Manly Sailing's Term Time program is starting next week. We run dinghy sailing: Optimist (level 1) and Advanced Optimist/Beginner O'pen Skiff (level 2) after school and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. 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. Our term time courses are 8 week programs, 4pm - 6:15pm on weekdays or 8am - 10:15am on weekends. Children who participate in our courses should be able to swim. We supply lifejackets which [...]
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This August I (Will), one of the young instructors at Manly Sailing, travelled to Noumea, New Caledonia with a team representing the RPAYC youth development squad for the 2023 Aircalin Match Racing regatta. The event was raced in J70 sport boats with teams from Australia, New Zealand, France and New Caledonia competing. It was a very tough regatta, the team’s first international match racing event, against some of the best match racers in the world. We learnt heaps and sailed really well. It was a great experience and I would love to go back next year! [...]
Come and meet our instructors, discover our courses, and get out on the water! Manly Sailing and Manly Yacht Club are running an Open Day on the 16th September. For the younger dinghy sailors, we will have taster sessions in Optimists and O'pen Skiffs as well as some kayaks and games East Esplanade beach. Existing sailors, come and take your friends out for a sail, new sailors come have a joy ride in a boat (we will have experienced sailors there to help you). Come and chat to us at the gazebo at East Esplanade, we'll have a gifts for the [...]
Manly is a beautiful coastal suburb that sits on the northern shores of Sydney Harbour. It attracts thousands of visitors each year with its picturesque scenery, impressive coastline, and a wide range of activities on offer. If you're looking for something unique to do in Manly, here are some suggestions: 1. Explore Manly Cove's Secret Beaches Many visitors miss out on the secret beaches of Manly Cove, which are beautiful secluded spots that are just waiting to be discovered. Collins Flat Beach is one hidden gem, accessible only by walking through a bush trail. Its secluded location makes it [...]
Congratulations to our talented sailors from Manly for their brilliant performances at the Dolphin Chaser regatta (the NSW O'pen Skiff Championships) on the 5-6 November at Mannering Park. Gold fleet: Toby (who finished sixth in the fleet), Jamie, Aneya, Danielle, Henry Silver fleet: Fred (who finished second in the fleet), Hannah, William, Callum Laser fleet: Ollie (who finished first in the fleet, winning 4 out of his 8 races). Stay tuned for the next big event in the O'pen Skiff racing calendar, held right here on site at the Manly Yacht Club. The Manly Cup, on the 3rd and 4th December, [...]
Hamilton Island Wrap Up What do your Manly Sailing instructors get up to in winter? …. They go NORTH, sailing up the coast and racing in the 36th edition of Hamilton Island Race week Onur boarded Rumba - a Northshore 370 from MYHC – for a 1,120 NM passage from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 17 days. One of the best adventures of his life despite having to deal with rigging damage and 4 days without any instruments. James took up the same passage on board Savannah Girl – a Swan 46 from MYC and left Sydney with a light breeze out of the south [...]
Ollie Goes To O'pen Skiff World Championships One of Manly Sailing’s assistant instructors, Ollie Ross, has just been over to France to compete in the O'pen Skiff World Championships. He was part of the Australian Team of 9 sailors from NSW, VIC and QLD. Addy Newlan, Sophie Drummond, Banjo Nicholson, Grace and Josh Golinski, Corrado Dorrington, Russell and Connor Harris. Ollie and Josh sailed in the under 17 category and the rest of the team in the under 15s. France was in the middle of a heatwave. The first day with practice racing and the opening ceremony had [...]
Will winter put a freeze on school sailing? Never! The autumn and winter seasons typically see a slowing down for youth sailing; but at Manly Sailing, things are just starting to heat up. Our die-hard sailors are excited by the stronger winds, and they’re super keen to get out on the water – after putting on an extra jacket first! Despite the challenges the last couple of years have ushered in with COVID and remote learning, two Northern Beaches Secondary College schools, Balgowlah Boys Campus and Manly Selective Campus have supported students to attend the weekly Wednesday afternoon training [...]
Manly Sailing: IYT Global Partner School We are very excited to share with you that Manly Sailing is now an International Yachting Training (IYT) Global Partner School. IYT sets the global standard for maritime training and certification. Nikki, Finn and Xavier at Manly Sailing now offer a broad range of recreational courses to suit everyone and their ambitions - from Try Sailing to the more advanced International Bareboat Skipper certificate. Manly Sailing can also assess the International Certificate of Competency (ICC), your passport to chartering around the world. These courses provide a continuous sailing pathway for anyone [...]
Joining the world-first project to take care of our oceans The ‘Seabin Project’ have a simple mission statement: to live in a world without the need for Seabins. With the objective of creating a pollution-free ocean for future generations, the project has seen huge growth and support since its inception in 2015. It may have started as a simple idea: creating rubbish bins for the oceans to collect debris, waste, oil, fuel and detergents. Now, with the help and support of volunteers and investors, there are seabins being installed across the world, and the project has expanded to include [...]