Learn to Sail on Albert Park Lake in 2 or 3 person RS Zest and Pacers class sail boats, with option for progression to single-handed Sabre and Laser class boats. Two or three programs each year.

Training Programs are currently suspended due to the COVID19 situation. The situation will be re-assessed in August. An update will be published latter half of August.

Autumn 2020 Learn to Sail course

Autumn course of 7 sessions for new and current adult and youth members on
* Sunday 26 April (am,pm),    Saturday 2 May (am),    Sunday 10 May (am, pm)  
* Saturday 16 May (am),       Saturday 23 May (am)
(am 9.30 - 12.30 ; pm 1.00 - 4.30)
Details and program curriculum below

Juniors 8 to 13 yo learn to sail via Albert Park Tackers programs with details on https://www.theboatshed.net.au/home/.
Discount on Tackers programs for ASC junior members and juniors who are part of an ASC family membership - for discount contact Adam at Boatshed.
Following Tackers 3 sail a club Ozi Opti or your own junior boat in ASC Green Fleet or club race programs.


To register interest for the next Learn to Sail program use the Training Enquiry box below.

Course Enrolment and Fees :

Courses are provided for club members. $100 per person course fee with discount for family memberships.
Fees for juniors through Boatshed Tackers programs, on enquiry.

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 membership fee.
Go to Join the Club tab for details and link. 
The membership fees provide for you to be a member of the club till October with all of the associated benefits, and 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  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?