Kids sailing is serious fun!

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.

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.

What you need to know

  • Kids ages – between 7 and 15 years of age
  • Whats supplied? – all safety equipment, boats and instructors
  • What do you need? – 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
  • What will the kids learn – boat handling skills that will allow them to sail small boats, build their confidence and water awareness
  • Swimming level required – 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
  • Active Kids Provider – Parents, guardians and carers of school children can apply for a $100 voucher to use for sport  fees. If you would like to use your voucher for part payment use the promotional code ‘activekids’ when enrolling and send the voucher to [email protected]

We offer the following kids sailing courses

  • School Term Courses – We conduct Term Time Sailing Programs
  • School Holiday Camps – We conduct sailing courses throughout the school holidays
  • Sailing courses for schoolsContact us for more details
  • Watersports experiences for kids birthday parties – give the kids something really fun next birthday and organise a short sailing, windsurfing, kayaking or beach party session with us

How much fun kids can have at our camps!

We cater for Schools

Manly Sailing is located at Manly Yacht Club and operates under Australian Sailing teaching methods. We only hire experienced Australian Sailing instructors all of whom have WWCC, and extensive experience teaching children and teenagers of all different abilities.

The core objective of our business is to provide safe and progressive teaching to children and teenagers, and offer them skills with endless horizons.

Learning to sail presents vast amounts of life skills and lessons. It teaches teamwork, engineering, patience, concentration, meteorology and more. We firmly believe that every child should be given the opportunity to learn to sail, and to build new skills out on the water.

In today’s technology based world, sailing provides an amazing opportunity for school children to find balance, reconnect with nature, and stay active. Sailing is also a fantastic way to build a good work ethic in children, as it’s physically and mentally challenging but has immediate and long-term benefits. It’s a perfect bonding experience, incorporating team-work and problem-solving. We love watching the conversation and laughter flowing as the children encourage and support each other. Finally, sailing instils a sense of adventure in a young person. Sailboats are safe, but they are also a ticket to the wild unknown.

We offer a number of different packages for schools, ranging from weekly lessons spanning across the school term, or one-off lessons and workshops. We’re also very happy to talk to you about your school’s individual needs, and customise a program to suit you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on (02) 9977 4000 or by email should you have any questions. We look forward to seeing some new smiling faces out on the water in the upcoming season!

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 3 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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