The boats we sail
Used for Discover Sailing the club’s Pacer dinghies are sailed by an instructor to give children an introductory sailing experience. They can also be sailed by two adults and are used for our adult learn to sail courses. The club owns a fleet of six Pacers.
Pittwater Juniors (PJs)
With their simple rigs and self draining cockpits these boats are fantastic when children are learning the fundamentals of sailing. The club owns a fleet of seven PJs that we use for our Start Sailing 1 course. The kids love them!
After completing Start Sailing 1 we encourage families to buy or rent a Sabot. Sabots are a single sail boat for children aged 7-16. Children often sail them 2-Up (one skipper, one crew) for their first couple of seasons. From 12 onwards they must be sailed 1-Up.
The Sabot Association is very active, hosting regattas and training events to up-skill sailors. These are often held at the beginning of the season and have experienced coaches, giving sailors an opportunity to extend their skills.
The Cherub is a high performance 12 foot skiff, part of the extreme sailing family that includes 16 & 18 footers. At VA12SC, the Cherub is the next step for our junior sailors after the electric Flying 11. The class has seen a resurgence in recent years with skilful and sociable racing an attraction to school-leaving sailors wanting competition and fun.
Find out more about Cherubs at the Cherub Association.