Swarbrick s80

4.9 from 8 Reviews


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Fantastic one design racing and the family can go cruising.

Reviewed Nov 2016
Purchased a very ordinary S80 in Sydney, transported it to Melbourne, spent 18 months restoring the boat and since then have had 14 years of fun and pleasure.

The S80 is competitive and reliable class with a wonderful group who sail on Port Phillip Bay all year round.
Race or cruise - all works and a very family friendly class.
3 people found this helpful. Do you?Thank parched

Affordable One Design Keelboat Racing

Reviewed Nov 2016
I have owned Merak for 14 years and race it in Saturday Club Races, S80 State Championships and the Festival of Sails.

The boat is very reliable and maintenance is affordable as most work can be done DIY.
The close racing in a competitive, but collaborative fleet
The ability to be competitive in mixed fleets.
An excellent class association
2 people found this helpful. Do you?Thank bashuibers

One design. Solid. Forgiving. Fun. Low cost oh and did i say one design

Reviewed Dec 2016
2 years

Reliable boat. Cheap to maintain. Solid and strong

Race twice a week plus state titiles and passage races. Can sail from solo to 6 up. Love it
Pit your skills against other crews not their bank balances
One of the biggest one design fleets in Melbourne
All good
2 people found this helpful. Do you?Thank Steve

The S80 is easy to sail short handed, great OD racing, roomy cockpit, great family yacht

Chris Byrne
Reviewed Nov 2016
I have owned Imaginer for 5 years

We try to sail every other week though out the year, Sunday Sailors is our family and friends time, Club Marine and Victorian Championships are our One Design racing time and my wife and I also go out for little sails around the bay on nice days

The design is robust and considering most of the boats are now 30+ years old they are all in quite good condition with some having been maintained very well.
The one design racing was what made me choose to buy it
They are very good value
Friendly yacht to sail in all conditions even with novices
1 person found this helpful. Do you?Thank Chris Byrne

Fast yacht with great cockpit space

Joy Vance
Reviewed Nov 2016

Sail up and down the bay , some racing , often solo sail Mornington to St Kilda or twilight races
S80 association .Price. One design competition.
Old rudder design. Some have a new rudder design.
1 person found this helpful. Do you?Thank Joy Vance
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