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 sailoing and want to take their performance to the next level