Cruising Yacht – Eressea
Our 2008 Hanse 400e is the flag ship vessel of our fleet. Purchased from new she has proven to be the perfect sail training vessel combining comfort with performance. Her unique strong yet light build means she performs well in all wether and sea conditions and betting to wind is easy and fast meaning you get where you want to go on time (if not before).Fitted with both self tacking and traditional head sails you get to experience all aspects of modern sailing and the addition of a foil and fuller means we are able to train both the cruiser and the racer. Her sail wardrobe also consists of two symmetric spinnaker (mast head and Hounds) and a Asymmetric is on the cards for the 2017 season. Below she is well appointed with 3 large double cabins with six separated bunks, a large saloon and galley providing comfort not usually seen on a sail training vessel. The clean and easy to use nav station has all the toys to help advance your training and the meticulous cleaning/maintenance schedule she has means she is in tip top condition for your adventure.
Keel Boats – J/24, Elliot 6
Our main vessel for Keelboat training is the J24 . Whether you are aged 16 to 80, no matter what your style: racing, daysailing or cruising. Her flared topsides make her dry on deck.
Her “weekender” cabin makes it possible to get warm on cold days and she can be sailed easily by two people. A combination of head sails and spinnaker means we can take you through all aspects of sailing with out getting wet.
While some of the world’s best sailors have the latest version J/24, our well-maintained 1988 model, built to the same shape and weight with rigid end-grained balsa core construction still performs well and is a great training platform
The International J/24 is built in the USA, Japan, Argentina and Italy and has more than 50,000 people sailing 5,300 boats in 150 fleets in 40 countries.
Get in on the fun and find out why J/24 is still one of the world’s most popular sailboats.
The Elliot’s are used for our more advanced keel boat training these modern, dynamic, high stability, International One Design 6 metre keelboats are ideal for use in , keelboat training providing a platform to fine tune those racing skills. Fitted with large mains, small jibs and Asymmetric spinnakers this training platform provides a fast paced exciting ride.
Dinghy Fleet: Vagabond 14, Hobie 16, Laser
The Vagabond Dinghy is the sailing dinghy of choice for learning at Sunshine Sailing Australia. With a combined sail area of 9.9 square metres (107 square feet) and 110kgs of hull weight ensuring a stable and upright boat in all conditions with the added protection of reefing the mainsail if necessary.
The boats even have comfortable sit in seats ensuring there is no risk of falling overboard and without the need for crawling around on your knees making the Vagabond a perfect option for all ages and families. The optimum crew for this boat class is three people, though the boats can easily handle three, four or even five kids.
The Hobie 16 revolutionized multihull sailing. The Hobie 16 was unleashed on the Southern California beach scene in 1970 and sailing was instantly transformed. The beach-launched Hobie 16 brings the sport of sailing to f speed-loving sailors. The catamaran’s lightweight, asymmetrical fibreglass hulls provide lift and its dual-trapeze rig lets you and your crew member harness its sheer power. Providing a very stable platform they are ideal for families as well as adults and the perfect next level from the vagabonds
Used for our more advanced keel boat training these modern, dynamic, high stability, International One Design 6 metre keelboats are ideal for use in , keelboat training providing a platform to fine tune those racing skills. Fitted with large mains, small jibs and Asymmetric spinnakers this training platform provides a fast paced exciting ride.
The Laser is likely the most popular adult racing-class sailboat in the world. Introduced in 1971 as a one-class racer, by 1974 world championships were being held, and in 1996 Lasers became an Olympic class. Although better known as a race boat it is also used by many recreational sailors because it is fast and fun for sailors who are reasonably athletic and skilled. Sailing is simpler than with a boat that also has a jib sail, but the size of the Laser sail requires the weight of a full-size adult to ballast and balance the boat to prevent capsize. A Laser is the perfect transition boat l for those that have master the art of sailing and want to take their performance to the next level.