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Term Time Sailing Starts Next Week

2023-12-05T13:11:45+11:00

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 [...]

Term Time Sailing Starts Next Week2023-12-05T13:11:45+11:00

Match Racing in Noumea, New Caledonia

2023-09-04T21:32:05+10:00

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! [...]

Match Racing in Noumea, New Caledonia2023-09-04T21:32:05+10:00

Manly Sailing Dinghy Open Day – 16th September 2023

2023-09-06T17:11:21+10:00

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 Sailing Dinghy Open Day – 16th September 20232023-09-06T17:11:21+10:00

Hamilton Island Race Week

2022-09-01T16:28:14+10:00

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 [...]

Hamilton Island Race Week2022-09-01T16:28:14+10:00

Australia At Open Skiff World Championships

2022-08-11T18:37:17+10:00

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 [...]

Australia At Open Skiff World Championships2022-08-11T18:37:17+10:00

Resources to encourage outdoor play for children

2022-07-02T20:26:35+10:00

Resources to encourage your children to put down their devices and play outside Guest blog contributed by StopNDD.org! A TV or tablet might provide your child’s favourite form of entertainment, but as a parent, you probably wish they would take a bigger interest in playing outside. There’s nothing wrong with playing a few educational games or occasionally watching programs on TV, but there's a world of nature out there with so much potential for fun, learning, stimulation, and imagination! In fact, the dependence on screen-time has become such an issue that the term 'nature-deficit disorder' was coined to describe what [...]

Resources to encourage outdoor play for children2022-07-02T20:26:35+10:00
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