Learn to Sail for Juniors - Start Sailing 1 (Session A) (Saturdays)


Sat 02 Mar 2024 09:00 — Sat 20 Apr 2024 10:45
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Australian Sailing - 3. Start Sailing 1

Course information

This course is sold out.



Learn to Sail Course for Juniors

Your child will have loads of fun learning to sail in one of the club's O'pen Skiffs. They can be sailed one-up (one person) or two-up (two people).

The course will allow your child between 8 yrs and 15 yrs to learn to sail a dinghy with confidence. 

Our Sailing Instructors are qualified and have loads of experience sailing and teaching kids to sail at SBSC.
Learn to Sail - Level 1 (Beginner)

Our beginner course will teach water safety, the basics of rigging, basic boat handling, and fundamental seamanship skills (weather, knots etc.). While sailing, participants will learn the basics of steering, trimming, and weight placement.  

Class Times

  • Start Sailing 1 (Beginner)  9:00am - 10:45am Saturdays (O'pen Skiff)


  • $195* for 5 weeks
  • This course fee also covers the cost of SBSC annual membership. 


  • 33% discount for second and successive Family members OR
  • 33% discount for Concessional members OR
  • 10% discount for members continuing in the same level 
  • 50% discount for Level 3 if you use your own boat

Only one discount is applicable.

Special Needs

  • Please advise our Learn to Sail Coordinator if your child has medical, physical, intellectual or other support needs before finalising your booking in this program as we have limited instructor capacity.

Refund Policy

  • Full refund for any full course if seven (7) days notice is provided.
  • Full refund or make-up classes provided if a block of classes or any individual class is cancelled by SBSC due to weather etc.

How to Enrol

School Holiday Classes


Course Overview

This course introduces participants to dinghy sailing and its fundamental skills so they learn terminology and equipment and practice launching and returning to shore and capsize recovery. 

Course Prerequisites

Water confident.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to begin sailing in a dinghy. All the equipment and gear will be provided by your accredited Discover Sailing Centre.

Course Outcome

You will gain your Start Sailing 1 completion certificate. 


We recognise that some of our course participants are completing the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and may be using sailing and/or club membership to complete one or more sections of The Award. To learn more, click here