Holiday Camps

Junior Camp Information

Woollahra Sailing Club, situated on Sydney Harbour’s Rose Bay, conducts school holiday camp programs for children aged between 7 and 14 years covering an arrange of water based and sailing activities, as well as fun games and team building exercises over four full days of fun on Sydney Harbour. The courses are run during all major school holiday periods throughout the year.

Our courses are fun, safe and fully supervised by qualified Yachting Australia instructors.

The cost includes instruction, boat usage and certificate.
Please note: A late enrolment fee of $30 applies to enrolments received less than 14 days prior to commencement of each program.

What to Bring

Each participant will need to bring:

  • Spray jacket or/and wetsuit
  • A change of warm clothes
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Old shoes or rubber boots for sailing
  • A packed lunch and drink (including snacks) Towel, Board shorts or swimmers

Program Schedule

Our schedule for the camp will be reactive to the conditions, we try and teach the hardest things in the best weather where possible. All our instructors are trained and accredited by Australian Sailing (formerly Yachting Australia)

Day 1
Morning: Intro-wind, water, waves, safety, basic rules, Boat Awareness – Lifting, rigging, getting in and out of boat, centreboard, balance, parts of boat, steering, & paddling.
Lunch
Afternoon: Tacking and Gybing, Capsizing – talk and practice.

Day 2
Morning: Sail trimming, wind direction Points of Sail.
Lunch
Afternoon: On-water games (consolidation).

Day 3
Morning: Advanced Points of Sail, Man Overboard drills.
Lunch
Afternoon: Mini races – Fun races, on-water games (follow the leader etc)

Day 4
Morning: Sailing drills, assesments and On-Water games.
Later Lunch at Clifton Gardens
Afternoon: Picnic and games at Clifton Gardens

Optimist Training Camps

Optimist Training Camp info

Woollahra Sailing Club are running Optimist training camps over the Easter school holidays, this camp is ran over 4 days, 9am-5pm. This camps is directed at those who have already completed Tackers , independently sailing a triangle course and beginning to race.

The main aim of this camp is to improve racing knowledge and ability, it will be focusing on racing techniques and tactics. This may be a change for a lot of kids who have came to our other holiday camps which are more relaxed and based on fun, this course is a change of pace to bring the kids up to the next level of sailing.

Which Camp?

We are running an Intermediate training camp and a Green Fleet training camp, this breaking up the kids into groups with similar abilities to get the most of the coaching being given to them. If you are currently sailing in the intermediate fleet and participating in club racing on a Sunday the Intermediate camp will be more suited to your ability. If you are sailing in Green fleet on a Sunday morning, recently moved from Tackers or struggling with some aspects of the Green Fleet course, Green Fleet camp will be best suited for your ability and allow you to push forward and progress more quickly to Intermediate level.

If you have an questions or queries about what camp you should be on please call the office on 02 9371 9805.

What to Bring:

  • Your boat!!
  • Your sails!
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Suitable clothing for being on the water all day
  • Sun Screen
  • A change of clothes for after
  • A note book