Please read the COVID-19 Policy in full before each visit to the Club.
Do not attend the Club if you have any cold of flu like symptoms.  Do not attend the Club if there is any chance you may have been incontact with someone who has, or might have coronavirus, in the last 14 days.
Please check the Latest NSW Health COVID-19 news and updates.

The Club is operating at near full capacity. In order to keep operating in this fashion assistance is required from all visitors to the facility. The Club toilets and changerooms are open.  The Club cafe and all other internal facilities are closed.  This is in accordance with NSW Public Health Orders and cannot be avoided.

If you are having trouble registering for an event please consult the Event Registration FAQs page.

School holiday camps

Woollahra Sailing Club, conducts school holiday camp programmes for children aged between 7 and 14 years covering an array 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 Australian Sailing instructors.

Kids Learn to Sail (Tackers) 7 -12 years old

The Tackers Programme is aimed at introducing children to sailing in a fun, safe, accessible and affordable way.
The programme offers children the opportunity to start on a pathway to ongoing involvement in clubs, gradually progressing through over several seasons.

The Tackers Programme utilises a poly-plastic and simplified version of the International Optimist sailing dinghy. The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy sailed by children up to the age of 15. It is one of the most popular sailing dinghies in the world, with over 150,000 boats officially registered with the Class and many more built but never registered. It is sailed in over 120 countries and in the last Olympics 85% of medal winning skippers were former Optimist dinghy sailors.

What should my child wear on a Tackers course?

With the majority of the course spent sailing around Sydney Harbour, 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, towel and sailing gloves.

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

Optimist green fleet

Green Fleet is a club based junior (primary school age) sailing activity for kids who have completed the Tackers Programme (all 3 levels) or a similar junior learn to sail programme.

Like most sports sailing recognises that primary school age kids are more likely to enjoy, and be retained in sport, if it is less competitive and more fun/games based and social. Most other sports used modified rules at this stage before progressing to the adult rules at the youth (secondary school) age group.

Why is it called Green Fleet?

Good question and we can only guess the answers

That’s what it’s called in some other countries. It’s for kids who are “green” when it comes to racing.

Where does Green Fleet fit?

Green Fleet is the transitionary level between the top of the learn to sail programmes – learn to race, and ongoing participation in club racing, or other forms of club based sailing participation.

It’s Level 4 on Australian Sailing pathway, above Level 3 Learn to Race and below Level 5 Club Racing.

Green Adventure – NEW

After completing Tackers 3 this is your next step, club supplied Optimist

Performance training

Over 60 YEARS of developing young sailors .

Woollahra Sailing Club has a proud tradition of developing young sailors and offering opportunities to juniors whatever the extent of their ambitions, be it as competitive club sailor, Olympic hopeful or purely fan and recreation.

At Woollahra Sailing Club we provide students with all the necessary skills and knowledge to competently sail a small dinghy in moderate weather conditions. Our courses are Yachting Australia accredited and are recognised nationwide. Whatever your age, our professional staff will ensure that you learn to sail and have fun at the same time. We cater to all levels of experience from “land-lubber” right through to expert. After completing a learn to sail course we offer a Sunday morning subsidised pathway in Pacers which allows sailors to further develop their skills on a training track.

Optimist, Laser, 420, Waszp, Windsurfing and other performance training

Out There Sailing

OutThere Sailing is the perfect way to try out sailing and have fun on the water without any long term commitment or competitive aspect.

The program is created for 12-17 year old’s who are interested in trying out sailing in a non-competitive, social and fun setting. OutThere Sailing encourages teenagers to learn new skills and spend time with friends in a new and exciting environment.

The Club will utilise a wide variety of boats including Dinghies, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Windsurfers and Power boat adventures during their programs. The aim of the program is to have fun, hang out with friends and learn new skills. All OutThere Sailing programs are delivered by qualified Australian Sailing Instructors.

OutThere Sailing will give teenagers the flexibility & variety they want in a fun focused setting, whilst still providing them with important life skills. The key aspect of this program is to facilitate a social environment where teenagers are able to cultivate real friendships with other’s from their local area, whilst potentially igniting a love for sailing in the process. Socialisation and fun both on and off the water are paramount; club culture is inclusive of everyone and there is plenty for parents and teenagers to get involved with.

Achieving Representative Honours

Many of our members have gone on to achieve representative honours. It is a thrill and an honour for a junior to represent their state or country, but it is an equally uplifting experience for the club itself and and indication that the future of the club is in safe hands.

