Learn To Sail Programs
Each year Albert Sailing Club conducts a number of 8 week Discover Sailing (Learn to Sail) programs on Albert Park Lake for adults, youth (13 to 18 years of age) and juniors under 13 years. These are usually held on a saturday morning from 9.30 am to 12.30 am. In 2012 three programs were held with two in Summer/Autumn, and another in Spring.
The Summer/Autumn 2013 Discover Sailing (Learn to Sail) program - Course #1 2013 - will be on saturdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm, commencing saturday 2 February. It will run over 8 of the 11weeks from 2 February with breaks for two long weekends and the Australian Grand Prix weekend. The program for juniors is from 9.30 to 11.30 am. Course #2/2013 is being planned for saturday mornings commencing late April.
The 8 week course provides a safe and enjoyable introduction to small boat sailing for people who have never sailed before or have limited 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 moderae winds and enclosed waters.
The program follows the Yachting Australia Discover Sailing 1 & 2 program curriculum, including:
- Rigging a dinghy sailing boat
- Basic sailing techniques & manoeuvres, incl. tacking, gibing, main points of sailing.
- Capsize procedures
- Boat launching and recovery
- Basic right of way rules
- Winds and basic meteorology
Course instruction is provided by Yachting Australia accredited Instructors and experienced club members. The club provides boats, and life jackets for all participants. Participants need to wear clothes suitable for sailing, sneaker/runner type shoes, and bring a bag with towel and change of clothes.
Course Enrolment and Fees :
Courses are provided for club members, with a fee per of $50 prer person to cover course materials and administration costs.
If you are not currently a member, you will need to join the club by completing an application form, pay the appropriate Joining and Annual membership fees and a fee of $50 per person to cover course administration costs. In so doing you can undertake the Learn to Sail course and are a member of the club for 12 months, with all of the associated benefits.
Membership Fees and Forms for joining the club can be found under the Join The Club section of our club website.
To apply for enrolment in an upcoming program send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with
(1) start date of course seeking to enrol in
(2) Name(s), gender and age details for people seeking to enrol
(3) your email and phone contact details.
We will respond back to you by email.
If there are program vacancies we will request that you :
1. Complete a Membership form, Course enrolment forms, and provide an initial upfront Club Joining Fee.
2. Finalise payment of Membership and Course fees, in accordance with instructions we provide.
To you need more information about a Discover Sailing program you can send an email message to email@example.com via the Link below, or visit Albert Sailing Club on a saturday we are sailing (preferably 10am to 1pm) and speak to an experienced club member.