The 125 is a 12.5 foot (3.83 m) two person intermediate sailing dinghy
complete with spinnaker and trapeze, a boat for everyone. It has a design
that appeals to the person wanting a piece of the sailing action without
going overboard on costs.
Designed for easy owner building in stitch and glue, the 125 is a handyman's
dream. For those with less time, a fiberglass hull is now available, creating
an excellent low maintenance craft. Second-hand boats are readily available
and with a bit of attention can provide two people entry to sailing for
less than $1000. Weighing in at around 50 kg and easily cart able on the
top of a car, the 125 is the ideal craft for family sailing and family involvement.
There is a strong Association with Divisions in all states of Australia.
Currently we have approximately 100 active members in Victoria and there
are about 600 members through out Australia. Also there are 125s sailing
in S.E. Asia and in New Zealand. Racing is generally dominated by teenage
skipper-crew combinations, though it is not uncommon to find sailors anywhere
between 8 and 60 having a ball in their 125.