Sailing Courses, Great fun for teenagers

Manly Sailing offers sailing courses for beginners with no experience and for those that have already built up some time on the water. Our instructors will guide you around Sydney Harbour and will show you a fun, safe time with you and your friends. We have lots of options for teenagers who are just starting their sailing journey. If you are looking to master a new skill, or just to spend more time outdoors and on Sydney Harbour, sailing is great hobby to learn. It also opens up a whole community of like minded people that are love the water and are keen to share their passion.

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Sailing Courses on an O’PEN Skiff

One of the best ways to learn to sail is in a dinghy. Small, manoeuvrable and you have to control everything yourself. Learn to sail single handedly in an O’PEN Skiff. It can be a bit tricky at first as the boats require some balancing, but teenagers tend to be more confident and learn quickly. We generally put the teenagers straight into level 2 and within a few weeks they have often built up the boat handling skills to manage their boat with confidence.

Level 2 sailing courses are available in term 4 and term 1 on Monday or Wednesday after school 4-6.15pm, Saturday or Sunday 8am-10.15. If you have missed the 1st week or 2, don’t worry we can do a catch up. Please call the office to chat.

Level 3 sailing courses are available on Wednesday after school 4-6.15pm or Saturday 10.15-12.30. If you have missed the 1st week or 2, don’t worry we can do a catch up. Please call the office to chat.

** there will be no level 3 class on the weekend of December 3rd / 4th due to the Manly Cup regatta. Instead we will extend the series out a week or participants will be asked to join Manly Sailing Cup / attend an alternative makeup class.

Have you already completed a term of sailing? We are now offering a 4 week mini term learn to get warmed up for the season from Saturday 3rd. Classes are available on the Saturday or Sunday morning from 9am till 11.15 am. This mini course will have minimal theory and is especially for all students who want a bit more time on the water before winter. Book it in online below or call us at (02) 9977 4000

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Manly Sailing Cup

Already have sailing experience and can confidently handle an O’PEN Skiff? We run a fun laid back race night for those that are level 3 or above sailors.

Session starts with rigging our boats, various races on the water: practice, fun & Manly Sailing Cup point scoring series. We finish the session off with sausage sizzle and prize giving (parents welcome & encouraged to join). If you can’t make it for the whole series, casual entry is possible subject to availability.

Manly Sailing Cup is after school 4-6.15pm on Thursdays.

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Sailing Courses  – Keelboat

For those that have already have lots of experience in dinghies or perhaps are too big and have outgrown dinghies, we run youth classes on our 24ft keelboats. No experience required, this course will cover all the key elements of theory and practical to sail a small keelboat, introduce you to racing and when ready, spinnaker sailing and competing against each other in one design match races.

Participants will have the opportunity to be selected to compete in our other race nights each week.

Youth Keelboat classes are available on Tuesdays or Thursdays after school 4:30- 6.45pm. If you have missed the 1st week or 2, don’t worry we can do a catch up. Please call the office to chat.

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Watersports Program

Our watersports program is a great opportunity for kids to try and improve on many fun activities in a safe environment each week. We give children an introduction to these activities as well as running team building games and fun challenges. The aim is to build their skills confidence in the water all under the guidance of our experienced Instructors.

This program is 8 weeks long and subject to availability. Classes are on a Tuesday afternoon after school from 4.30 – 6.30 pm.

This program is for children who would like to do a mixture of activities: sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Activities are dependent on weather conditions and will be changed/swapped accordingly.

Cost is $535 per child (eligible to use Active Kids voucher)

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Watersports program

What you need to know about our sailing courses

  • Duration of the course – 8 week programs, 2 hours and 15 minutes per session

  • Prices:

    – Level 2, Level 3 $565/465* during the week $585/$465* on weekends

    – Manly Sailing Cup $355/$255*

    – Watersports program $535/$435*

    – Keelboat $600/500*

  • Boats: Level 1 / 1.5 sailors sail in Optimist, generally with helm & crew member in the boat. Once skills improve, they move onto sailing single handedly in an O’pen Skiff in level 2 & level 3

  • Active Kids: We are an Active Kids provider. *$100 voucher can be used on programs of 8 weeks or longer.

  • Times of the course –  Varies according to course and day of week

  • Whats skills are needed – no experience needed

  • What you need to bring – sensible quick dry clothing, sun protection, hat and shoes.

  • What age groups? – Watersports 10-15, sailing 12 – 17 years of age (older kids should opt for the keelboat program)

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Get out of the house and away from the computer in the holidays?

Holiday camps are a great way to try sailing and other water sports for the first time or to get some extra time on the water and up-skill.