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Learn to sail program (for people over 12)

  • Sep 29 / 2017

Learn to sail program (for people over 12)


Williamstown Sailing Club is an accredited Yachting Australia Discover Sailing Centre. The Club conducts one course during the sailing season, designed for those who wish to sail in small craft. The aim is to enable students to sail a small yacht competently and to gain confidence so that sailing is both safe and enjoyable.

This program runs for three Thursday nights of theory and five Saturday mornings of on the water training, under the guidance of experienced and certified Yachting Victoria instructors and experienced sailing members of the Club.

The minimum age for this program is 12, and you must be able to swim 50 metres. For children 7 to 12 we provide a TACKERS training program.

Course materials, boats and life jackets are provided. For the on the water sessions, a change of clothes and sneakers (suitable for getting wet), towel, hat, sun block and sunglasses are essential. The club canteen will be in operation for lunches and refreshments. Change rooms and hot showers are available.

Courses 2018-19

Our November 2018 Learn to Sail bookings are now open.  To enrol for this course please email training@williamstownsailingclub.org.au with your completed application form. Payments will be processed after confirmation of your place in the course.

Please note a limited number of places are reserved until the end of September for current club members (member prior to June 2018).

The course consists of:

  • Theory sessions:3 x Thursdays – 8, 15, 22 November 2018 (7:30pm – 9:45pm)
  • On-the-water training:5 x Saturdays – 10, 17, 24 November, 1, 8, and 16 December 2018 is held in reserve for unsatisfactory weather conditions (8:30am – 12:30pm)

Since you will be completing this course as part of a team, you must be available for all the dates listed.

Download the enrolment form and course information:



  • $400 for non members
  • $200 for WSC members (member prior to July 2018)
  • $195 for non members
  • $100 for WSC members (member prior to July 2017)

Juniors (12 – 16 yrs) and full time students (18-25 yrs)

More information

If you want further information, or would like to talk to someone about our sailing programs, please send an email to training@williamstownsailingclub.org.au, including your phone number and the Training Coordinator will contact you. We are a volunteer organisation, so it may take a few days to respond to you.