Dinghy sailing has been the lifeblood of Lindisfarne Sailing Club for over 60 years. Our dinghy sailing takes place on Sundays during summer months. Learn to sail activities are held on Sunday mornings, and racing takes place during the afternoon.

Sailors wishing to race arrive in the latter half of Sunday morning and rig their boats, then have lunch prior to the race briefing at 12pm. We’re generally on the water by 1pm for a race start around 1:30. 

Lunchtimes on Sundays are an opportunity for all our dinghy sailors – both learners and experienced – to meet and get to know each other. Our experienced sailors are always willing to share knowledge and assist when needed.

Our club boats are available for hire on Sunday mornings for a non-competitive sail, or for racing on Sunday afternoons. We can usually hire out a boat on the spot, but it’s better to get in contact first to arrange a time to meet. Contact secretary@lindisfarnesailingclub.com.au it you’re interested.

Please note that we require all sailors to be a member of an Australian Sailing affiliated club.  For those new to sailing, complimentary temporary membership of Lindisfarne Sailing Club is available, valid for up to four sailing sessions, via the "SailPass" system.



Lindisfarne is home to a steady fleet of Sabres, we also currently have 3 club owned boats which are available for hire. Want to give it a go? Simply get in touch with us via secretary@lindisfarnesailingclub.org.au to arrange a test sail!

Click here to view the Sabre Association website


The Pacer is a 3.8m one design sloop rigged family dinghy. Its wide beam and not excessive amount of sail allows it to be easily handled by a couple or parent/child. It is safe and stable.

Lindisfarne has a fleet of six Pacer Class boats available for use by members and for casual hire. Members usually race Pacers on Sunday afternoons, and there is often an opportunity to take a newcomer out with a more experienced sailor. Please get in touch for more information or drop in and see us!

For more information on the Pacer Class head to the Australian Pacer Association website here


The Heron is a two person dinghy that is sailed in all states of Australia.  The Heron was designed in the early 1950s by Jack Holt in the UK.  The class was introduced to Australia in the late 1950s and has flourished in its new home.

The Heron offers safe entry level sailing for novices but also provides an ongoing challenge for experienced sailors who are seeking to optimise performance. The Heron has a long and proud history of family involvement.  Many of the past class national championships have been won by parent/child crew combinations. A number of sailors who crewed in the Heron in the past have returned to the class with their own children to share the family sailing experience.

Lindisfarne Sailing Club has a long and rich history with the class. Herons have been sailed in Tasmania at Lindisfarne Sailing Club for over 50 years.

Read more about the class on the Tasmanian Heron Assocation website here


The Sabot is a small dinghy designed for kids. The club currently has two for hire and is looking to expand into a junior fleet, as young sailors complete our learn to sail course. Sabots are readily available to buy, and a great boat for a child getting into sailing.

For more information head to the Tasmanian Sabot Sailing Association website here


Optimists are designed for kids. These small craft are perfect for beginners and Lindisfarne has a healthy fleet of boats which are primarily used for the club learn to sail program.

For more information on the Optimist Class head to the Australian Optimist Association website here