Discover Sailing Experience


Sign up for a Discover Dinghy Sailing Experience at South Brisbane Sailing Club in one of our favourite Heron sailing dinghies under the care of your qualified sailing instructor.

Who should come

Whats involved

  • You will watch and participate in basic sailing activities on the Brisbane River at West End including how to rig, launch and sail a Heron.
  • Over 2 hours you will meet your sailing instructor and set sail for a short series of basic manouvers.
  • Its a great opportunity to meet new people interested in sailing at SBSC - one of Brisbane's best places for river sailing.

Experience and requirements

  • No previous sailing experience is required.

Because dinghy sailing can be physically demanding, you need to be fit and agile including:

  • able to swim 50m
  • sufficient upper body strength to pull yourself out of a swimming pool without assistance
  • good balance and able to move quickly when the boat is moving

What to bring

  • Life Jackets are supplied. 
  • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting wet - a light long sleeved shirt (for sun protection) and shorts
  • Light footwear that you don't mind getting wet
  • A hat and sun-screen
  • Water bottle
  • A towel to dry off.


  • $25 or
  • Free if you have already registered and paid for your Start Sailing Course. (Please enter the 100% discount code sent to you when registering.)

Dates and times

  • Each Discover Sailing session is about 2 hours. 

  • Parking can be limited so please aim to arrive 15 mins before the allocated start time.

  • Check out dates and times of at our Whats On page.

How to enrol