Monday, December 7, 2015

New Impulse Launched

Here's Freddy putting his new boat together for the NSW Championships.  The boat went well and felt fast, coming third overall.  See you at the Nationals in Gippsland Lakes.  New boat price list to follow.   

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mark Launches a New Mirror Dinghy for his Daughter

Over the October weekend, Mark from Dinghy Sports launched a brand new Mirror Dinghy for his daughter Layne.  She was a little unsure at first, but once he explained her role, she was fine.  Here's the video of how it unfolded.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as Mark did.  He said "Sailing with your kids is one of life's greatest joys."

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Impulse Hull Shape Update

Here is the hull, ready for waxing and mould production.

Ross, Browny and Freddy are all very happy with the hull shape and fairness, with Ross doing a great job of the hull.  It didn't need much fairing.

Ross describes the hull shape as being ''quite full in bow and mid sections, with a nice transition to a straight run aft.''

Browny reckons it should be good in light winds and be able to carry big sailors across the wind range, with its full mid, super quick down wind, with the round but straight aft.

Check it out and you can comment down below, if you want to.

Next update in several weeks, when the hull mould is complete and  the first hull is under construction

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Impulse Dinghy Press Release


Dinghy Sports of Mona Vale, NSW  is planning to go into production of Impulse dinghy's to a new design by Ross Bradley with input from Michael Brown and others within the class.

The plug boat has been built by Ross Bradley and has had measurements checked. Mark Phillips of Dinghy Sports is intending to build the moulds for completion in August with production starting soon after.
Moulds will also be made for centerboards and rudder blades and Mark has designed a pattern for a lightweight alloy rudder box .
The hulls will be built using high grade polyester gelcote and resin, high grade fabrics, vacuum bag construction with 8mm & 12mm Gurit foam .
The foils will also have high grade fabrics  with carbon fibre uni-directional and foam core.

Dinghy Sports, been building high quality dinghy's since 1979 and currently builds Envy 4.3, Heron, Mirror, Sabot classes.  Mark's production methods will suit the Impulse perfectly and he is confident he can produce a quality product at an attractive price .

Dinghy Sports is offering an "earlybird " special , whereby pre-production orders, secured with a deposit of $4000 during July 2015.  A set of foils will be included with each boat ordered.  A saving of $1,260 off list price . 

INTERESTED ?   Contact Mark on 02 9997 1636 or dinghysports  .
I really think there is a market for this great boat, especially with 'more mature' sailors who are looking for a comfortable high performance lightweight single hander .

 HULL AND DECK complete , limited choice of colours, with bailer, chainplates, hatches, hiking strap saddles fitted   $7,200.

 TROLLEY  $660

More details as they happen at 
Regards ,

Mark ( Freddy ) Phillips 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dinghy Sports New Sabot DX Launch

Dinghy Sports is proud to announce the new Sabot Australian built DX model, priced at $5750.  Now we have the boat and the price, we anticipate solid support from the market for this Australian built sailing boat.

"Working with a dedicated and enthusiastic team from the Sabot Association, has been a rewarding experience for me".  said Mark Phillips, managing director of Dinghy Sports, at the launch of the boat during the recent Sydney Sailing Expo at Manly.  It was widely agreed that, a fresh new look, with changes to reduce the cost of manufacturing, have facilitated the development of a terrific new model at the right price to encourage the market.

The next Sabot is going to Queensland and orders have already come in for more boats.  It is great to see that interest in and replenishment of the class is now occurring.

The new Sabot is priced at $5750.  This includes a fully vacuum bagged foam core construction, which provides a very strong and durable boat.  The talent pool involved with the design, was able to reduce the complexity of some components and streamline areas of manufacture.  "It was great to work with a team willing to consider new ideas and take them into production." said Mark

The Sabot has been part of the Sydney sailing scene since 1958 and the Sabot has provided the training boat for many nationally and internationally elite Australian Sailing champions, currently winning at Olympic and Americas Cup level.

In supporting the Sabot class, you not only support Australian sailing and manufacturing, but also the philosophy that we can do it well with home grown ideas and product.  This is a great example of Australians working as a team.  The Sabot DX is another Australian success story.

For a full price list go here.

Sabot Price List 2016/17

Sabot DX 2016/2017 Price List
(Purchase of complete package is $7000)
Price Breakdown if purchased in parts
Hull                                                                                                                        $3200
New Model DX
Your choice of Colours
Finished and ready for fittings

Fitout 1                                                                      $3550
Bailer, Chainplates Hatches,
Hiking Strap saddles and mainsheet saddles
All fitted

Foils                                                                           $1150
Centreboard $440, Rudder $330,
New rudder blade box and tiller $380

Fitout 2                                                                                $550
To "Raceaway" Package
Includes: MastStep, Blocks and Cleats
Toe Straps and Kit Bag, Ratchet Block
Control Lines and Mainsheet

Sails                                                                            $600
Doyle, McDiarmid

Foil Bag                                                                                                               $100

Flat Cradle                                                                                                       $200

Roll Over Cradle

Spars                                                                          $1055
Bare Mast $500
Rigged Mast $660
Wire Kit $175

Bare Boom $120
Rigged Boom $220

A white glass composite 2 piece mast

Prices are in Australian Dollars
Prices are subject to change without notice
Prices are inclusive of GST- export prices less !0%
Orders must be secured with a 50% deposit, the balance to be paid on receipt of item
Boats must be paid for in full before leaving the factory

Dinghy Sports Australia Pty Limited
Ph:(02) 99971636
5C/89 Darley Street