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Description Detail
Site Address:
Postal Address: 20 Swayfield Road
Email badeney@melbpc.org.au
Phone 9808 5818
Classes sailed Explorer 16,Trailable Yacht Various
Class Type
Class information The Explorer 16, a small trailable yacht of 5.05 m (16 feet) length and 2.13 mm beam, was designed by the Botterill boat-building family in the late 1960s for production in fibreglass. Since then about 150 of the cabin model have been produced. There have also been 11 of an open day-sailer version, and 10 of a 21 foot trailable yacht designed on the same principles. It has an enclosed cabin with two bunks, and carries a mainsail, genoa (or working jib) and optional spinnaker. The dimensions of an Explorer 16 (5.0m long and 2.13m wide) means it sits well on a single-axle trailer and with an all-up weight of about 780 kg, can be towed by cars with engines of 2.0 litre or more. The class rules have always maintained the one-design principle, so that although some enhancements are permitted, the concept of economical family sailing has been continued to this day.
Other information The Explorer 16 Association has supported Explorer 16 owners and enthusiasts since 1977, and welcomes all owners of Explorer yachts to join them for sailing and social purposes, and to obtain the best information and advice available on all aspects of Explorer sailing. An annual Victorian Championship commenced in 1979 and has been held every year since. Racing, cruising and social events are also held throughout the year.


Name Position Email
Andrew Burbidge Class Secretary
Ron Short Class President
Frank Strickland Class Treasurer

