Upcoming ASC Learn to Sail course 2018/1 :  Sunday 4 February (am.pm), Saturday 10 February (am), Saturday 17 February (am), Sunday 25 February (am, pm), Saturday 3 March (am)       (am 9.30 - 12.30 ; pm 1.00 - 4.30)  NEW

Learn to Sail on Albert Park Lake in popular  2 or 3 person Pacers and junior Ozi Optis, with option for progression to single-handed Sabre and Laser class boats.  

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 course fee covered by Membership  Fee.

If not currently a member, you will need to join the club. This involves completing an online application form for the appropriate type of membership, and paying the associated Joining + Annual membership fee. Go to Join the Club tab for details and link.

Fees by Membership category are in  2017-2018 Membership Fees_Final.docx     
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.

Conditions of Course Entry are in Conditions_of_Entry_ASC_Training Program.docx

To apply for enrolment in an upcoming program or make a query send a message using the Query box below. 

You can also visit Albert Sailing Club and ask to speak to an Instructor or experienced club member on a Saturday, preferably between 10am to 12.30pm.

If there are program vacancies for a course we will request that you :
1. Complete a Club Membership form, and online Course enrolment.
2. Finalise payment of Membership and fees, in accordance with instructions we provide.

Program curriculum

The 8 session 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 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?