Learn to Sail on Albert Park Lake in 2 person boats , with 1 person boat option as course progresses.
In normal years programs conducted in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

In 2021/22 program of courses has been disrupted by COVID related restrictions and considerations

For early part of 2022 try Adults Start Sailing 1 (Learn to Sail) programs from Albert Park Boatshed in 2022  https://www.theboatshed.net.au/home/.

Juniors 7 to 13 yo learn to sail via Albert Park Boatshed Tackers programs with details on https://www.theboatshed.net.au/home/.

Join Albert Sailing Club after a Learn to Sail course to continue your sailing. Best option is to buy a boat, with advice from an experienced club member.
Club training boats may be available on selected dates and arrangements.

Dates for Albert Sailing Club Learn to Sail programs will be posted when programmed.

Course Enrolment and Fees for ASC Learn to Sail programs :

Courses are provided to club members with course fees currently under review.
Fees for juniors through Boatshed Tackers programs, on enquiry through Boatshed manager.

If not currently a member, you will need to join the club. 
To do so you  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.

To make an Enquiry or register interest for a future ASC Learn to Sail program send an email to training@albertsc.org.au

Conditions of Course Entry are in Terms and Conditions ASC courses

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 program 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?