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Classes sailed at Nedlands Yacht Club


The Optimist is an Australian Sailing recommended class for junior sailors. Suitable crew with weight between 30 and 55kgs. Ages 7 to 14 year old.

The perfect boat for introducing sailing to young people. It is forgiving  but technical enough to provide both an mental and physical change to young sailors.

Western Australian International Optimist Dinghy Association

Flying 11s

The Flying Eleven is an exciting, high performance, light weight racing dinghy, competitively sailed by 2 people of a preferable combined crew weight between 75 and 115kgs.

Teams under 18 years old race the Flying Eleven in the Junior Class. Teams 18 years old and up race in the Open Dinghy Class.

The Flying Eleven class tends to be a transitional class up to the  National 125 boats.

Flying 11 National Association

National 125s

The National 125 is a 12.5 foot (3.83 m) fun, fast two person intermediate sailing dinghy complete with spinnaker and trapeze, a boat for everyone. It has a design that appeals to the person wanting a piece of the sailing action without going overboard on costs.

The National 125 is a great boat for all ages with sailors ranged anywhere between 8 and 60 years of age.  Competitive crews include teenage skipper-crew combinations, parent – child combinations and more senior skipper-crew combinations.

Open Dinghies

This category is open to all other dinghies that wish to race. It includes Lasers, RS Aeros, RS Quest, Waszp.


The Hobie 16 is a very popular catamaran and well supported at the club. The Class thrives on having good fun, with these fast, easy to rig   boats. There is great dealer and association support.  Nedlands is the home to a number of very successful Hobie 16 sailors including World and National champions. With friendly yet competitive club racing and regattas on most weekends through the year, Hobie Class sailing is never dull and caters to a wide range of ages and abilities.

Definitely the one of the strongest class in WA and Australia, the 16 can be sailed not only in the open discipline but also Masters (over 45), Grand Masters ( over 55), Women’s and Youth (under 21). Sailed in Perth at Nedlands Yacht Club, and Jervoise Bay Sailing Clubs, also at country yacht clubs in Geraldton, Karratha, Albany and Broome, the 16 really caters for everyone.

Open Cats

The Open Cats section is open to any off the beach catamarans other than Hobie 16’s that would like to race.
This includes Tornadoes, Formula 18’s, A-Class cats, NACRA’s, Hobie Tigers and Formula 16’s.

Speak to office during the week or the officer of the day on race day mornings to see how you could sail in the Open Cat fleet.

Sports Boats

Our sports boat fleet race from the Club on Sunday afternoon during the sailing season. This exciting and competitive fleet is fun to sail and popular with all ages. Crewing opportunities are regularly available.

Elliot 5.9, Elliot  7, Elliot 770


A competitive fleets of multi-hulls race from the Club on Sunday afternoon during the sailing season. This is a popular and competitive fleet.

New crew always welcome.

Magnum 8.5, MB 24, Roberts 24, Ross 780, SonataSabre 22,  Corsair 750, Corsair MkII, Prescott 850 and Viking 30.

Red Witch

Red Witch’s offer competitive one design fleet racing. We have a good fleet of these fun boats which are easy to handle two up or a full crew of up to five.

The Red Witch is a shallow draught 20-foot (6.0 m) trailer able, fixed keel yacht, designed to fit under major bridges on the Swan River in Western Australia. The boats are easy to cruise and race and are an excellent entry into sailing as they are affordable and easy to maintain.

Cruisers Div 3&4

A competitive fleets of cruisers, are raced from the club during the sailing season. These smaller cruisers and trailable boats make up the combined Division 3 and 4 fleet. Some of the Club’s cruisers participate in mid-week races and twilight cruises, cruises in company with other clubs and go on short ocean cruises.

Admiral 21, Diamond, Elliot 5.9 and 7, Endeavour 24, Farr 5000, 6000 and 7500, M27, Magnum 8.5, MB 24, Noelex 25, Red Jacket, Red Witch, Roberts 24, Ross 780, SonataSabre 22, Sorcerer, Spacesailer 18, 20 and 22, Swarbick 20, Corsair 750, Corsair MkII, Prescott 850 and Viking 30.