TRAINING PROGRAMS

Albert Sailing Club has a strong tradition and a good reputation for training of people in dinghy sailing from novice to advanced levels. All programs are provided on a voluntary basis by experienced club members who have Yachting Australia coaching accreditation or are under the supervision of an Yachting Australia accredited Instructor or coach. 

The next courses are Learn to Sail course for adults, youth and juniors

Further information and dates Learn to Sail or call Don McKenzie on 0412 333 743.

In 2016 the Club is conducting a range of training programs and activities including :

  • Learn to Sail Programs
  • Junior Sailing Programs
  • Sunday social days
  • Better Sailing modules and clinics
  • Sunday social sailing and Discover Sailing days.

To participate in a training program you need to be a member of Albert Sailing Club (ASC).  If you are not currently a member the process to join is not cumbersome.  ASC’s annual and joining fees are below the average for sailing clubs in Melbourne. Membership information is available from the Join the Club section of the club internet website.

The annual membership fee covers most training programs costs. Where a course is a Yachting Australia Discover Sailing course, such as the 8 week Learn to Sail program, there is an additional $80 per person fee to cover Yachting Australia publication and administration costs.

Registration lists for programs and further information is posted on the club noticeboard in the foyer of the clubhouse. Saturdays are the best day for visiting the club to check these. Also check the ASC website under Training and the weekly Thursday Snippets newsletter for updates.

Email queries can be sent to training@albertsc.org.au

LEARN TO SAIL PROGRAM

This is an 8 half day sessions course which provides a safe and enjoyable introduction to small boat sailing for people who have either not sailed before or have limited sailing experience. The curriculum follows the Yachting Australia Basic Skills 1 & 2 program curriculum,

JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM 

Albert Sailing Club has a range of activities for junior sailors aged 8 to 14 years, with all levels of experience. For juniors looking to learn to sail we a run junior program as part of our Novice Basic Skills Course. 

Junior Options

IMPROVE YOUR SAILING SESSIONS

The objective of these Better Sailing sessions is to improve the sailing and racing skills of people who have moved beyond a Learn to Sail program level, and may or may not be sailing in club races.

These sessions are held either on a Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon, according to demand and instructor availability. Details are published on club website and notices in clubrooms.

Modular format with with topics which may include:

  • Race starts
  • Sailing to windward and tacking
  • Off wind sailing and gybing
  • Winds and directions
  • Sailing Rules and Regulations

 SUNDAY SOCIAL DAYS A number of Sunday Social Sailing Days are held during the spring, summer and autumn months. Sessions will be advertised on the Home page of our website, in our club's weekly Thursday Snippets email (subscribe from club website), and quarterly club newsletters.

On Sunday Social Days the club will be open from 10am to 3pm for people to sail  their own boat or  to sail one of the club training boats - a Pacer, Laser or OziOpti.

Public enquiries welcome.  Informal coaching may be provided for those who are interested. Otherwise enjoy sailing on Albert Park Lake and the facilities of the Club.



 
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