Dinghy Sailing

The Dinghy Division of the Sailing Section of Hillarys Yacht Club offers enjoyable family and competitive sailing for all ages and experience levels, plus training and coaching, on the clear, clean water off Hillarys.

We sail types of dinghies that suit juniors, teenagers and adults. Generally the minimum age is 7 years old but it is dependent on swimming ability.

Dinghy racing is held on Saturday mornings during the summer sailing season which extends from October to April, with winter racing from June to August. Races range from Club races through to special regattas.

Parents whose children sail are encouraged to participate either by sailing with their children, in another dinghy, or helping out on a support boat during racing or training.

For those just starting out, dinghy training courses are run during school holidays. These classes are small with qualified sailing instructors. The Club has a number of each type of dinghy available for training and racing.

Dinghy Classes

The dinghy classes at Hillarys Yacht Club are either single or two handed, consisting of some of the world’s most popular classes including Optimist, Tasar and Laser.

Hillarys Yacht Club Optimist Dinghy Racing

Optimists – single handed for ages 8-15 yrs

Hillarys Yacht Club Laser Dinghy Racing

Lasers – single handed for 15 yr old – adults

Hillarys Yacht Club 125 Dinghy Racing

National 125  – two handed for all ages

Dinghy Training & Racing Fees

Combined Winter & SummerSingle Handed$305
Double Handed$330
Winter Series OnlySingle Handed$65
Double Handed$78
Summer Series OnlySingle Handed$265
Double Handed$305
Single Race Day RegistrationSingle & Double Handed$21

Dinghy Storage

Dinghy storage facilities are available to Club members on application at the annual cost of $292.
Club members participating in training and racing will receive a discounted fee of $146 per year.

Race Results

View the latest Racing Results


Dinghy Captains: Tim Tucker | Tel: 0438 747 123
Rear Commodore Sailing: Marshall Fox | Tel: 0425 100 056
Training and Dinghy Programs Coordinator: Bryce Taylor | Tel: 9246 2833 | development@hillarysyachtclub.com.au


Learn to Sail

View our courses section for dinghy training opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Dinghy Calendar 2021-22 (incl. amendment 2021-22 / 01)

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