SAILFISH

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The Sailfish was designed by Jack Carroll and Bruce Scott in the late 1950's as a cheap and easy to build introduction to sailing. It was introduced at Parkdale YC and soon became popular around Victoria and interstate. The first national titles were held in 1969.
It is not raced as a class anymore but many sailfish are still being sailed.
Sailfish number 2 "Debonair" is the oldest still surviving and was Jack Carroll's boat. It has been beautifully restored and sails with the classic dinghy fleet. It appeared on the cover of an edition of Seacraft's Boat Plans in the early 1960's (see photo on the right). 
We welcome anyone who has a Sailfish to come and join us at the next Inverloch CWD Regatta or any of our other events.
                            
NOTE!!
  The Sailfish has a fantastic new website:
   https://australiansailfish.wordpress.com/

The Sailfish turnout at the 2017 Inverloch CWD Regatta exceeded our wildest expectations -- 11 boats came from around Victoria and interstate -- and with the added bonus of the presence of Mr. Sailfish himself, the evergreen Jack Carroll, was the biggest of many highlights.
That's Jack below with a group of Sailfish sailors at Inverloch with Jack's original boat "Debonair."
  Sailfish number 2 "Debonair"
 at the Inverloch CWD Regatta

Sailfish lined up on the beach 
 at the Inverloch CWDR 2017

Sailfish at the Inverloch CWD Regatta
Close racing at Inverloch
DESPERADOS OF THE DEEP SOUTH
 40 years after the newspaper   photo - left.

- WANTED -
1 OR MORE SAILFISH

GREG BARWICK IS LOOKING FOR ONE OR MORE AUSTRALIAN SAILFISH THAT SOMEONE NO LONGER HAS A USE FOR.
HE WANTS TO RESTORE AND SAIL IT/THEM.
PLEASE CONTACT HIM ON: