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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 dinghy's that suit juniors, teenagers and adults. Generally the minimum age is 9 years old but it is dependent on swimming ability
Dinghy racing is generally held on Saturday mornings during the summer sailing season which extends from October to April, and the 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, or in another dinghy, or helping out on a support boat during racing or training.
For those just starting out, dinghy training courses are available during the school holidays and on weekends. These classes are small with qualified sailing instructors. The Club has a number of each type of dinghy available for training and racing.

Dinghy Classes

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 8-14 yrs
Tasars - two handed for all ages
Lasers - single handed for 15 yr old – adults
Contenders - single handed for teenagers – adults
National 125  - two handed for all ages

Hillarys Yacht Club Optimist Dinghy RacingHillarys Yacht Club Tasar Dinghy RacingHillarys Yacht Club Laser Dinghy RacingHillarys Yacht Club Contender Dinghy RacingHillarys Yacht Club 125 Dinghy Racing

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Race Fees

Combined Storage and Racing (Winter-Summer)   $253*
Racing Only Fees:  
Combined Winter & Summer Single Handed  $150 
Double Handed $180
Winter Series Single Handed $40
Double Handed $48 per boat

Summer Series

Single Handed $110
Double Handed $132 per boat
Per Race Day Single Handed $20
Double Handed $25 per boat

 *Requires 50% participation in dinghy activities each year, otherwise cost is $506

SKIPPER Dinghy Racing Registration Form

CREW Dinghy Racing Registration Form

Upcoming Events

  • Dinghy Racing Annual Presentation Dinner - Sunday 6 May 2018

Join the Dinghy Racing Section for a celebration of the past year's Dinghy sailing activities and presentation of awards and trophies. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the presentations with a full buffet dinner.
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  • Winter Series Racing - Starts 16 June 2018

Race 1: 16 June 2018 Race 4: 21 July 2018
Race 2: 30 June 2018 Race 5: 11 August 2018
Race 3: 14 July 2018 Race 6: 18 August 2018

Please refer to the Dinghy Sailing Handbook 2017-18 available to download at the bottom of the page. Please note, some dates have been changed since the publication of the handbook.

  • Thursday Morning Dinghy Sailing

Dinghy sailing activities for adults on a Thursday morning each fortnight with the Keelboat group will commence on Thursday 1st February.
Briefing at 9:15am in the Junior Clubhouse. Sailing activity starts 10am.
Celebrations afterwards in the wet bar from 12 pm.
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Past Events

  • SAIL EASTER COACHING REGATTA:  March 30 - April 1 2018

Experience our biggest and best blue water dinghy coaching regatta next Easter at Perth’s #1 ocean marina. Great Club food and beverage facilities and Sorrento Quay shops, cafes, restaurants are just a quick walk away. Top it all off with safe marina and ocean swimming beaches for all the family. Loads of off-street parking and secure overnight dinghy storage too!

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  • Cow Rock Race - 10 February 2018

A great turn out and spectacle of dinghy racing as moored yachts and power boats enjoyed a front row seat to a day's racing!

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  • Australia Day Race - Friday 26 January 2018

A friendly morning of racing followed by lunch and drinks in the Wet Bar.


Race Results



Training Manager Chris Kelly: 9246 2833
Rear Commodore Sailing: Mark Taylor | Tel: 0409 522 886 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dinghy Captains: Tim Tucker | Tel: 0438 747 123 and Warren Dick | Tel: 0439 264 917





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