A mix of club-owned and private boats, our fleet is rapidly expanding with over 50 boats by the beginning of 2015. From the simple dinghy to the advanced catamaran, there is a boat for everyone, from the novice to the experienced competitor. Some boats have been imported while others are built in China. If you consider buying a boat, we would be happy to advise you on the best options.
If you want to helm a club boat you must first pass the safety test. Please see a committee member. Of course you are always welcome as crew/
It may be the smallest boat on our lake but the SBYC’s Optimist fleet is the club’s largest and it’s still growing. Our Youth Sailing program started in the spring of 2007 and now has more than a dozen boats and an even larger number of enthusiastic kids. At SBYC the kids learn to sail for fun and to race fair. Come and try a free ride on one of our Open Days.
The worlds best selling two-person sailboat in recent years, an ISAF International Class, winner of Dinghy of the Year in the USA, Coup de Coeurs in France, an RYA Recognised Junior class…the list of honours goes on and on. The RS Feva is the new benchmark in small sailboats. There are 4 club Fevas at the sailing club.
The World’s best selling 2 man all purpose dinghy in recent years. The club has purchased 6 XL versions complete with sprit and assy gennaker pack. The boats are fast and exciting with all weather capability. Big enough for the family crew and small enough for single handed. Lightweight PE3 construction. See http://www.rssailing.com
|Topper Topaz Uno
The Topper Topaz Uno is a training boat for beginners to advanced sailors. We have a fleet of roughly 13 boats. The rig features: - Reefable mainsail which allows power to be controlled depending on conditions and user ability. - Inverted leech making it easier to control for newcomers. - 2-piece mast and simple rig means the boat is easy to assemble. - The 1.75m2 jib is bigger than competitors designs offering fun sailing for children and adults alike.
The Topaz OMEGA is a fantastic all rounder that everyone can enjoy. The reasons for the popularity of the Omega are that it is so versatile, and it is easy to rig, launch and sail. It is a family sailboat that provides rewarding performance with space, comfort, stability and security for family and friends. Fast, fun sailing with a gennaker and trapeze or a relaxed day with your family and friends - you decide.
|Red Dragon D5.8
The bigger boat in our fleet, the Xiamen-built Red Dragon D5.8 has a large, safe cockpit that makes it perfect for teaching new sailors, or as a family day boat. With its optional spinnaker and large mainsail, it also affords some spirited racing around the cans. There are now ten D5.8 in our fleet, owned by our members, with more on order.
Designed in 1963, the 470 has been an Olympic sailing class since 1976. Equipped with spinnaker and trapeze, the boat demands real teamwork and is extremely fast. It is suitable for both male and female crews. Our five 470 crews enjoy some of the closest racing on Dianshan Lake.
|F16 Taipan Catamaran
The Taipan is a state of the art racing catamaran and is sailed either single or double handed. Light and fast, Taipans are popular in Australia, where they are built, and Singapore. The four Taipans now in the club were imported from Australia by a group of our members.
Now 4 of these fast exciting 24ft Trimarans are on the lake, two are privately owned one is available for charter at a reasonable fee. The boats offer speeds in excess of 20 knots on a stable safe platform. Cruising with up to 10 persons onboard is comfortably managed. Racing with a crew of 4 or 5 is great fun with fully battened main, jib, code 1 (screacher) and large assy spinnaker off a 2 metre sprit. Boat has a daggerboard and suitable for sailing in shallow waters down to 1.5m depth. (daggerboard up draft is less than 0.5m) Equipped with small outboard motor. Foldable and trailable. See http://www.corsairmarine.com
Developed in New Zealand, the 4.4m Weta trimaran is a brilliant new design that looks great, is fun to sail, simple to rig and fits into your garage. A two-level cockpit and the absence of a boom means there is plenty of room for two adults, while the inherent stability of a trimaran makes for safe sailing with children. Since launching at Dianshan Lake in late 2006, our Weta fleet has expanded rapidly to 12 boats.
The Multi 23 is a racing trimaran that can exceed 20 knots of boat speed. There are 2 of these at the sailing club, both privately owned. The Multi 23 based on the most innovative ocean racing 60’ trimarans, will fulfill all the young at heart.
The Laser is a worldwide known sailing dinghy. It was designed in 1969 but is still the most sailed boat in the world. With the boat included in the Olympics, it is an all-around great dinghy to sail that offers speed, fun, and a challenge.