The dinghy fleet is a very active and innovative group within the club and members include several international sailors.

Key Dinghy Classes

  • Optimist
  • Open Skiff
  • P Class
  • Starling
  • 420
  • Laser
  • Zephyr
  • Hobie Catamaran
  • Paper Tiger Catamaran
  • A Class Catamaran
  • R Class (see http://www.rclass.org for more information).
  • Finn
  • Elliott 6

Coaching is offered for sailors who wish to improve their racing and boat handling skills and the fleet has a friendly network of people who can offer advice on those thorny questions like jib tension, mast rake, rudder rake and rigging for different weather conditions.

Lyttelton Harbour provides a wonderful area for racing or family sailing in a small dinghy with many sheltered bays and historic Quail Island and Ripapa Island just a short sail away for a picnic or exploration.

A limited amount of storage is available for active members in dinghy sheds and a locked outdoor compound. Please contact the office to enquire.