Sailed at these clubs

Club Name Web State
Accessible Sailing Club of Victoria www.vic.yachting.org.au/accessible
Albury Wodonga Yacht Club www.awyc.yachting.org.au VIC
Altona Yacht Club www.altonayachtclub.org.au VIC
Apollo Bay Sailing Club www.greatoceanroad.com.au/sailing VIC
Bendigo Yacht Club www.bendigo.yachting.org.au VIC
Black Rock Yacht Club www.bryc.yachting.org.au VIC
Botany Bay Yacht Club www.bbyc.com.au NSW
Bribie Island Yacht Club Inc www.bribieislandyachtclub.org.au QLD
Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club www.bsyc.com.au SA
Brisbane Valley Sailing Club Inc. www.brisbanevalleysailing.org.au QLD
Bundaberg Sailing Club Inc. bundabergsailingclub.com.au/ QLD
Canberra Yacht Club www.canberrayachtclub.com.au ACT
Carcoar Dam Sailing Club carcoarsail.yoll.net NSW
Carrum Sailing Club www.carrumsailingclub.com.au VIC
Ceduna Sailing Club   SA
Cerberus Sailing Club csc.wirenode.mobi/ VIC
Christies Sailing Club www.christiessailing.com SA
Clarence River Yacht Club Inc www.cryc.com.au NSW
Corner Inlet Boat Club
Creswell Sailing Club www.yachting.org.au/db/clubdisplay.asp?ID=515986&Action=Display NSW
Cruising Yacht Club of SA www.cycsa.com.au SA
Darwin Sailing Club www.dwnsail.com.au NT
Derwent Sailing Squadron www.dssinc.org.au TAS
Deviot Sailing Club www.deviotsailingclub.org.au TAS
Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club www.dbyc.org.au WA
Exmouth Yacht Club Inc. www.exmouthyachtclub.org.au WA
Garden Island Yacht Club www.giyc.net SA
Geelong Trailable Yacht Club gtyc.com.au VIC
Geographe Bay Yacht Club www.gbyc.com.au/ WA
Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club www.sailglyc.com VIC
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club www.gryc.com.au SA
Hastings Yacht Club www.hastingsyachtclub.org.au VIC
Hervey Bay Boat Club Yacht Squadron www.herveybay.yachting.org.au QLD
Illawarra Yacht Club www.iyc.com.au NSW
Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club www.lcsc.org.au QLD
Lake Keepit Sailing Club Inc www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-10669-0-0-0&sID=343383 NSW
Lake Wellington Yacht Club www.lakewellingtonyachtclub.org VIC
Largs Bay Sailing Club www.largsbay.yachting.org.au SA
Latrobe Valley Yacht Club www.lvyc.org.au VIC
Leven Yacht Club www.facebook.com/levenyachtclub TAS
Loch Sport Boat Club Inc www.loch-sport.net VIC
Melbourne Trailable Yacht Club www.mtyc.yachting.org.au/ VIC
Merricks Yacht Club www.merricks.org VIC
Metung Yacht Racing Club www.metungyachtclub.yachting.org.au VIC
Milang Regatta Club www.milangregattaclub.com.au SA
Mooloolaba Yacht Club www.mooloolaba.yachting.org.au QLD
Mordialloc Motor Yacht Club www.mmyc.com.au VIC
Mornington Yacht Club www.morningtonyc.yachting.org.au VIC
Multihull Yacht Club of Queensland www.mycq.org.au QLD
Nedlands Yacht Club www.nyc.org.au WA
Newcastle & Hunter Trailer Yacht Association www.trailersailer.org NSW
Newhaven Yacht Squadron Inc. www.nys.org.au/ VIC
Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club www.nyrc.yachting.org.au QLD
North East Windsport Club Inc VIC
North Queensland Cruising Yacht Club QLD
Port Adelaide Sailing Club www.portadelaidesailingclub.com SA
Port Albert Yacht Club   VIC
Port Augusta Yacht Club www.portaugustayachtclub.com.au SA
Port Bouvard Yacht Club www.pbyc.org.au WA
Port Dalrymple Yacht Club www.pdyc.yachting.org.au TAS
Port Lincoln Yacht Club www.plyc.com.au SA
Port Stephens Yacht Club www.psyc.com.au NSW
Port Victoria Cruising Boat Club  
Port Vincent Sailing Club www.pvsc.yachting.org.au SA
Portland Yacht Club   VIC
Queenscliff Lonsdale Yacht Club qlyc.org.au VIC
Queensland Cruising Yacht Club www.qcyc.com.au QLD
Robe Yacht Club www.robeyachtclub.org.au SA
Royal Port Pirie Yacht Club www.royalportpirieyachtclub.org.au SA
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron www.rqys.com.au QLD
Royal SA Yacht Squadron www.rsays.yachting.org.au SA
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania www.ryct.org.au TAS
Safety Beach Sailing Club www.safetybeachsailingclub.com.au VIC
Sandringham Yacht Club www.syc.com.au VIC
Southport Yacht Club www.southportyachtclub.com.au QLD
St George Motor Boat Club   NSW
Sussex Inlet & Basin Yacht Club sibyc.com.au/ NSW
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club www.rpayc.com.au NSW
The Trailer Sailer Club of Queensland www.tscq.com.au QLD
Tin Can Bay Sailing Club Inc. www.tincanbay.org.au/groups/yacht/index.htm QLD
Tinaroo Sailing Club www.tinaroo.yachting.org.au QLD
Trailable Yacht Club of Victoria jacq.istos.com.au/tycv/? VIC
Twofold Bay Yacht Club Inc www.twofoldbayyc.sailing.org.au NSW
Wagga Wagga Sailing Club Inc www.waggwaggasailingclub.com.au NSW
Wallaroo Sailing Club www.wallaroosc.yachting.org.au SA
Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club Ltd www.wangirslasc.yachting.org.au NSW
Warneet Motor Yacht Club www.warneetmyc.com VIC
Western Port Mariners Club Inc www.wpmc.org.au VIC
Westernport Yacht Club www.westernport.org.au VIC
Whitsunday Sailing Club www.whitsundaysailingclub.com.au QLD
Whyalla Yacht Club www.whyallayachtclub.org SA
Williamstown Sailing Club www.williamstownsailingclub.org.au VIC
Wirinna Yacht Club www.wirrinacove.com.au SA
Wynnum Manly Sailing Club www.wmyc.com.au QLD