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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.

SYCBA has developed a comprehensive Sailing Pathways to help guide sailors of all ages and abilities in the right direction and is one of only a few clubs in Australia that deliver all YA pathway levels, from the beginnings right through to the advanced programs of the Victorian Institute of Sport.


Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 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.

Junior Dinghy

Sailing for juniors needs to be fun, social and safe. All of our instructors who work with junior sailors have the right temperament and skill set to engage your child.

Adult Dinghy

Sailing a dinghy is fun and exhilarating and this 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; Yachting Australia.

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.