Kids sailing is serious fun!

Sailing is a wonderful way to get children out in the fresh air and learning a new skill. It’s also a sport that provides an amazing opportunity for school children to find balance, reconnect with nature, and stay active.

Sailing helps build a good work ethic in children, as it is physically and mentally challenging. It’s a perfect bonding experience: we love watching the conversation and laughter flowing as the children encourage and support each other. It’s also great for instilling a sense of adventure and creativity.

Our children’s courses are designed to provide a fun, safe and enjoyable introduction to small boat sailing. We teach them fundamental boat handling skills and essential knowledge, building their confidence and awareness, all under the guidance of our experienced instructors.

Junior Term Time Programs

ages 7-13

Our Junior Sailing Courses take children age of 7 and up, from the beginning in their journey through to level 3 where they will be able to confidently handle and race a small boat on their own. Courses run on multiple days each week.

Youth Term Time Programs

ages 11+

There are lots of options for older children, even if they are new to sailing. Our Youth Sailing Courses have options for joining the level 2 and level 3 O’PEN Skiff courses, Manly Sailing Cup (if you already have experience), or keelboat courses.

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Kids Sailing & Adventure Holiday Camps

Get out of the house and out in the fresh air. Join a holiday camp and sail, try your hand at windsurfing, or see if you can win a game of kayak football or two.

Birthday Parties

We can help you give the kids a birthday to remember. Sailing dinghies or keelboats, windsurfing, kayaking, floating pontoons, beach games and much more.

What happens after the course is finished?

So many options for you! Continue developing your skills and racing at Manly Sailing Cup, join the keelboat program and put your skills to use on a larger boat, join the Manly Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program… or perhaps do all of these options and maximise your time on the water!

Manly Sailing supports the Manly Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program and encourages children who have completed a Level 3 Course and wish to continue sailing O’PEN Skiffs to join the program to further their skills. The Manly Yacht Club Junior program runs regular weekend training and racing opportunities with qualified instructors who are supported by MYC Juniors Parents. More information can be found at https://www.myc.org.au/racing/juniors/juniors.shtml