RFBYC's Sports Boat Fleet Captain is: Howard Knight

 

Australia Sports Boat Association (ASBA)

SMS Rating List

 

Sports Boats are high performance trailer yachts of approx. 5.5m to 8m with lifting keels, a large sail area with asymmetric spinnakers, light weight construction and a heavy reliance on crew weight to counterbalance heeling forces.

On the Swan River, Sports Boats have been known to reach speeds of up to 25 knots providing for very exciting sailing. RFBYC has an active fleet of sports boats.

Popular boat designs in Australia include the Melges 24; the Thompson 7, 750 and 8; Elliott 7 and 780; Shaw 650; Stealth 7 and 8; and Viper 640.