Many of these keen juniors will become our full adult members, committee men and women, instructors, office holders and commodores in years to come.

There are few things more thrilling for senior club members than seeing the young ones being gripped by the same passion for this wonderful sport that many of them experienced as juniors. Tradition is very much a part of Woollahra Sailing Club and this the love of the sea is passed down from one generation to the next.

School programmes

We provide a variety of options to Schools, both primary and secondary. We can provide coaching and training weekdays during or after school and weekends as well. Our available products range from tackers courses for the year 2 kids right through to High School Teams Racing.

The WSC Sailing Programme supports schools who participate in the WSC Schools Racing Series and the NSW Teams Racing Association Championships.

We can provide all necessary coaching and resources for the development of sailing as a new sport in your school. Please call us today for more information (WSC: 02 9371 9805)

Woollahra Sailing Club, conducts school holiday camp programmes 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.

Adult learn to sail and windsurf

Specialising in Adult learn to sail and windsurf we look forward to teaching &/or advancing the skills of sailing.  The following packages are available with all lessons in either single handed or double handed dinghies with qualified Australian Sailing instructors.  Our courses follow the syllabus from Australian Sailing to deliver courses and accreditation that are recoognised Australia wide.  The courses are intended to provide students with all the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and competently sail or windsurf in moderate weather conditions.  Private lessons are a great way to get personalised attention and make quick progress.

Pathways
You can start your, sailing or windsurf, journey with a private lesson, a group of four lessons or through our adult group training sessions.

  1. One off private lesson.  Our adult Taster Programme allows you to purchase one more private lessons.  Private lessons can be purchased for an individual or a pair of participants.
    Price: $180 per person or $260 for two people.  Lessons last for two hours and additional online learning resources are provided.
  2. Set of four private lessons.  Our Basic Skills package covers the fundementals and is aimed at getting you on the water independantly.  Basic Skills lessons can be purchased for an individual or a pair of participants.
    Price: $660 per person or $880 for two people.  This provides four, two hour, lessons and additional online learning resources are provided.
  3. Adult group sessions.  These usually run over a six to eight week programmae on Saturday or Sunday.  They are provided to people who have completed the Basic Skils programme.

More information is available on our adult learn to sail and learn to windsurf pages.

What to bring: Clothes you don’t mind getting wet and a towel change of clothes for after the session. If you have a wetsuit great if not don’t worry, we have some extra gear here.

Our Club racing Winter, Spring & Summer Series are held on Sundays with our goal through the adult sessions is to have you racing in our club boats through the season.

Let’s go sailing,  We are looking forward to hearing from you!  Bookings and further queries can be made via email to Sailing.school@woollahrasailingclub.org.au or call on 9371 9805 – Send through a preferred day and time and we’ll check availability.

Private lessons

Private lessons are a great way to get personalised attention and make quick progress. Private lessons are open to all. Price varies per instructor and lesson length.

Our courses follow the Basic Skills syllabus of Yachting Australia’s “getting into small boat sailing” scheme.

The courses are intended to provide students with all the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and competently sail a small dinghy in moderate weather conditions. It is a Yachting Australia accredited course and is recognised Australia wide.

On completion, participants will understand how to control and manage a small dinghy in light to moderate sailing conditions and then to participate in our Sunday morning pathway Pacer programme with our similarly qualified sailors to get more practice before going on to full on independent sailing for fun or racing . The courses also include basic understanding of weather, tides and general safety procedures, as well as fundamental sailing rules.

Lessons can be booked by contacting the WSC sailing school during office hours.

Only private tuition is available. For larger group bookings, again please contact the sailing school directly and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Sailing.school@woollahrasailingclub.org.au

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Optimist, Laser, 420, Waszp, Windsurfing and other performance training

Windsurfing Lessons

On the whole, windsurfing can be picked up rather quickly. Beginners, start off on a large board with a tiny triangular sail in less than 5 knots of wind to develop their balance and core stability, acquire a basic understanding of sailing theory. With coaching and favourable conditions, the basic skills of sailing, steering, and turning can be learned within a few hours.

Windsurfing is a sport which, once mastered, can be enjoyed, even at an advanced level. Woollahra Sailing Club offers coaching and favourable conditions, the basic skills of sailing, steering, and turning can be learned within a few hours.

Our Windsurfing course covers the basics of windsurfing, using wide stable boards. Incorporating the “BIC Techno 293, this is the beginning of the youth Olympic pathway. Using a wide style one design board, as you get better you increase you sail size advancing on the basics.

Please send an email to Sailing.school@woollahrasailingclub.org.au

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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