The S80 is a 5 crew one design keelboat that is very well suited to the waters of Port Phillip with exciting downwind surfing capabilities.
Victorian Class Championships attract around 20 entries and with a good IRC and AMS rating, the S80 also performs strongly in mixed fleet events.
The S80 is a one-design yacht designed for racing and cruising. It is intended to provide, at reasonable cost, high-performance racing for inshore and limited offshore events, while at the same time providing simple and spacious accommodation to exploit the cruising potential of the boat. It is with this racing and cruising potential of the yacht in mind, together with the aim to prohibit the use of expensive and sophisticated equipment, that the rules of the Class have been framed.
Swarbrick 80s are still being built today, 30 years after the first one touched the water.