Be aware that you can’t participate in any water sport activity if you can’t swim.
|Hobie Wave (catamaran)||$55 hr|
|Dart 16 (catamaran)||$75 hr|
|Hobie Getaway 16 (catamaran)||$75hr|
|Pico (dinghy)||$55 hr|
|Windsurf kit||$55 hr||($25 thereafter)|
|Kayaks (single)||$25 hr|
|Kayaks (double)||$50 hr|
|Kayaks (triple)||$75 hr|
|Kayak (single) Fishing Outback||$40 hr|
|Stand Up Paddle Board||$30hr|
|Barbeque hire (free tongs)||$40hr|
Call us on to check the weather and equipment availability. We do not require to see a licence /certificate. You do need to be able to sail confidently when you hire from us, this will be enforced and if you bend the rules or sail out of the sailing area at any time we will bring you in and you will forfeit your hire charge.
On arrival at the sailing school you will be asked to fill in a waiver form (if you are a regular please ask for your form from the file). On completion of the form and after payment our helpful staff will fit you with buoyancy aids and take you down to the beach and your equipment.
The sailing area will be described and shown to you by one of our sailing instructors. You are required for safety reasons to stay in the sailing area.
We will provide rescue cover at all times when any equipment is on the water. We have three rescue boats which will be manned by our instructors and they will also be in direct VHF radio contact with each other as well as our office.
THE PICO - This is the ideal craft for teaching beginners and to practice and advance your sailing skills. The boat is designed with simplicity in mind to allow maximum ease of use. It has a simple reefing option, allowing you to take this boat out in a large range of wind conditions. When you see beginners who have only sailed for a matter of hours sailing single-handed in a big breeze with a big smile, then you will know they are in a very special boat.
The Biggest small boat around - with its combination of a spacious self draining cockpit and a high boom the Pico has stacks of room aboard for children or a couple of adults.
"Suddenly learning to sail has got 'beach cred'! Pico looks the part and has a personality to match. Beginners will immediately feel at ease with this boat. But don't be surprised to find top sailors having fun aboard."
Ben Ainslie, 2000, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist.
The boat also benefits from the unique reef system that can be operated when afloat. The mainsail simply furls around the mast – simple as that! There are no knots to tie.
The Pico comes as standard with a Dacron mainsail and jib
Hull Tecrothene A122
Length (LOA) - 3.50m;
Beam – 1.43m;
Mainsail – 5.10m2;
Weight: - Weight of Hull - 60kg Sails
Capacity: 1 adult / 1 adult and 1 child / 3 children
So user friendly, it almost sails itself. It's fun, great for beginners! Designed especially for recreation and beginner sailors, the HOBIE WAVE is easy to use for the whole family. A remarkable plastic moulding process makes this 13 foot catamaran lightweight and very durable. It is quick to assemble as well as fast and exciting to sail! Learning to sail the Hobie Wave is simple. Incredible stability and manoeuvrability are combined with high performance to make a very enjoyable, effortless sail. It's so easy to tack and gybe that complete novices can be sailing solo in short order and the Hobie Wave has performance that will get proficient sailors excited to sail more often. Masthead float helps prevent full inversion when capsized.
Length: 13' 0"
Mast Length: 20'
Weight: 245 lbs.
Hull Construction: Roto-Molded Polyethylene
Capacity: 3 people
The Dart 16 - provides exciting performance, yet can easily be handled by inexperienced crew. The responsiveness is similar to that found on a racing dinghy, yet the Dart 16 is exceptionally stable and forgiving.
For high winds, mainsail reefing is an option - the Jib can be furled in seconds, and in waves the Dart 16 handles better than many larger catamarans thanks to the unique hull shape. With skegs incorporated into the hull design, avoiding the requirement for daggerboards, plus unique lifting rudders, setting off and returning to shore is simplicity itself. Our Dart 16 is fitted with a mast head float which helps to prevent inversion if the dinghy is capsized.
Dart 16 features and Benefits - Roto moulded hull for durability and low maintenance / Incredibly easy to sail – making it an ideal holiday boat / Simple reefing system enabling quick de-powering on the water / Unique lifting rudder to help keep the rudder blade in perfect condition / No Boom for easy movement around the boat / Skeg Hulls and no daggerboards making launching and landing easier
Beam - 2.30m
Mast Height (Complete) - 7.50m
Main Sail - 10.40m2 / Jib - 2.70m2
Gennaker - 11.53m2
Weights: Hull weight - 48kg per hull
Construction Material - Techrothene 121
Capacity: Capacity 3 adults
The Hobie Getaway is Balmoral's most social and comfortable boat to take out on the water. The Getaway is designed for serious performance, but characteristics make it the perfect cat for a family or group of friends to take out; with significantly more hull volume than the ever-popular Hobie Wave, huge carrying capacity, wing seats and a high-footed mainsail which never gets in the way.
