Learning & Development Junior Sailing Program

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 game play 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.

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.

Learning & Development

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Our L&D program is a practical way to help your child discover life experiences in a truly great transition from learning to sail to being in control. The program draws from a talent pool of coaches including former Olympic Gold medallist Tessa Parkinson, international and national athletes and coaches. The focus is on gaining and building key skills to help the sailors evolve into confident sailors that will feel at home in any fun or competitive sailing environment they choose.
Fixtures PDF

Mounts Bay Sailing Club - Fixtures

Contains the Sailing Fixtures for the Summer of 2015/16.
2016 Winter Program

Mounts Bay Sailing Club - Winter Program 2016

Contains the School Holiday Course dates; Winter Training/Racing dates and Cruiser and Power dates for the Winter of 2016.
Key Dates & Nationals at Mounts Bay Dates
Opening Day  8 October 2016
3 of a Kind 26 February 2017
Closing Day 8 April 2017

Junior Fleets

Junior fleets are for children starting at around 8 years of age and though to 17. The selection of classes is essentially determined by size and what skills they need to learn.


    • Mudlark
    • Optimist
    • Open Bic
    • Flying Ant

Class Details


Typically suits sailors between 12 to 20 and provides the groundwork for developing advanced sailing and racing skills


    • Cherub
    • 29er

Intermediate Class Details

Senior Fleets

Mounts Bay has many options from the convenient single handed Musto Skiff; Olympic 49er & 49er FX to the 18 Footers and more.


    • 49er & 49erFX
    • Sharpie
    • Musto Performance Skiff
    • 18 Foot Skiff
    • GP14
    • Cruisers

Senior Class Details


Key Dates & Nationals at Mounts Bay Dates
Opening Day  8 October 2016
3 of a Kind 28 February 2017
Closing Day 8 April 2017