Experience the sport of sailing at Abbotsford 12ft Sailing Club. The club offers opportunities to Try Sailing and to receive continued training in sailing for young and old.

Our Try Sailing program is kindly supported by Club Five Dock and Canada Bay Club via CDSE category II funding

Club training Optimists kindly provided by the Boating Industry Association and Yachting NSW

The club provides several programs to try and continue sailing

  1. Try sailing at Abbotsford (8 - 14 years)
  2. After the initial 8 week course, you can join our Junior Fleet racing
  3. A further program for people 15 years and older to learn more about sailing is through the Discover Sailing Day and our Adult Start Sailing program

Try Sailing (8 - 14 yrs)

Basic Requirements

  • Children need to be able to swim and must be confident in deep water
  • Children will het wet and so ... -  shorts and rash shirts are ideal, soft soled footwear that get wet is a must (eg wet shoes, old sneakers) and sunscreen. It is also recommended that a change of clothing and towel are brought each day.
  • This course is limited to 10 participants and all boats, instructors and safety equipment are provided
  • Parents/caregivers are invited to stay and participate by helping their children to rig and launch boats and learn basic techniques too!

Course Details

Dates Course 1 - October - December/ Course 2 - February - April
Time 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Sailing and Safety equipment all provided by the club (included in the cost)
Cost TBA (and includes membership to the club)
Additional At least one parent/caregiver to attend the weekly session and assist with boat rigging and launching
Contact

Please register your interest for Try Sailing The club will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your interest.

Junior Racing

Children from 8 - 14 yr old who have completed the 8 week course are encouraged to join our Junior Fleet to continue the development of their skills and apply them to racing. Participants can use their own a boat or can lease a club boat (if available).

Dates

Throughout the season which runs from September to April
Time Saturday afternoons from 1:00pm
Equipment

participant owned boat or club leased boat; support craft and personnel provided by the club (included in costs)

Costs to be discussed - depends on boat ownership/leasing arrangements
Additional

At least one parent/caregiver to attend the weekly session and assist with boat rigging and launching

Contact

at the end of the 8 week course discuss your options with a member of the club - president, club captian or junior coordinator

Youth and Adult Start Sailing

Opportunities for youth (from 15yrs) and adults to start sailing are available throughout the season. Experienced members will run 4 week courses to introduce participants to the basic skills of the sport and encourage further participation in club activities and racing.

Participants will get wet and so…. – shorts, hat and rash shirt are ideal, soft soled footwear that can get wet is a must (eg wet shoes, old sneakers) and sunscreen. It is also recommended that a change of clothing and towel are brought each day.

Dates

Throughout the season which runs from September to April
Time Saturday mornings from 10:00 am
Sailing and safety Equipment all provided by the club (included in the cost)
Costs $160 per person per 4 week block
Contact  email

 

Experience Sailing Day and Community Fun Days

The club will be holding a seriens of "experience sailing" days for local community members at times during the year. Participants will be able to get on the water in one of our club boats with an experienced club member.

These are a great way to try the wonderful sport of sailing and discover our familiy oriented and volunteer run club.

Next available date Sunday 18 April 2021
Times 11 am to 3 pm
Sailing and Safety Equipment Provided by the club
Costs nill
Contact Judy or Chris