Sailing World – Boat of the Year – Recreational Racer (2002)
Length Overall: 16' 7" / 5.04 m
Beam: 7' 8" / 2.34 m
Draft w/ Rudder Up: 10" / 0.25 m
Mast Length: 25' / 7.62 m
Sail Area: 180 sq ft / 17 sq m
Weight: 390 lbs / 177 kg
Max Load: 1000 lbs / 453 kg
Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene
Seamless Super Linear II Rotomolded Polyethylene
Unique Keel Shape Eliminates Daggerboards
EZ Loc Rudder System (patent pending)
Fully-Battened, Multi-Colored Square-Top, Dacron
Righting-Line & Hobie Mast Float
Comptip Mast for Safety
Cooler/Storage Compartment in Both Hulls
Crusader Kayaks (single) - This is a classic design; Leechy’s team has put this kayak on the market due to its ease for his fitness sessions. “I recommended it to the boys at Balmoral Sailing School for instructional training and hire. This exciting sport is accessible and easy to master. Thanks to the Crusader, Jono is running 30 crusaders in his fleet since 2006 - Go hard boys” Guy Leach
Weight 10 kg
Design Guy Leach
Capacity: Capacity 1 adult or 2 children
Manoeuvrability, speed and stability
Available in either Standard or ruddered ‘XTR’ configuration, the Enduro is a lightweight training ski that features outstanding manoeuvrability and speed whilst retaining great stability.
Designed as a compact racing ski / iron man ski, it is the ultimate surf and wave riding ski. This ski is perfect for fitness and ocean paddling and will appeal to more experienced paddlers or a persistent beginner. The XTR features an adjustable rudder system in place of the Standard’s fixed fin arrangement, and both models feature adjustable foot stretchers.
DIMENSIONS (L X W X H): 3800 X 600 mm WEIGHT: 17 KG
Bic Kayaks (double) - The Tobago kayak is for all the family and all uses. Its ergonomic seating positions and well researched design provide for numerous possibilities of use: paddling alone, with 1 or 2 children, 2 adults, even 2 adults and 1 child. The fluid hull lines mean it’s also well suited to sport kayaking, with the additional crew of your choice, all with maximum comfort and safety. It’s a kayak that’s fun, stable and fast.
Max load 200kg
Capacity: Capacity 2 or 3 children
The Kalao is a veritable 4x4 of the kayak world. Equally at ease on the sea or rivers, for fun or for fishing, it really is the kayak for all adventures. Like all BIC Sport kayaks it features plenty of innovations. The fluid, stable hull design makes it simple for a family of two adults and two children to all ride together in complete comfort. That makes it the first true 3 (adult) person sit-on-top on the market, with 3 proper ergonomic seats. Essentially, the Kalao combines capacity of the old style family canoe, with the safety of a Sit-on-Top kayak! The other big first : it can be adapted to take an electric motor. The largely flat hull design with very little water draught is extremely stable and allows the kayak to go almost anywhere. Such aspects as storing your belongings while kayaking, as well as carrying and transporting your kayak have all also received detailed attention.
Max load 683lbs
Design FRITSCH Associés.com & BIC Sport
WINDSURFING - At balmoral Sailing School we have a fantastic range of windsurf kit for beginners, intermediates and advanced sailors. Boards include Starboard Starts / Primes / Primos / Magnums / Motions / Nova / Viper / Xantos. Sails from Hot Sails Maui range from 3m to 7m with kiddy rigs still available.
(see below for more information)
A PRO FISHING at balmoral
Buy it Sailing Scene Mona Vale Clich here
Whether it’s work or play, the Outback boasts the functionality, stability and utility to get the job done. A wide hull provides form stability, allowing you to cast – or reel in the big one – without rocking the boat. The Outback features plenty of cargo and stowage space, and, thanks to its MirageDrive® system, your hands are free to tend to your photography, casting, or whatever else is on the day’s “work list”.
