Each year Albert Sailing Club  conducts a range of training programs and activities including :

  • Learn to Sail Programs
  • Junior Green Fleet Sailing Programs
  • 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 an Australian Sailing Discover Sailing course, such as the  Learn to Sail program, there is a $100 per person course administration fee.

Register online or on  lists for programs 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.

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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, Learn to Sail

A Discover Sailing Public Open Day held on a sunday in October This provides an opportunity to try sailing with an experienced club member on Albert Park Lake and is the week before the commencement of the Spring Learn to Sail program. Discover Sailing Open Day


Albert Sailing Club has a range of activities for junior sailors aged 8 to 17 years, with all levels of experience.  Details on
Junior Options


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 usually on the last sunday of the month 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 - RsZest, 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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