Swarbrick s80

4.9 from 8 Reviews


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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
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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.
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Great value yacht for Port Phillip

Reviewed Nov 2016
I have been part of a syndicate for 10 years so it has been really affordable. The S80 is suitable for Port Phillip and there is regular sailing, up to twice a week in summer. Having an outboard and the option to keep on a hardstand lessens time on upkeep and reliability, and hence more time sailing!
Downwind surfing
One Design racing - active Class Associations
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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
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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.
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