Classes Sailed at NSC


The Flying Eleven is a training/racing skiff sailed by a skipper and a crew with a combined weight of 75 – 100kg. Many young sailors start in the Optimist class, race in the morning at Northbridge and crew in the afternoon in a Flying 11. When they're ready to progress to helming the Flying 11, it’ may be time for them to start thinking about getting their own boat.

It is an excellent intermediate boat for young teenagers moving up through their career. There is a well supported association ( and coaches who specialise in Flaying 11’s. Indeed, many of the Olympic Gold Medalists in 2012 and 2016 came through the Flying 11 class.

The F11 National Regattas regularly attract fleets of 90 to 100 boats, State Regattas attracting around 70 to 90 boats split over 2 weekends in November and February each year. There are also other regattas to keep the kids interested.

If you are just learning or want to go to Nationals, the Flying 11 is a great way to enjoy and learn how to sail and race competitively.

Lasers: the world's most popular youth and adult racer

The Laser is a single-handed racing dinghy. As a strict One-Design class, all Laser boats are essentially the same, making for close and competitive racing. The Laser rewards skill in steering, trimming and tactics, and is sailed globally from local clubs up to the Olympics. With nearly 200,000 boats in 140 countries, it is the world’s most popular adult and youth racing sailboat. The boat’s simplicity keeps it affordable, and relatively easy to rig, carry and tow or cartop.

Lasers at Northbridge

We have an active fleet which races most Sundays during the sailing season, and we regularly travel to state and national regattas together, making it a very sociable class and club to join. 

A boat for all sizes and life-stages

The Laser comes with a choice of three different sails & rigs: Standard, Radial and 4.7. Young sailors can start in the 4.7 and move up to larger sails as they grow in size and skill, without needing to buy a new boat. Adults can pick the size of sail which suits them best, or change sails as weather conditions dictate. And senior sailors can keep racing at Masters levels through to 75 and older.

Tasars: would you like to sail a boat that –

• has a lightweight, fibreglass hull that gives high performance sailing
• has racing for all levels, from weekend club racing through to world championships
• is easy enough to sail for husband/wife, parent/child combinations
• has racing and active associations in every state and territory in Australia 
• is inexpensive to get started in
• provides excellent training and social activities
for State association members?

Well, if this sounds like you – Get A Tasar!


The NS14 is an Australian designed sailing dinghy, intended for competitive family sailing. It has a simple rig, is light enough to be lifted into the water by 3 persons of average strength, requires only reasonable fitness to sail, and is affordable by the private sailor.

As the NS14 does not carry a spinnaker it is an easy boat to learn and is ideal for lake and river sailing conditions such as those in Middle Harbour around NSC.

The ideal crew weight is in the range 120-140kg so the boat can easily be sailed by two teenagers or an adult and child.

Class websute:

The International Moth is an eleven foot long, high performance, single handed racing dinghy. We are proud to be one of the few development classes left in the world and have very few design rules including no weight limit. We encourage innovation just as much as we encourage sailing skill. We welcome home boat building and wacky designs, and almost importantly, we welcome unconventional people with open arms. This offical Australian Moth web site has all the latest National information that you need to start Mothing right now.


Opti sailing is a great way for kids to start sailing. They are a popular, simple and affordable start to junior sailing, and kids can learn “just for fun” or get serious and race locally through to State, National and International competition. Click here to read more on the Optimist and why it’s the best intro boat for kids.

This boat is particularly kind to beginners because it is very stable, whilst its popularity means advanced young sailors enjoy very competitive racing at both club and interclub level.There is an excellent class association and associated training programs.

We offer learn to sail courses to help your kids get started, then regular weekend activities from spring to autumn. Contact us if you'd like to learn more. Other relevant links below.