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Kids Learn to Sail Courses

Learn to sail for kids

At Mounts Bay Sailing Club, there’s nothing we love more than introducing young skippers to the joy of sailing through a fun, safe and affordable way. To develop the skills of your budding sailor, we offer ‘learn to sail’ school holiday courses, sailing school and our year- round club Learning & Development pathway.

All of our kids’ sailing courses are taught by qualified and experienced instructors, all of whom hold a current first aid certificate and working with children check. With a strong focus on water safety, we provide all life jackets and other safety equipment required to ensure your young skipper has a positive sailing experience.

Tackers is a fun introductory, games-based sailing course designed for kids aged 7-12 years. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate, however they will need to be able to swim 25 meters unassisted to complete this course. All the equipment, including the boats are provided. The Tackers Program is delivered in small groups by an Australian Sailing Qualified Instructor and Assistant Instructors. There are two levels that kids can progress through:

Tackers 1 – Having fun. Kids sail in pairs in small boats. It’s a great way to meet new friends and kids will have the chance to sail with others in their group.

Tackers 2 – Tricks & techniques. If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

Cost:
$280.00 (includes 20 hours of tuition, full personal insurance cover issued by Australian Sailing, a ‘Tackers Pack’, daily fruit for morning tea)

Next Course Dates:

April School Holidays:

11th -14th April 2022

For more information please email coaching@mbsc.com.au 

Registration:

MBSC Sailing Courses

Frequently asked questions:

What should my child wear on a Tackers course?

With the majority of the course spent in the water, we highly recommend that participants wear clothing that can get wet. For both girls and boys, we recommend board shorts, a long sleeve rash top, a spray jacket and a wetsuit for cold days. We also recommend you bring a change of clothes and a towel for afterwards.

All participants must wear enclosed shoes and a hat at all times on the water.

What should my child bring to the course?

Each participant will need to bring:

• A change of clothes and towel
• Sunscreen and hat
• Old shoes or rubber boots for sailing
• Morning tea & water bottle

Out There Sailing, is a new & improved program incorporating sailing, stand-up paddle boarding & power boating. This program is aimed at 12 – 17 year old’s who would like to try dinghy sailing, keelboat sailing, stand up paddle boarding & powerboating. Out There 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!

Next Course Dates:

April School Holidays:
11-14th April 2022

Cost:
$280

For more information please email coaching@mbsc.com.au

Registration:

MBSC Sailing Courses

Our extensive junior development program has been developed to teach fundamental sailing skills initially and then progress to competitive club racing and class regattas.

Throughout the development program children will be accredited with Discover Sailing pathway certificates and a logbook.

The MBSC Junior Development program runs every Sunday morning from 9am to 12pm throughout the season and fortnightly throughout winter.

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MBSC Development Pathway

Our extensive junior development program has been developed to teach fundamental sailing skills to then progress to competitive club racing and class regattas.

Throughout the development program children will be accredited with Discover Sailing pathway certificates. 

 

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MBSC Development Squad 

Your sailing journey starts here with a taste on the water with one of our experienced coaches. An introduction to the fundamentals skills of sailing including basics in rigging, safety, wind and weather, and points of sail. 

MBSC offers Try Sailing for children with an obligation-free three-week free trial within our development program run on Sunday mornings throughout the season. 

Please register your interest by emailing coaching@mbsc.com.au

Starter Suqad is our introductory learn to sail course designed to be a gateway into our Junior Development Squad. Once successfully completing a Tackers 1 & 2, Out There Sailing or Discover Sailing trial you can progress to our Starter Squad.

The squad is a fully coached program. The main objective is to build on the foundations of sailing. Growing confidence on the water through interactive sailing and gameplay activities.

As well as Junior membership and L&D fee applies to all our coaching programs. This includes the use of club boats, life jackets and coaching fees.

Cost:

2021/22 Junior Membership – $120

2021/22 L&D Fee – $300 pa

Graduates are accredited with Yachting Australia Discover Sailing 1&2.

 

Once kids have mastered the basics, the next step in the sailing pathway is our Race Ready Squad. This intermediate class lays the foundations for competition, developing the practical skills required to race whenever they’re ready. We continue to focus on creating a fun environment, while starting to pay more attention to speed and skill at the helm. The O’pen Skiff (Bic) is ideal for the fast fun-packed drills and is the primary class in this program, making this class fresh and exciting for our junior sailors.

As well as Junior membership and L&D fee applies to all our coaching programs. This includes the use of club boats, life jackets and coaching fees.

Cost:

2021/22 Junior Membership – $120

2021/22 L&D Fee – $300 pa

Graduates are accredited with Yachting Australia Discover Sailing – Better Sailing.

If your young sailor is itching to take their skills to the next level, our Competition Squad is the place to be. Competition Squad focuses directly on racing skills, equipping kids and teens with the capabilities to hone their technique and supporting skills development. Participants will master their abilities at the helm in both the single-handed O’pen Skiff and double handed Flying Ant. Many sailors go on to sail both boats long-term, and the support of our qualified instructors ensure your child develops the skills to compete at a high level.

At this stage we would encourage participation in local, state, national and international regattas in the O’pen Skiff or Optimist classes and the transition to double-handed sailing in the Flying Ant.

Graduates are accredited with Yachting Australia Discover Sailing – Start Racing and Better Racing.

MBSC is the premier club for Flying Ant sailing in WA.

We offer a specific program to transition our juniors from single-handed sailing boats to double. This fundamental progression opens the door a large range of sailing possibilities for your child’s future. 

The Flying Ant is a 3.2m long double-handed sailing skiff with a sloop rig comprising main, jib and spinnaker, and the crew on trapeze. Its high-performance hull shape makes it a great intermediate dinghy for young sailors wanting to sail with someone else and experience the thrills of performance skiff sailing.

With national representation the Flying Ant provides great opportunities both on the water and off, building connections and camaraderie that will last a lifetime. 

Mounts Bay Sailing Club is working on our intermediate development. 

The future of our club lies inportantly within our junior program. 

We currently have a fleet of 7 Pacers and regularly have 4-5 boats on the water for Sunday morning training. 

 

We have 5-10 14-16year olds particpating in Pacer sailing. 

 

This is a fully coached program aiming to indroduce racing based concepts and further develop sailing skills. 

 

Training runs on Sunday morninga throughout the sailing season and fotrnightly through winter. 

Kids Sailing Courses FAQs

Safety on the water is a top priority at MBSC. The club provides all the safety equipment needed, including life jackets. All our instructors maintain current qualifications and certificates dictated by Australian Sailing and MBSC, including first aid training and working with children checks.

No club membership is needed to participate in a school holiday sailing activity.

All equipment – including life jackets and the boats themselves – are provided by MBSC and included in the course fee.

All safety equipment is provided by the club. You will need to bring:
  • Lunch – fridges are available.
  • Clothes & Shoes (including change) – wear ones you don’t mind getting wet in
  • Towel
  • Drink bottle
  • Hat
No club membership is needed to participate in a school holiday sailing activity.
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