Albert Sailing Club conducts a number of Learn to Sail programs each year, with the most popular the Spring and Summer programs

Learn to Sail on Albert Park Lake in 2 or 3 person RS Zest and Pacers class boats , with option for progression to single-handed Sabre and Laser class boats. Juniors sail junior Ozi Optis class boats, most recently through Tackers programs at the Albert Park Boatshed.

For adults, youth (13 to 18 years of age) and juniors (8 to 13 years) subject to numbers enrolling. 
Sailing Australia curriculum (as below) and accredited lead instructors.

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


Course Enrolment and Fees :

Courses are provided for club members, with $50 per person course fee. Maximum of $150 for a family enrolling in a course.

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 for 12 months with all of the associated benefits, and to be able 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 interested in enrolling in an ASC Learn to Sail program. 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?