• Length: 12' 1" / 3.68 m
• Width: 33" / 0.84 m
• MirageDrive™ Weight: 6.6 lbs / 3 kg
• Hull Weight: 62 lbs / 28.12 kg
• Capacity: 400 lbs / 181 kg
• Crew: 1
• Twist and Stow Rudder
• Adjustable High Back Padded Seat w/ Inflatable Lumbar Support
• Two-Piece Paddle w/ On-Hull Storage
• Large Covered Bow Hatch
• Two Molded-In Rod Holders
• Sail Mount
• Rear Cargo Area w/ Bungee® Tie Downs
• Two 8” Twist and Seal Hatches w/ Gear Bucket
• Two Mesh-Covered Stowage Pockets
Fishing on Sydney Harbour
Balmoral Grotto point gives you access to fish some the great area of the harbour that is mostly accessible only from boats. From the rocks you can cast out towards Middle or North Head and be in the right area to catch some of the pelagic species that the Harbour is famous for. Fish entering Middle Harbour to feed must go past Grotto point on their way in, and of course again on their way out so this area can fish well on any part of the tide. The two best techniques for fishing this area is with a small bobby cork, or with as little weight as the conditions will allow. Because you are fishing in such a large area of water burley is very important if you want to have a good session. Using a burley of stale bread or chicken pellets soaked in some tuna oil should do the job. Goods baits for Grotto point are peeled prawns, strips of mullet, tuna and bonito. You could also try pilchards or garfish on a set of ganged hooks.
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Salt Water Fly Fishing
Salt Water Live Baiting
Salt Water Lure Fishing
Man made structure
|Yellowfin Bream |
On Balmoral Beach in Balmoral Sailing Club
HiFly MOTIONs are ideal beginner boards. The large volume, a very tough outer skin (Polypropylene), combined with an unbeatable price/ performance ratio, make these boards the ideal partner for the first steps in this new, fascinating sport.
Large volume translates to good buoyancy and therefore good stability and safety. The board lies stable in the water and is very forgiving. The sail can easily be pulled out of the water using an up haul line.
Both boards are equipped with fully retractable dagger boards. The dagger board helps to stabilize the board and to go upwind better. With the dagger board fully retracted, both boards feature a flat-vee planing area.
Board Length Width Volume
PRIMO 335 cm/11'0" 78 cm 240 L
MOTION 290 cm/9'6" 90 cm 219 L
Quick Check: Durable Polypropylene X-Tech construction / perfect entry level board / large dagger board / DaKine foot straps
on balmoral beach in balmoral sailing club
FOR YOUR FIRST STEPS AND EVERYTHING AFTER!
Short and wide is not the answer! FANATIC listened to the experts when we were designing our Viper range of Beginner/Family boards – the vast network of windsurfing school organizations. This network provides us with great feedback to design boards that will both attract and keep beginners in our sport. These schools have immense experience with all types of beginners and their input directly influenced our Viper range - modern design concepts combined with proven experience.
Long, stretched outlines and a finely-tuned CAD stretched power rocker line guarantee a long waterline. This is essential for maximal sub-planing performance and paves the way to first time planing experience. The perfect and equally balanced volume distribution makes Windsurfing fun and easy - from the very first step on the board. A daggerboard system vastly increases the sub planing performance by offering additional stability. This is the proven guarantee to staying upwind/coming back to the beach, critical for beginners and light wind cruising. Advanced windsurfers can also enjoy the Vipers as light wind Freeride boards, with plenty of footstrap positions to choose from and an optional tuning kit to further boost performance.
To further increase the Viper range, Fanatic offers our exclusive tuning kit set:
With the help of our tuning kit, the Viper can be further performance tuned into a Fun board, which can be used without a daggerboard. With this tuning kit, the daggerboard case can be closed at the bottom and on the deck of the board, whilst the daggerboard casing is filled with a specially made foam insert. With the closed daggerboard case and the 50cm Freeride GFK fin, the Viper can be converted within seconds into a light wind Freeride board, with a great performance potential!
- Straight outline shape concept - for better upwind and rig steering
- Maximum sub planing performance - due to outline/volume combination
- Fully removable daggerboard - essential for beginners, far bigger wind range, extra stability
- Softdeck covers the whole deck area - thermo-heated surface for higher surface durability
- Great allround performance for Freeride sailing
- Easy nose handle for carrying/stabilising
- Optional tuning kit to convert Viper for freeriding
Viper 85 220 285 85 14,3* High Resistance Skin–Soft Deck Fanatic Viper Fin 34, Power Box, 4 Fanatic Standard Footstraps, Daggerboard, Sailsize: 2.0 – 10.0m²
on balmoral beach in balmoral sailing club
Experienced Freestylers will instantly love the new xantoss. Designed 100% for new school freestyle, making even the most difficult of moves easy, the xantos earns high marks for quick planing, fast acceleration and incredible pop with even the slightest foot pressure.
The unchanged rocker-line stands the test of time and like the 3 generations before, it gives the best in early planing and fast acceleration. A new more harmonic outline lets the xantos slide and turn like a disc. Flat V lets the water rip off cleanly during the most complex maneuvers; plus, a slight additional V in the tip of the 2007 xantoss provides total fin first control.
The perfectly designed deck shape guarantees the best stance when twisting and contorting to unseen impacts. The slightly domed deck allows thin rails over the whole length without any loss of volume. Tucked rails give a smooth ride, control and grip in turns. Thin rails let the xantos turn on a dime. The new tail shape combines the cut outs and spock tail with a whole new edge geometry. This gives the xantos an amazingly free planing position, unbelievable pop and complete safety in fin first moves.
