Class Associations

Bluebird Association | Facebook
The Bluebird is a compact keelboat: 22ft long with four berths. Known for their robust construction and affordable price tag, the Bluebird makes for an ideal first yacht while still holding enormous attraction for anyone, including seasoned yachties, who enjoy the thrill of competitive class racing or simply a safe cruise.

Classic Yacht Association of Australia (CYAA)
The CYAA was formed in 1994 to promote the ownership, knowledge and appreciation of classic sailing craft in Australia and to preserve them for future generations. The Association  now has approximately 250 members and 120 boats on its register, with a significant number of them sailing from RYCV.

International 29er Class
The 29er is a two-person high performance sailing skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite and first produced in 1998. Derived from the Olympic class49er class, it is raced in the Youth Sailing World Championships. The 29er is able to reach high speeds fairly quickly by having a sleek and hydrodynamichull and will often exceed the wind speed when planning both up and downwind.

International Cadet Class | Australia
The Cadet is still the only World Sailing International Class dedicated to double handed sailing for the age group of 6-17 year olds. A successful technical racing training class by all accounts, since 1947.

Laser Class | Victoria
The Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. As of 2012, there are more than 200,000 boats worldwide. A commonly cited reason for its popularity is that it is robust and simple to rig and sail in addition to its durability. The Laser also provides very competitive racing due to the very tight class association controls which eliminate differences in hull, sails and equipment.

S80 Association | Facebook
The S80 Ticks all the boxes One Design Racing. An active class association, easy to sail fully crewed or two handed, downwind surfing and wet or dry berthing.

Sydney 38
The Sydney 38 is a racing and cruising sailing yacht. It is one of the largest fleets of one-design oceangoing yachts in Australia. The yacht is manufactured by Sydney Yachts.



Yachting World Diamond Association
The Yachting World Diamond is a 9 metre keelboat originating in England in 1958. Diamonds are a one design, open keel boat class and have a mainsail, genoa and spinnaker.