What is a Skate?
The Skate is a high performance two person racing dinghy known for exhilarating sailing. Skate's consistently provide the sensation of speed at the very edge of control, in winds ranging from 15 to 25 knots.
The Skate is a national class unique to Australia, originally developed 50 years ago to offer high performance at an affordable price.
Fourteen feet long, they have few restrictions and can be configured to suit individual preferences. Most Skates have a 10-foot long plank for the crew, and an 8-foot plank for the skipper. These planks are slid across the hull from one side to the other when tacking. Configurations include short wings with two trapezes, longer wings with one trapeze, or trampolines.