Adelaide Sailing have been sailing and teaching to sail to both locals and visitors for more than 10 years. We are based out of Glenelg,which is only a 25 minute drive from the CBD. We sail out from the Marina Pier at Holdfast Bay, which is a great place to spend sightseeing and dine out. The marina has many restaurants and some shopping as well. It is also only a 10 minute walk from Glenelg, which is where the tram ends its journey from the CBD. Glenelg is a charming seaside resort set on the long sandy white shores of Holdfast Bay. What better way to spend a day in SA than in Glenelg and sailing along the shores.
You can get to us by driving: You can park in the parking garage under the Marina Pier. Drive to the very end of Anzac highway (go through all of the roundabouts until you dead end at the beach). Once you park, walk up to the boats along the row of restaurants.
The yacht is ‘guava’ a Ron Holland 30 foot yacht designed in Cork Ireland as a fast safe yacht to race across the Irish Sea. She weighs 5 tonne with 2 tonne of lead in her keel making her extremely safe. Ron Holland is a legend in yacht design, and still designs some of the most beautiful luxury yachts around the world.
Guava is able to sleep 8 in the cabin for an overnight cruise. She has a kitchen, fridge, toilet and all the amenities to live aboard comfortably for a few days or weeks. She is a commercial vessel, meeting all of SA’s strict rules and regulations to accept passengers on board.
Skipper Colin Jones was born in Adelaide, and knows the local waters very well. He has been sailing for over 45 yrs, both locally and internationally. He has a wealth of knowledge about sailing, sail boats, the ocean and the weather that allows us all to sail.
He started racing with dingys at an early age, and has raced catamarans, trailer sailers, club races, offshore keelboats. He has also done long distance trips like Adelaide to Port Lincoln, and Tasmania to Melbourne, East cost to Adelaide.
He has sailed internationally in Clearwater Florida, Bay of Islands in NZ, Mediterranean.