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Classes Sailed at McCrae Yacht Club

A Class

The A Class is a single-handed, high lexapro performance 18-foot racing catamaran. The A Class is raced in large numbers in Australia, Europe, and the United States, and enjoys large numbers at regattas.

McCrae enjoys a large regular fleet of A Class in club races, with frequent visitors attending club races. Multiple A Class world champion Glenn Ashby is a club member and regular sailor. For more information about A Class sailing at McCrae, contact the class rep, Michael Kopp.

A-Class Association

B14

The B14 is a world-wide club racer with outstanding qualities. A thoroughbred, born ahead of its time and now has finally matured. This unique design is like no other 14 footer. It encompasses the main features of the 18ft skiffs, to bring back exhilaration and fun to high lexapro performance sailing. The use of large hiking racks which support both crew outboard generate the power to attain exhilarating speed.

McCrae has the strongest B14 fleet in the country with current world champion Guy Bancroft a long-time member. For more information about B14 sailing at McCrae, contact the class rep, Kelvin Boyle.

The B14 is a world-wide club racer with outstanding qualities. A thoroughbred, born ahead of its time and now has finally matured. This unique design is like no other 14 footer. It encompasses the main features of the 18ft skiffs, to bring back exhilaration and fun to high lexapro performance sailing. The use of large hiking racks which support both crew outboard generate the power to attain exhilarating speed.

McCrae has the strongest B14 fleet in the country with current world champion Guy Bancroft a long-time member. For more information about B14 sailing at McCrae, contact the class rep, Guy Bancroft.

B14 Association

Contender

The International Contender was designed by Bob Miller (Ben Lexcen) and was selected in 1967, during trials, as a potential Olympic successor to the Finn dinghy. The Contender was awarded International status in 1968 and now has fleets in more than twelve countries throughout the world.

The International Contender has proven to be suitable for a wide variety of sailors, both male and female. The weight of successful sailors range from 55 kg to 95 kg and heights from 165 cm to 200 cm. Contender champions' ages vary from 20 to 50 years. The development of the class have enabled the boat to be raced even in rough open sea conditions.

For more information about Contender sailing at McCrae, contact the class rep, Jeff Owen.

Australian Contender Association

Laser

The Laser is the world's most popular off the beach sailing boat as well as an Olympic class. McCrae has a an excellent fleet of full-rig, radial and 4.7 sailors competing every weekend. For more information about laser sailing at McCrae, contact the class rep, John D'Helin.

Great tips &  videos Vic Lasers on YouTube

Victorian Laser Association

Australian Laser Class Association

Mosquito

The Mosquito is a popular Australian one-design classic 4.9m racing catamaran, which consistently has good numbers at regattas and is particularly strong in VIC and SA. The flexible design of the class means that it can be sailed either two up or single-handed, with or without the optional spinnaker. Its lightweight and efficient hull design, coupled with a fully adjustable sail shape, provide sparkling performance over a broad range of wind conditions.

For more information contact class rep

National Mosquito Catamaran Council of Australia

Optimist

Why the Optimist?

  • Optimists are designed for kids. They can handle them without danger, fear or back-strain
  • Single-handed is best. They didn't learn to ride a bike on a tandem
  • Over 150,000 kids in over 100 countries cannot be wrong. The Optimist is not only one of the biggest dinghy classes in the world, it is the fastest growing
  • The only dinghy recognised by the ISAF* exclusively for under 16s *the world organising body for sailing
  • Former Optimist sailors were over 50% of the dinghy skippers at the last Olympics

What is an Optimist?

  • "A flat-bottomed, hard-chine, pram-bow dinghy with a una spritsail" (The Observer's Book of Small Craft)
  • "A bathtub that breeds the best sailors" (Observant Sailor at the Club Bar)
  • 2.31m (7'6.1/2") long, 1.13m (3'8") wide. Weight 35kg (77lbs).
  • Easily transported on top of any car, (where it will drip water over your shiny paintwork!).
  • Safe and simple enough for an 8-year old
  • Exciting and technical enough for a 15-year old
  • Available in GRP, wood or wood/epoxy.

Club Optimist rep Kate Chapman

Victorian International Optimist Dinghy Association

Paper Tiger

The Paper Tiger Catamaran is an exciting single-handed catamaran that provides enjoyable, competitive racing for a wide range of ages, weights and strengths. It has tight control over the rules that guarantees exceptional racing, yet there is sufficient freedom within the rules to give plenty of opportunity for sailors to experiment.

For more information about Paper Tiger sailing at McCrae, contact the class rep, Luke Stout.

Victorian Paper Tiger Association

Pacer

The Pacer is a 3.8m one design sloop rigged family dinghy, complete with spinnaker. The Pacer is the ideal performance family yacht, it has a lightweight hull, capable of high planing speed. Its wide beam and not excessive amount of sail allows this performance to be had by husband/wife or parent/child.
McCrae Yacht Club has hosted the Pacer Nationals, State titles, teams racing and sailing for schools all in pacers.

For information regarding pacer sailing at McCrae, contact the class rep, Murray O'Brien.

Pacer Association

Sabre

The SABRE was designed in 1974 by Rex Fettell who also designed the MINNOW. It is arguably the largest single-handed class in Australia with 36 clubs sailing the SABRE in Victoria and strong fleets in South Australia and Tasmania and is well represented in NSW, QLD and WA.

For more information about Sabre sailing at McCrae, contact the class rep,Lisa Barrand.

Sabre Association

Taipan

Although the Taipan was designed in 1981 its origin stems from a composite of the world's consummate racing catamarans, Tornado and A-Class, and still leads the pack as the most durable, high lexapro performance and versatile craft available - even in today's marketplace! The design, construction and power to weight ratio offers a truly electrifying ride for the social thrill seeker, up to the seasoned racer, in a wide range of wind and sea conditions. Taipan is a one-design class with full options on sail, foils and accessory manufacturers. Add a spinnaker and it's also class legal for F-16 class racing.

Sailed single handed, or two-up with a jib, the true values of this craft are little known but highly appreciated by those who sail it.

For more information about Taipan sailing at McCrae, contact the class rep, Steven Floyd.

Taipan Association

 

Tasar

The Tasar is one Australia's most popular off the beach dinghys. Sailed in over a dozen countries around the world, the Tasar is most popular with male/female crew combinations. McCrae has a long tradition of Tasar sailing and has one of the strongest fleets sailing in Victoria.

For more information about Tasar sailing at McCrae, contact the class rep, Michael Paynter.

Tasar Association

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