About the S80

The S80 Ticks all the boxes

  • One Design Racing
  • Active Class Association
  • Easy to sail
  • Fully crewed or two handed
  • Downwind surfing
  • Wet or dry berthing
  • Competitive in IRC and AMS
  • 25 Entries to annual state championships
  • Separate class in Festival of Sails
  • Choice of any sail maker and fabrics
  • Inboard or outboard engine
  • Large cockpit
  • Cheap to buy and maintain
  • Ideal size for Port Phillip

Currently we have some very good quality S80s up for sale – check out the For Sale section and be a part of the action over the upcoming summer!

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.

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