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Boating Academy

Learn to sail with our boating academy

The Club Marine SYC Boating Academy is an accredited Discover Sailing Centre that offers a wide variety of on-water and theory courses.   Since its inception in 2002, SYCBA continues to be one of the leading ‘Learn to Sail’ centres.  Regardless of your age or ability, there is a course to suit everyone.

SYC is situated in a safe harbour which provides the perfect backdrop to give participants the best experience possible.  Our team of dedicated and passionate instructors will support you to reach your full potential.


Sailing Courses


5 to 12 year olds

Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based learn to sail program designed for kids aged 5 to 12. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience and they don’t have to be a member of a Club to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided.

Youth Dinghy

13 to 17 year olds

Sailing for youths needs to be fun, social and safe. All of our instructors who work with these sailors have the right temperament and skill set to engage your child while they learn to sail.

Adult Dinghy


Sailing a dinghy is fun and exhilarating and this learn to sail program has been developed to provide a safe introduction. If your goal is to take confident control of your own small boat, this is the place to start.

Keelboat Courses



An introduction to the basics of sailing on a small keel boat, including boat handling, safety and sailing theory.

About our Instructors…

Prequisite qualifications for sailing instructors include First Aid, Marine Radio Certificate , Powerboat Handling Certificate and Working with Children Check. Our team of instructors and assistants are all qualified with a minimum Level 1 Yachting Australia Instructors Certificates and are trained specifically for the Club Marine SYC Boating Academy courses. All of our instructors are experienced and passionate sailors.

The Club Marine SYC Boating Academy and its instructors adheres to the policy and procedures set by our governing body; Australian Sailing

Why Discover Sailing at Sandringham?

SYC has some of the best facilities for sailing in Melbourne.  Due to location and facilities, sailing is less likely to be cancelled at Sandringham than other bayside clubs.

Our training boats boats are stored and rigged just metres from the class room and beginners training takes place in the shelter of SYC’s harbour.

A dedicated Off The Beach building with classroom, change room, registration room and equipment storage facilities is utilised for junior and dinghy programs.

With more than 2,600 members, a full – time club coach, established sailing pathways, Sandringham Yacht Club is THE perfect place to learn and continue to sail.