Links to Sections of interest to current and potential dinghy sailors :
1. Weather
2. Organisations
3. Class Associations
4. Some Other Clubs
5. Sailing Products and Distributors

1. Weather

Port Phillip & Westernport Bay Forecast
Forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Port Phillip Bay Wind Observations
Live wind reports and 7 day forecasts to boating people.

Solar Panel Statistics 
Statistics from the panels on the club roof.

2. Organisations 

Australian Sailing
The national body for sailing in Australia. Includes Links to Victorian division.

Parks Victoria

3. Class Associations

Impulse Association

Australian Impulse Association

Laser Association 

Australian Laser Association
The Laser class is the most popular dinghy class in World/Australia/Victoria

Victorian Laser Association 

Minnow Class

Minnow Association 

Minnow is the second most popular junior class in Australia.

Mirror Class

International Mirror Class Association of New South Wales
MCANSW website which includes info on January 2019 Worlds in Sydney

Optimist Association

Victorian International Optimist Dinghy Association 

Victorian Division of the most popular junior class in World/Australia/Victoria

Pacer Class 

RS classes

Australian RS boats  
Website of Australian Supplier and Class Association for RS boats

Sabre Class

Sabre Sailing Association of Australia 
The Sabre is the second most popular single-handed youth adult dinghy class in Australia,

4. Other Sailing Clubs

Albert Park Yacht Club

Altona Yacht Club

Port Melbourne Yacht Club

5. Sailing Products and Distributors

Australian Customs Advice - buying over the Internet 
Current advice from Australian Customs for purchasing items over the Internet.

Boat Books Australia 
Has an extensive online catalogue on boat related books, videos and computer software.

Discount Seamart Rigging & Splicing
Stainless Steel and Rope Splicing. Jason Douglas Mob : 0419 436444 or email :

Intensity Sails 
Order online training sails and equipment for International classes including Laser and Optimist.

Hooper Sails 
Hooper sails have made sails for keelboats and dinghys for over 35 years. Located in Cheltenham, VIC.

Key Insurance Group 
Brokers for most types of insurance including boats, businesses, residential properties and community clubs. Ask for Keith Riddle.

Port Custom Yacht Canvas 
Made to order canvas products including boat covers. Located on Bellarine Peninsula.

West Coast Sailing - Online Store 
Internet store for Laser, Optimist, & Tasar Sails, Parts, Upgrades, and Sailing Apparel.

Whitworths Marine & Leisure 
Boat Gear, Parts & Accessories. Extensive online catalogue.


Reports of Interest

Parks Victoria Masterplan for Albert Park Reserve

Expected Release in 2018 ?


Yachting Australia Sports Market Research

Sport Fitness & Recreation Environmental Scan 2014 by Service Skills Australia : Extracted Summary Sport MResearch Scan2014.docx

Sport Fitness & Recreation Environmental Scan 2014 by Service Skills Australia : Full Report SISC1140%20SFR%20EScan_MR.pdf

Yachting Australia Gemba Research and Brand Strategy Report, February 2012 : Summary for Yacht Clubs ya-gemba-summary-clubs.pdf

Yachting Australia Gemba Research and Brand Strategy Report, February 2012 : Full Report gemba-asc-yachting-report.pdf