Experience the wonder and amazement as you unlock the puzzles of sailing in an ever-changing environment of wind and water, rules, strategy and tactics, friendships that last a lifetime. No screens allowed!
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STARTER SQUAD – Children aged 7-12 learn to sail in the “Starter Squad” over a 10 week period, some may take longer. There is no pressure. Learning to sail includes gameplay to build confidence, lots of kids, friendships. A “L&D” fee applies which includes an Australian Sailing pack, use of the club boats, teaching and a life jacket.
We run a “Try Sailing for free” for the first 3 weeks of Starter Squad. This is an opportunity for your child to come down and see how they like sailing all under the care of our qualified instructors. Numbers are limited and pre- registration is required.
RACE READY SQUAD – Sailors lay the foundations for competition as they learn to sail, race and compete. There is a focus on learning skills in a fun environment to apply to racing when they are ready. The Open Skiff (Bic) is ideal for the fast fun packed drills and is the primary class in this program, providing a fun and exciting class to enjoy the fun based race ready program.
COMPETITION SQUAD – A competitive sailing environment for developing sailors in both the single-handed Open Skiff and double handed Flying Ant. Many sailors may sail both boats and will evolve with a solid foundation of skills to compete at a high level.
Within L&D, we offer Junior Sailing Camps, a Christmas Party, Prize Night, opportunities to be a Junior Captain, try different types of boats and offer support and encouragement in external regattas.
A L&D Fee and Junior Membership is required after 3 sessions for the season.
Register for a Free Trial:
October 11, 18, 25 HERE
November 8, 15, 22 HERE
Email email@example.com for more information
School Holiday Courses
These courses aim to provide children aged 7-12 with a fun, safe and affordable way to get into sailing. If you have a teen, check out the ‘Teens Sailing’ page for other courses.
Kids Learn to Sail – Tackers 1 (Having Fun)
Dates & Times:
Tuesday 29 September – Friday 2 October 2020 | 8.30am – 1.30pm | Register Here
Monday 5 October – Friday 9 October 2020 | 8.30am – 12.30pm | Register Here
Monday 11 January – Friday 15 January 2021 | 8.30am – 12.30pm | Register Here
Monday 18 January – Friday 22 January 2021 | 8.30am – 12.30pm | Register Here
Cost: $280 per sailor (includes 20 hours of tuition, full personal insurance cover issued by Australian Sailing, a ‘Tackers Pack’, daily fruit for morning tea and a sausage sizzle lunch on the final day).
By the end of the Tackers 1 course, the participants will be able to:
- Steer with tiller extension under towing paddling power
- Tie a figure 8 knot, round twice and two half hitches
- Tack (push turn) and Gybe (pull turn)
- Reach around a figure of 8 course using both tacking and gybing
- Sail with tiller extension
- Sail upwind and downwind by following the safety boat
Kids Learn to Sail – Tackers 2 (Tricks & Techniques)
Dates & Times:
Monday 5 October – Friday 9 October 2020 | 12.30pm – 4.30pm | Register Here
Cost: $280 per sailor (includes 20 hours of tuition, full personal insurance cover issued by Australian Sailing, daily fruit for morning tea and a sausage sizzle lunch on the final day).
Course Outcome: By the end of the Tackers 2 course, the participants will be able to:
This course is designed for children who have completed Tackers 1 or have an ability to sail a figure of 8 course.
- Get out of irons on their own
- Safely gybe the boat
- Correctly use the tiller extension
- Sailing around a triangle course, including:
- Upwind – on a close hauled course tacking through the ‘no go zone’
- Downwind – with centreboard up
- Reaching – correct sail position
- Demonstrate a 360 and 720-degree turn
During the registration process for any course, you will be required to register for an Australian Sailing (AS) number which will redirect you to a page to do so, before proceeding to the course payment page. If you have any difficulties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
OutThere Sailing is the ideal way for teens to have fun and get active on the water whilst:
- Having fun while experiencing sailing.
- Socialising with friends and making new ones.
- Learning how to sail in an inclusive environment.
- Developing life-long friendships and learning team skills.
Friday’s Teens Sailing – From October 2020
Experience this on selected Friday evenings from October 2020. Stay back with the family and enjoy a tasty cooked meal in the alfresco area!
$20 per session – come to one session or come to all! Bring a friend for free is available for those who attend 3+ sessions.
