All classes of off the beach boats are welcome at Altona Yacht Club, the following are regularly sailed.
The Minnow is a strictly one design class which provides an affordable entry to sailing. Suitable for inexperienced junior’s 1 person boat www.minnow.org.au
A high performance 14ft, two person dinghy. As the boat does not have a spinnaker or trapeze, yet retains high performance, it is ideal for parent/parent/child combinations of skipper and forwardhand. www.ns14.org
The Pacer is suitable for a wide range of sailors form novice to experienced. We use them as training boats. 2 person boat. 12ft 0in long. Can run a Spinnaker www.pacersailing.org.au
One Person boat requiring some experience. 1 person boat 12ft long www.sabre.org.au
Two person boat No spinnaker. Needs experienced sailors 14ft long (4.52m) www.tasar.com.au
The 49er is a newer one-design class of small sailing dinghy. It is a double handed twin trapeze boat, meaning that it is sailed by a helm and a crew, the helm making many tactical decisions, as well as steering, and the crew doing most of the sail control.
The fireball is a high performance two-person sailing dinghy offering exciting sailing, two person crew with one trapeze and a symmetrical spinnaker.
The Hobie 14, particularly in Turbo form is popular at Altona.
For more information on the Mosquito. please go to the Mosquito web site: home.vicnet.net.au/~mosquito
For more information please go to: www.taipan.asn.au