It's a way of life...

 The Hobie 16 (H16) is a popular catamaran manufactured by the Hobie Cat Company for racing and day sailing. Introduced in 1972, the Hobie 16 is the second largest boat fleet in the world, with over 109,000 boats built to date. But enough of the boring stuff (like facts)... 

Geraldton Yacht Club hosts a small, yet very dedicated, fleet of Hobie 16s. Their colourful sails can often be seen in Champion Bay as they scream along the coastline (yes, they do like to go quick).

The Hobie Cat is not for the faint hearted, just ask any of the members who sail in this class. They will tell you just how fast, furious and insane these boats can be. Then they’ll tell you it’s the most fun you’ll ever have swinging off a mast with nothing but fibreglass and trampoline mat to stand on.
Taking a morning to crew on one of these is well worth the time, and adrenaline, and may just lead to a new obsession for you. The Skippers of these Catamarans are usually more than happy to take you out, string you up, and scare the hell out of you, all for the feel of the wind in their hair, and the sound of ‘YeeeaaaahhhhaaaaaarrrrRGH!!!’.

To find out more about sailing at the Geraldton Yacht Club, contact the club on (08) 9964 1664 or email them at

You are also more than welcome to visit the club on Sunday mornings from October to May to check out what's going on. 


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Learn To Sail with Qualified Yachting Australia Instructors.

Anyone interested in learning to sail put your name down for our next course.



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Tackers 1 - Having Fun $280

 7 - 12 year olds

Children sail in pairs in small boats. They will learn how to rig the boat, launch, sail back into the beach, tack and gybe to turn the boat around, sail in a straight line and how to capsize and right the boat.

Includes 20 hours tuition and Tackers 1 Pack

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Tackers 2 - Tricks & Techniques $280

7 - 12 year olds

Call the office for information on this course.

If children are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support from the Instructor. They will learn to sail upwind and downwind and continue to improve their skills

Start Sailing - Level 1 $280

For teenagers and adults

Contact the office for information on this course

Here you are introduced to the fun of Dingy sailing in a safe and supportive environment. You will learn how to rig and de-rig the boat, launch and sail back to the beach, the skills of capsizing, how to sail in a straight line and how to tack and gybe the boat to turn it around.



For more information contact the Club on 08 9964 1664 or Email

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