Albert Sailing Club conducts a number of Learn to Sail programs each year, with the most popular the Spring and Summer programs
Upcoming Spring ASC Learn to Sail course 2018/3 :
Sunday 28 October (am.pm), Sunday 11 November (am,pm), Saturday 17 November (am), Saturday 24 November (am) Saturday 1 December (am)
(am 9.30 - 12.30 ; pm 1.00 - 4.00) CLOSED
Next programmed course from first Sunday in February
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 or own junior boat.
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 accreditted lead instructors.
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 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.
To Enquire about Registration for next Learn to Sail program
Conditions of Course Entry are in Conditions_of_Entry_ASC_Training Program.docx
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.