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Learn to sail program

  • Feb 28 / 2020

Learn to sail program


sailing programs

Williamstown Sailing Club, an accredited Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre, offers a combined Start Sailing Levels 1+2 course run by qualified Australian Sailing instructors and aided by experienced sailors.

Our Learn to Sail (LTS) program (for ages 12+) enables participants to handle a small dinghy with confidence, so that sailing becomes both safe and enjoyable. The club aims to maximise the hours spent on the water by offering separate evening theory sessions. You learn to rig a dinghy, tie knots, read weather maps and understand the basic rules and regulations of sailing. Course materials, boats and life jackets are provided. Details about what to wear will be provided once enrolled in the course.

After completing our LTS course, we encourage graduates to join our club at a discounted rate. For the remainder of the season we provide free on-water practice and informal coaching every Saturday morning to further promote confidence in your new sailing skills. It is for this reason we offer only one public course, starting in November each year.

Applications and final details about our course are released to the public in September each year.

Learn to Sail program 2019

Bookings for our Learn to Sail course will open to the public from 1 October 2019. Since you will be completing this course as part of a team, please be available for all the dates listed below.

Please complete an application online.

The course consists of:

  • 3 x Theory sessions (Thursdays:  7, 14, 21 November 2019 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.)
  • 6 x On-the-water training sessions (Saturdays: 9, 16, 23, 30 November and 7, 14 December 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Learn to sail costs

  • Adults $420
  • Juniors (12-17 years) and full-time students (18-25 years) $300
  • WSC Sailing Members (prior to June 2019) $250

Further information & enquiries

If you want further information, or would like to be placed on our contact list for early notification of the next course, please contact the Training Coordinator:

Please send email enquires to: training@williamstownsailingclub.org.au