Experience the wonder and amazement being with your child as they unlock the puzzles of sailing in an ever-changing environment of wind and water, rules, strategy and tactics, friendships that last a lifetime.
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 “Starter Squad” fee applies which includes complimentary membership, use of the club boats 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.
Our next formal intake will be at the beginning of the summer season in October 2019
However you are welcome to join us during winter. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 Bic 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.
School Holidays Learn to Sail
Course: Kids Learn to Sail School Holiday Tackers 1 Having Fun @MBSC #5.
Date: Mon 15th Apr – Thurs 18th Apr
Time: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Mounts Bay Sailing Club – Australia II Drive Crawley
Australian Sailing: Tackers 1 – Having Fun
Pre-requisites: Water confident, 7-12years old. Participants don’t need to have any sailing experience and they don’t have to be a member of a club to participate. All the equipment, including life jackets and boats, are provided.
Our Instructors will make sure your children have a great time on the water learning to sail. They will learn the basics of sailing through games on and off the water.
Cost: $280 – The course cost is $280 per sailor and includes 20 hours of tuition, full personal insurance cover issued by Australian Sailing, a ‘Tackers Pack’ (containing different surprises for each level), daily fruit for morning tea and a sausage sizzle lunch on the final day.
During the registration process, 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 email@example.com.
Maximum of 24 students per course.
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)
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
You will gain your Tackers 1 completion certificate.
Saturday Mornings – There is currently no courses scheduled for winter
However to register your interest for the next course please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The course is an 4-week program run on Saturday mornings, from 8.30am- 1.30pm.
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
- Adults will be instructed by Yachting Australia qualified coaches.
Those who have completed the course are welcome to arrange to continue to use the club pacers on Sundays to practice their skills or try the afternoon racing!
Maximum of 12 per course.
Course cost – $280.
Recommended Read – Start Sailing Right from the Yachting Australia Training Series. Available through Mounts Bay
There is currently no RST courses scheduled for winter
To register your expression of interest for the next course; please contact email@example.com
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.
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
$210 Per Student, with a maximum class size of 8 students
Mounts Bay Sailing Club also will also gift you a $105 club voucher if you volunteer you time at 3 x MBSC events on a safety or start boat role during the 2018/19 season. This voucher will be issued on completion of the third volunteer roster.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.