Available: From October 2020 4.30pm – 6.30pm
School Holiday Courses
Tuesday 29 September – Friday 2 October 2020 | 10.00am – 3.00pm | Register Here
Monday 5 October – Friday 9 October 2020 | 10.00am – 2.00pm | Register Here
Monday 11 January – Friday 15 January 2021 | 10.00am – 2.00pm | Register Here
Monday 18 January – Friday 22 January 2021 | 10.00am – 2.00pm | Register Here
Combines OutThere Sailing 1 & 2. More information available in the registration links:
**Teens from Week 1 can do Week 2 to build their skills. A incentive is offered during Week 1 to bring a friend for Week 2**
The aim of the program is to have fun, spend time with friends and learn new skills. All our youth programs are delivered by qualified Australian Sailing Instructors. Mounts Bay Sailing Club will be able to expose teens to sailing in Pacer dinghies, windsurfing, SUP’s and powerboating!
This program is aimed at 12-17 year old’s who would like to try dinghy sailing, stand up paddleboarding and powerboating. OutThere Sailing also focuses on the social element of a club environment, simply enjoying time spent with friends whether that be on the water, on the beach or in the clubhouse. The program provides a social environment for teenagers to cultivate real friendships with others from their local area, whilst potentially igniting a love for sailing in the process.
The Program is currently being developed with a launch date in early March. To register your interest, email email@example.com the participant name, birthdate, contact email and phone. MBSC will offer OutThere Sailing Experiences on Thursday evenings and school holiday courses in the April holidays that combine the following 2 levels:
OutThere Sailing 1: is a great introduction to water based sports and their skills, but still with a focus on fun with friends. The program introduces sailing, power boating, windsurfing and stand up paddle boards, where you will new skills through exciting exercises and put them to good use in fun, on-water activities.
OutThere Sailing 2: will build on the introductory skills learnt in OutThere Sailing 1. It will have the same focus on creating new friendships whilst having fun out on the water.
The School Holiday programs allow friends to remain together regardless of what level within the program they are at. This allows friends who are at different levels to do the program together in the same boat.
Flexible pathways are available depending on interest in windsurfing or sailing. Training to enable racing (or just having some fun!) is run on Sunday’s.
- Is it safe?
Safety is a top priority at MBSC. The club provides all the safety needed and all instructors maintain current qualifications and certificates dictated by Australian Sailing and MBSC, including first aid training and working with children checks.
- Do I need to be a member of the club?
You do not need to be a member of the clubto take part in an OutThere Sailing program.
- Do I need equipment/boat?
All equipment/boats are provided by MBSC, including life jackets.
- What do I need to bring?
All safety equipment is provided by the club. You will need to bring:
- Clothes & Shoes (including change) – wear ones you don’t mind getting wet in
- Drink bottle, snacks
- LOADS OF ENERGY!!!
Adults Start Sailing 1&2 @ MBSC
Dates: Saturday 14, 21, 28 November & 5 December 2020
Time: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Cost: $280 per sailor (includes 20 hours of tuition, full personal insurance cover issued by Australian Sailing, a ‘Start Sailing Pack’ and lunch on the final day).
This Australian Sailing accredited course is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing for complete beginners. Our Australian Sailing accredited instructors will make sure you have a great time on the water learning to sail. Adult participants will learn to sail in Pacer Dinghies. You are able to learn skills such as:
- Rigging the boat
- Returning to the beach
- How to perform basic maneuvers
- Correct posture and movements
- Basic Rules of Racing
The sessions occur on Sunday mornings and will allow participants to view the boats preparing to race on the water around lunch time. This will provide an opportunity for participants to get to know other sailors and boats to aid the transition into the Club if that pathway is desirable.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults Better Sailing @ MBSC
Time: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Cost: $280 per sailor (includes 20 hours of tuition, full personal insurance cover issued by Australian Sailing and lunch on the final day).
Better Sailing is a step up from Start Sailing 1 & 2 so you can sail in stronger winds as you develop the skills required to get maximum speed from your dinghy using a spinnaker on our Pacers!
You should have the skills, knowledge and experience gained from the Start Sailing 2 course and you will gain your Better Sailing successful certificate at completion.
The sessions occur on Sunday afternoons.
