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Youth Dinghy Courses

Juniors learn to sail in ‘Off-The-Beach’ dinghies following the sailing pathway in the same way as adults to club racing.

Having usually come up through Tackers learn to sail programs they have the option to progress beyond their club racing through to High Performance Squads and ultimately the Australian Sailing Team and the Olympics.

Juniors also have the option of sailing in schools based teams sailing, where three boats race against another three boats.  Some schools offer sailing as part of their physical education, outdoor education, and after school programs.

Start Sailing

This Course is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to Dinghy sailing for complete beginners. The Course includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge.

Better Sailing

This Course is designed to equip the sailor with enhanced skills and awareness of the surrounding environment. It builds on the skills and knowledge gained in the Start Sailing Course and will enable you to manoeuvre the boat efficiently in light  to moderate conditions on all points of sailing.

Start Racing

The aim of this course is to introduce Dinghy sailors to competitive sailing. The Course focuses on refining enhanced boat handling skills including speed control and manoeuvres. Introducing basic racing tactics and strategies.