing each Saturday from September to Easter, the 16's are a challenging three-man boat with two crew allowed out on trapeze at any one time. The 16' weighs only 72kg and has over 50m2 of sail area including asymetric spinnaker. With a choice of 2 masts and sail sets, reading the weather conditions and rig choice before a race is as critical as picking the breeze and good crew work on the course. Latest developments in the 16's are square topped rigs and carbon masts.

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