Training

TRAINING PROGRAMS

TACKERS (7 to 12 year olds).
GREEN FLEET (12-16 year olds)
Link to Tackers & Green Fleet page for registration

LEARN TO SAIL (Adults)
– 8 weeks of practical sessions
Contact training officer Stephen O’Brien for any enquiries regarding bookings and placements for our training courses.
Phone: 0403 878 481
Email: andreaobrien@optusnet.com.au

Commences 14th October, 2017 – 9:00am to 12:00noon

Register online for the 2017 Pre Christmas season
Enrol Here

Our Yachting Australia qualified instructors will have you out on the water skippering and/or crewing in the 8 week ‘Get into small boat sailing’ (GISBS) course.
Skills learnt are the basis for all sailing skills.

Course overview and goals:
*YA recognized GISBS course
*YA GISBS Log Books are issued at the successful completion 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
*Handouts and training notes are supplied
*Canteen is open

SUITABLE CLOTHING:
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.

VENUE:
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)

LEASE BOATS:
Please note these club boats are for graduates of Training only
Pacers, Sparrows, Minnows, Lasers
Club owned boats will be available for lease to Club members who have participated in the previous season’s GISBS (Get Into Small Boat Sailing) 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.

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

LEASE CONDITIONS:
Boats must be raced in at least 60% of races during the summer season.
Boats will be leased to a member for one season only. A second lease can be taken if previous GISBS do not take up the option to lease.
Lessees must have participated in the AYC Training Course during the previous season.
Applicants for the lease of a Sparrow or 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