Training – Youth & Adults

START SAILING 1 & 2 (Youth & Adults)

10 weeks from Oct – Dec 2019.  Saturdays 9-12 noon

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE (your contact details)

Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn the fundamental skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment.

Basic clothing and equipment selection, sailing terminology, boat launch and recovery, rigging of the boat, capsize recovery in deeper water, sail a triangular course, basic sailing rules and theory.

You are now equipped to sail your dinghy on your own voyages of discovery.

For enquiries contact Training Principal  (Gail) M:  0412 043 207

Course overview and goals:
*Yachting Australia recognized Dinghy course
*Yachting Australia Syllabus & Log book plus Start Sailing Right book are issued at the  beginning of the course
*The course provides basic theory and practical skills to sail a dinghy competently in moderate conditions
*Supervision is provided by Yachting Australia qualified training instructors
*Training is undertaken in two man ‘Pacer’ dinghies
*Club boats are provided
*Buoyancy vests are provided
*Canteen is open

Bathers and warm woollen clothing (old tracksuit, windcheaters) preferably a plastic or waterproof windbreak jacket. Sailing boots, wetsuit boots or runners. No thongs or bare feet. Change of clothing is a must for every training session. A bottle of water is also recommended.

Altona Yacht Club rooms on Cresser Reserve, 10 Beach St Seaholme, Victoria 3018. Melways Map reference #55 A 10.
Only two minutes from Seaholme train station (Zone 1)

Further Information:

Please note these club boats are for graduates of Training only
Pacers and  Lasers
Club owned boats will be available for lease to Club members who have participated in the previous season’s  Start Sailing 1&2 class. The Committee are endeavoring to encourage and help new members to get on the water and race before they buy their own boat. Cost and conditions are laid out below.

Boat Lease Agreement

$200.00 DAMAGE BOND is payable on agreement to lease.(refundable at season’s end when boat is returned undamaged)

Boats must be raced in at least 60% of races during the summer season.
Boats will be leased to a member for one season with a bond only fee and there after a bond plus lease
Lessees must have participated in the AYC Training Course during the previous season.
Applicants for the lease of a Pacer must do so as a Skipper/Crew combination with two names on the form. Both people will be responsible for the boat. In the case of a change of Skipper and Crew, a new application with an extra fee for the replacement person, must be made.
The boats are to be maintained in a responsible manner, as if they were the lessee’s own. Failure to take proper care of a boat will result in the Training Committee taking back the boat (without a refund), and leasing to another member.
Boats will be used by the beginners class on Saturday morning. Any damage to boats occurring during this time MUST be reported to the Training Officer by the Lessees before further use.
Please note these club boats are for Training graduates only

Competitive Racing and a Community Atmosphere