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.
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.
Optimists – single handed for ages 8-15 yrs
Lasers – single handed for 15 yr old – adults
National 125 – two handed for all ages
Dinghy Training & Racing Fees
|Combined Winter & Summer||Single Handed||$290|
|Winter Series Only||Single Handed||$60|
|Summer Series Only||Single Handed||$250|
|Single Race Day Registration||Single & Double Handed||$20|
Dinghy storage facilities are available to Club members on application at the annual cost of $276.
Club members participating in training and racing will receive a discounted fee of $138 per year.
Dinghy Captains: Tim Tucker | Tel: 0438 747 123
Rear Commodore Sailing: Marshall Fox | Tel: 0425 100 056
Training Manager Chris Kelly: 9246 2833
Dinghy Programs Coordinator Adele Jackson: 9246 2833 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dinghy Handbook 2021-22
- Change to the Sailing Instructions: 2020-21 / 01 (Winter Series Dates)
- 2021 Dinghy Winter Series Notice of Race
Learn to Sail
View our courses section for dinghy training opportunities.