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
|Combined Training, Storage and Racing (Winter-Summer)||$264*|
|Training & Racing Only Fees:|
|Combined Winter & Summer||Single Handed||$160|
|Winter Series||Single Handed|| |
|Double Handed||$55 per boat|
|Summer Series||Single Handed||$114.40|
|Double Handed||$137 per boat|
|Per Race Day||Single Handed||$20|
|Double Handed||$25 per boat|
*Requires 50% participation in dinghy activities each year, otherwise cost is $528 for storage only.
Dinghy Storage Only
If you are not participating in dinghy racing at HYC but would like to keep your dinghy in our storage area, the annual cost is $528.
Dinghy Captains: Tim Tucker | Tel: 0438 747 123
Rear Commodore Sailing: Rex Fredericks | Tel: 0412 127 427
Training Manager Chris Kelly: 9246 2833
Dinghy Programs Coordinator Adele Jackson: 9246 2833 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to Sail
View our courses section for dinghy training opportunities.