Learn to Sail on Albert Park Lake in 2 or 3 person RS Zest and Pacers class sail boats, with option for progression to single-handed Sabre and Laser class boats. Two or three programs each year, with the most popular the Spring and Summer programs

Spring 2019 Learn to Sail course
Sunday 27 October (am and pm)     Saturday 9 November (am)
Saturday 16 November (am)            Sunday 24 November (am,pm)
Saturday 30 Novmber (am)

Summer 2020 Learn to Sail course
Sunday 2 February (am and pm)      Sunday 9 February (am and pm)
Saturday 15 February (am)               Saturday 22 February (am) 
Saturday 29 February

                             (am 9.30 - 12.30 ; pm 1.00 - 4.30)

For adults and youth (13 to 18 years of age), subject to numbers enrolling. 
Sailing Australia Start Sailing 1 and 2 curriculum, with accredited lead instructors.

Juniors sail junior Ozi Optis class boats  through Tackers programs at the Albert Park Boatshed.

To Enquire about Registration for next Learn to Sail program use the Training Enquiry box below.

Course Enrolment and Fees :

Courses are provided for club members. $100 per person course fee for February course, wit hdiscount for family memberships.
Fees for juniors through Boatshed Tackers programs, on enquiry.

If not currently a member, you will need to join the club. 
To do so you will need to complete an online application for the appropriate type of membership, and pay the Annual membership fee.
Go to Join the Club tab for details and link. 
The fees provide for you to be a member of the club till October with all of the associated benefits, and to enrol in an ASC Learn to Sail course with a number of free club training boat hires on course completion.

Special arrangements for any Port Melbourne Yacht Club (PMYC) members  PMYC members send a message in query box below with names and ages for people interested and we will contact you. 

Conditions of Course Entry are in Conditions_of_Entry_ASC_Training Program.docx

Program curriculum

The course provides a safe and enjoyable introduction to small boat sailing for people who have never sailed before or have limited dinghy sailing experience. The program develops skills and knowledge that enables the successful participant to safely sail a dinghy type sailing boat in light to light moderate winds and enclosed waters. 

The program follows the Australia Sailing Start Sailing 1 & 2 program curriculum, including:

  • Rigging a dinghy sailing boat
  • Basic sailing techniques & manoeuvres, incl. tacking, gybing, main points of sailing.
  • Capsize procedures
  • Boat launching and recovery
  • Basic right of way rules
  • Winds and basic meteorology

Course instruction is provided by Australia Sailing accredited Instructors and experienced club members. The club provides sail boats, life jackets, and course materials for all participants. Participants need to wear clothes suitable for sailing, sneaker/runner/wetboot type shoes, and bring a bag with towel and change of clothes.



Questions about training?