For further information, please email email@example.com
The thrill of windsurfing is second to none. This course caters for those keen to get into windsurfing, right through to those wishing to go on and become instructors. As a Discover Sailing Centre, we offer the following courses:
Start Windsurfing: This course teaches the very basics of windsurfing including teaching participants how to sail to a chosen point on the water and return to where they started in light winds.
Better Windsurfing: This course is designed to improve windsurfing technique so that you are capable of sailing a course with competence, including board adjustment and improved stance, in light to moderate winds.
The course outlines can be accessed HERE
Start Windsurfing for Adults @ MBSC
Dates: Saturday 14, 21 & 28 November 2020
Register your interest for future dates by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: $200 per sailor (includes 12 hours of tuition, full personal insurance cover issued by Australian Sailing, a windsurfing booklet and lunch on the final day).
Each course is limited to 5 places
Windsurf & Wine (an initiative of SheSails)
SheSails is an intiative by Australian Sailing that seeks to increase female participation in sailing and windsurfing. More information can be found HERE
On selected Fridays from October – April, MBSC encourages women to come down to the Bay for a social windsurf, followed by a cooked meal from the galley and an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. More details to follow.
Interested? Email email@example.com
School Sailing Programs
Mounts Bay Sailing Club can work with your primary or secondary school to tailor learn to sail programs to deliver to school groups all year round. MBSC has the experience in running programs consisting of up to 50 students from schools around the local area.
The programs can be run as a series of 1-2 hour lessons over a term, or organised as a non-residential camp over a block of 3-5 days. MBSC provides all equipment including boats suitable to primary school or high school students, life jackets and qualified sailing instructors for each school program.
Our sailing programs are an exciting and easily organised option for classes such as Outdoor Education, Marine Studies and Physical Education.
Sporting Schools Grant
Sporting Schools funding is available for primary schools to deliver Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school hours via Australian Sailing.
Contact Saskia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0432 180 142 for information on the program and the grant.
Check out the video below to see what a session could look like for you! Please view in 1080p HD by using the toggle in the right hand corner.
The Recreational Skipper’s Ticket (RST) is a nationally-recognised certificate of competency which shows that the holder has the minimum knowledge and practical skills needed to operate a powerboat safely.
If you are interested in obtaining your RST please register your details with email@example.com
Date: Saturday 17 October 2020 8.30am
Maximum 8 participants
A person must have a Recreational Skipper’s Ticket (RST) if:
- He or she is the person in charge of an RST vessel.
- The vessel is being operated in the water.
An RST vessel is any boat that is:
- Registered with the Department of Transport, or required to be registered.
- Used for recreational purposes.
- Powered by has an engine with more than 6 hp (4.5 kW).
Only the person-in-charge of the boat (the ‘skipper’) needs to have an RST, but he or she must have it with them the entire time the boat is in operation. The skipper is responsible for what happens on the boat during the voyage, but this doesn’t mean that he or she must be at the wheel the whole time.
Note: You do not need an RST to own a boat that is docked or on land. You also do not need an RST to operate a vessel that does not have a motor, or that has a motor with a power of 6 hp (4.5 kW) or less.
The minimum age to obtain a Recreational Skipper’s Ticket (RST) is 14 years old. For more information on age limits to operate recreational boats, please go to General rules and regulations.
Start Studying now at https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/rst-workbook-and-quizzes.asp
Are you a teen/adult that knows how to sail and just want to get out on the water with some friends and participate in some friendly competition? On selected Sunday’s you can hire one of our Pacers dinghies to sail around a short course under the guidance of a rescue boat or go for a leisurely sail to practice your skills, go on a picnic with the family, or just enjoy being out on the water. You can make it as serious or as fun as you want. Don’t have a crew or skipper? We can help you find one!
For $30 one session or $100 for four sessions, you and a friend can hire a two-person Pacer dinghy on selected Sunday’s (morning or afternoon). This initiative will also aid new adult members to transition into the Club from a sailing course and make the step into Senior racing more comfortable. Dates include:
October 2020 – March 2021
Skippers are required to have a basic level of sailing experience to launch, tack, gybe, capsize, and sail all points of sail (upwind, downwind, reach) unsupervised in a maximum of 15 knots of wind. Life jackets are provided. Non-members will be required to join the Club if they wish to continue past 4 sessions. Participants are to register online, however can book on the day, subject to availability.
For more information and to register
or contact Saskia at firstname.lastname@example.org