The Start Sailing 1 dinghy course is the ideal introductory learn-to-sail course which is both fun and instructional. This five week course (3 hour sessions) is suitable for youth from 12 years and adults of all ages, with training conducted in off-the-beach sailing dinghies.
As students learn to be both the skipper a crew, this course provides a solid grounding to further sailing in both keelboats and/or dinghies. The Start Sailing 1 course is part of the nationally recognised Yachting Australia Dinghy Program and is delivered by accredited sailing instructors.
Course topics include:
Training takes place in the shelter of St. Kilda harbor, which has consistent sea breezes, small waves and a sandy beach from which to launch our dinghies. Sailing is conducted in 2 person dinghies including X3, Pacer and Heron types with instructor supervision from powered safety craft.
This fun hands on course is suitable for women and men who are new to sailing.
We offer a full range of dinghy sailing courses. Our location at St.Kilda is ideal for dinghy sailing with beach launching, a sheltered harbour on Port Phillip and consistent sea breezes.
Whether you have never sailed before, or if you have lots of experience but are just looking to hone specific skills, there is a course for you.These group lessons are suitable for young people 12 years and up, and adults of all ages. For youth and adult dinghy training we use X3 Extreme, Pacer & Heron dinghies.