Kids Courses

Sailing is a wonderful way to get children out in the fresh air, learning a new skill and participating in a sport that is both a team and individual sport.

But most of all…….Sailing is Fun!

Our childrens courses are designed to provide a fun, safe and enjoyable introduction to small boat sailing .  We give children an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential knowledge that will allow them to know the freedom of sailing small boats, teach them a new skill, build their confidence and water awareness, all under the guidance of our Instructors.

We supply the safety equipment, the boats and the instructors. You don’t need to buy any special equipment as you should be able to find all of the required clothing already in your wardrobe. An information sheet will be supplied with your enrolment form that lets you know what clothing and gear to bring along.

We conduct Term Time Weekend Morning Sailing Programs and School Holiday Sailing Camps for children between the ages of 7 and 14 years. See below for more information or contact us on

We also provide mid week sailing courses for Schools and short sailing experiences for Birthday Parties – contact us to find out more.

Check out how much fun kids can have with Sailing in this Video from one of our camps!

School Holiday Sailing Camps

Our camps provide a safe and fun introduction to small boat sailing for children during the School Holidays.

Parents can choose from a 3 Day Camp on different dates.

The camp runs from 9.30pm to 3pm each day and includes an introduction to boat handling skills,  the basics of sailing and fosters confidence in boats and on the water all the while having a heap of fun with other kids.

Our camps are aimed at beginners but within each session we will be running  advanced sailing camp for kids who already sail but want to improve their skills over the holidays.

Our aim is to have happy, confident sailors going home with excited tales of their sailing adventures at the end of each day.

Price: 3 Days $369

Next Camps:  Summer School Holidays 

3 Days

December 18 – 20, 2017

January 8 – 10, 2018

January 15 – 17, 2018

January 22 – 24, 2018



Kids Term Time Courses

We have three types of Term-Time course.

Our Level 1 courses are 8 week programs – conducted on Saturday Mornings or Wednesdays after school.

Our Level 2 courses are 8 week programs – conducted on Wednesdays after school

Our Improvers courses are 8 week programs – conducted on Wednesdays after school for those who already sail and want some extra coaching or those who can’t join a club program on Saturday afternoons but want to continue sailing.

Next term time Programs will be held in Term 1, 2018. Can’t wait until then – enrol in our Summer Camps!

We will be starting the Level 1 Term time  program on October 14 for 8 weeks. This program for children who have sailed a little or not at all and covers all the basics. $439 per child

We will also be starting kids Level 2 Term time program in October 11 for 8 weeks. This program is for children who have the basics and want to improve their steering & crewing skills so they can join a club program. $439 per child

In addition a Improvers/Coaching Term time program will run from October 11 on Wednesdays after school 4pm to 6pm  for 8 weeks. This program is for those who are already in a club program who want to improve their skills. Or those who can’t join a club program on Saturday afternoons but want to continue sailing.$439 per child

Our focus is to teach children how to sail in a fun safe environment, giving them the skills and abilities that will enable them to partake in Sailing which is truly a sport for life.

The activities are the ideal way to keep your kids involved in a regular structured sporting activity. The structured certificate based scheme runs for two hours each week and provides sessions for beginners just starting as well as ongoing activities for kids who have sailed before.


Children who participate in our camps and courses should be able to swim. We supply lifejackets which they are required to wear at all times.


What happens after the course is finished?

Manly Sailing supports the Manly Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program and encourages children who have completed a Level 2 Course and wish to continue sailing to join the program to further their skills and grow within the sport. 

The Manly Yacht Club Junior program aims at developing the skills children have learnt in their Manly Sailing Course to a competent racing standard. The program runs regular weekend training and racing opportunities with qualified instructors who are support by MYC Juniors Parents. Junior sailors can utilise the club boats  for a fee and parents are encouraged to play a role on the Juniors Committee.

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