JUNIOR PROGRAMS 

Albert Sailing Club  has a range of activities on Albert Park Lake for juniors aged 8 to 17 years, with all levels of experience catered for. 

1st Quarter 2021

* Tackers Learn to Sail programs are being conducted by the Boatshed at the State Sailing Centre (next to Albert Sailing Club) for juniors 8 - 12 years at various times and dates. Apply through the Albert Park Boatshed website, with a discount for ASC members available through Adam at info@theboatshed.net.au

* Junior Development (Green Fleet) program for juniors 9 - 12 years who have completed Tackers programs and Youth Development group program for 13 - 17 year olds.
Joint Albert Park Boatshed/Albert Sailing Club programs on saturday afternoons with Term 1 2021 programs from 6 February.

Junior Development Program Term 1 details with Register link on : https://www.theboatshed.net.au/course/albert-park-junior-development-program/
Sail in Boatshed provided Ozi Opti boats (possibly Open Skiff) or your own Optimist/Minnow class boat.

Youth Development Program Term 1 details with Register link on  :  https://www.theboatshed.net.au/course/albert-park-youth-development-program/
Sail in Boatshed provided Pacer class boats.
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The typical Junior ASC programs are :

Learn to sail programs. Dates and details for ASC programs in  Learn to Sail  The main option is to register for Tackers programs at the next door Albert Park Boatshed, Discounts available for ASC juniors

Junior Development and Youth Development programs  for juniors 8 on Saturdays afternoons school terms 1, 2,  4. 
The program is mainly non-competitive, with an introduction to racing. Focus is on enjoying sailing and developing skills beyond Learn to Sail level. Most participants use a Boatshed/club training boat or can use their own Optimist Minnow or Open Skiff class boat. Instructor lead program.

 School holiday Junior programs  
Usually January, April and September programs. For ASC juniors members or temporary members who have completed a Learn to Sail or Tackers 2 and/or 3 training course.  

Optimist Class Association training at ASC on sunday afternoons in winter months. Suspended in early July due to Government restrictions. May resume when Governement COVID19 restrictions allow,

Saturday afternoon club racing most Saturdays of the year with separate division starts for junior classes. Entrants in club races generally have their own boat, with ndercover racking available.

The club has 3 International Optimists available for hire for club races for juniors who have shown a suitable proficiency in a junior development or school holiday program.

Monthly Club social sailing day held on last sunday of most months in the Spring/Summer/Autumn months. Opportunities for juniors and adults to try sailing in a club boat under supervision of an Instructor or experienced club member.  In 2020 arrangements dependant on COVID19 situation and guidelines.

Enquiries can be sent to training@albertsc.org.au. or speak to an experienced club member at the club on a Saturday morning.

* ASC has annual Junior membership and family membership option for those wanting to participate in ASC training programs. 
Winter junior Associate membership for members of other sailing clubs is available for participation in club racing program and Class Association programs hosted by ASC in period May to September.