Get Your Kids on the Ocean this Summer!

Try Sailing for Youth is perfect for 11 – 14-year-olds who want to try sailing in a non-competitive, social and fun setting. The course involves sailing on small sailing boats with two or three participants on board. No previous sailing experience is required and all equipment is provided. This runs as a 12-hour course during the School Holidays. All courses are run by qualified Australian Sailing Instructions.


School Holiday courses are $170 and are held Tuesday to Friday mornings from 9.00am – 12.00pm.

Course Prerequisite

  • Water confident
  • 11 – 14 years-old

Course Outcomes

  • Weather introduction
  • Learn how to set up your boat for sailing
  • Understand points of sail to the wind
  • Leaving and coming back to the beach
  • Capsizing
  • Sailing in a straight line
  • Towing
  • Tacking (turning the boat around)
  • Teamwork and roles in the boat

This course will develop teamwork skills, get you outdoors and introduce you to new friends, all whilst learning the foundation skills of sailing. Like many sports, parents are an integral part of the learning and development process, they form a key link in the program and are encouraged to be involved from the outset. This course is the perfect opportunity for the family to decide if they would like to join the Club community.