Model Volume Length Width Weight Fin Sail Size
xantos 124 124 260 66 tba F2 38 cm 5.0 - 7.5
xantos 138 138 262 71 tba F2 44 cm 5.0 - 8.0
xantos 152 152 264 76 tba F2 48 cm 5.0 - 8.5
xantos 165 165 270 71 tba tba 4.0 - 8.0
SAIL RANGE SAIL RANGE > 8.0
FIN TYPE Twin Kailua 32
* Full traction deck
* Integrated nose bumper
* Composite fins
The new extended Kailua line sets the standard for modern beginer boards. Stable, durable, and
easy to handle, the Kailua range is also hard to outgrow. This versatile school board range is both
the ideal choice for beginner level sailors of all weights AND an excellent introduction to the world
The Kailua 160 and 140 feature a short twin fin setup that adds stability and
maneuverability, letting intermediate sailors experience planing without the more demanding feel
of a big single fin. The Kailua Jr. 120 extends the same versatility to kids boards, taking junior sailors
from their first steps on a windsurfer to riding in footstraps and harness. The all new Kailua XR
combines the wide Kailua concept with a longer outline for classic gliding performance. This makes
it the industries foremost modern beginner board, and a fun alternative for
any sailor in lightwind
|SAIL RANGE SAIL RANGE > 8.0 |
The energy board is designed to plane early, be fast on the water and have great stability in the jibes.
With a fairly parallel outline and a straight rocker line that follows the lines from the slalom boards.
The V is accelerated towards the tail to make the board lively off the back foot and also help accelerate in the gusts. The rails have plenty of tuck under to ensure a soft ride in the water and also help you come out of jibes planing.
The boards have a high-end construction featuring a glass-carbon-reinforced PVC sandwich.
The Super Freak for 2010 continues to attract converts form every sail brand in the world. Not other sail is similar in the global windsurfing market. Colorful, lightweight, quiet, subtle, and easy to sail, the SuperFreak breaks all rules of modern windsurf sail making. With 5 years of production, and over 3000 sails on the water, the SuperFreak has come of age. In a never-ending design review, the SuperFreak is improved on in tiny increments. We deliver better and better performance without changing the best characteristics of the sail. We know it is near perfection, so we resist significant change to the basic design.
STAND UP PADDLE SURFING - WOULD YOU RATHER BE SWEATING IT OUT IN THE GYM OR FEELING THE RHYTHM OF THE OCEAN?
Stand up paddle (SUP) surfing is one of the world’s fastest growing water sports. A total core and cardiovascular workout, flat water stand up paddling works your entire body and mind and now you can get involved.
The first stand up paddle surfers emerged in Waikiki in the early 1950s, when the post-war tourism boom saw Matson cruise liners deposit thousands of thrill-hungry Americans on the beach under the shadow of Diamond Head. Naturally, they wanted to try their hand at the new sport of surfing, or at least take a canoe surf under the expert guidance of a Waikiki beachboy. And there were plenty of beachboys up for the job. Duke Kahanamoku and his brothers were a bit long in the tooth by this stage, but in their wake had come a whole new generation of beachboys who lurked under the banyan trees flirting with pretty heiresses until their bosses, the concierges of the luxury hotels on the beachfront, waved them into action for the benefit of another troop of newly-arrived thrill-seekers.
Annalee one of our regular windsurfers, with a spot (they are not included in the hire) Its handy trolley means you can put this compact cooker under a tree.
Number of Burners: 2
Burner Type: Aluminised steel
Cooking Surfaces: Steel
Primary Cooking Area: 650mm x 485mm
Gas Type: LP
Ignition: Flame Thrower Ignition and Crossfire
Firebox Material: Baked Enamel
Roasting Hood Material: Vitreous Enamel
Capacity: family and friends
balmoral Sailing School both recognises and assigns itself to overarching international covenants against animal cruelty. In adopting a strict, zero-tolerance policy against harm to animals, balmoral Sailing School denounces all forms of cruelty to animals. We believe and actively promote the policy should be applied equally to each and every member of the wide ranging animal kingdom. Discrimination against less popular species or animals is unequivocally prohibited here. Actually barbequing a dog in this fashion is seen as a disgrace by all of us here and we stress that this photo is purely a simulation for marketing purposes, and no animals were harmed during the production. All of our staff here at balmoral are thoroughly trained on anti-discrimination against animals as part of our Standard Operating Procedures. This in depth, intensive training is given by Jono Allen, our Chief Animal Equality Officer and balmoral Community Animals Association Ambassador, a world renowned and respected expert on the subject.