Learn to Sail at SSCBC

Learn to Sail at SSCBC

Cara na Mara

The first step to our SSCBC junior pathway is Cara na Mara which is a fun sailing course for 5 – 7 year olds. The course is three days of 2 hours sessions. Its primary aim is to expose young sailors to water and boating, controlled for a positive experience in a safe environment.  This sailing course will have a maximum of 3 children to 1 instructor ratio where the coaches will be in the boat with the sailors the entire time. Parents can expect their children to go sailing, play fun games and enjoy speed boat rides.

Sail and Play

Sail and Play is for children aged between 7 and 13 year olds. It is four days of two and half hour sessions.  This is the pathway program for our beginner sailors; it has three different levels 1, 2 and 3. Sail and Play is a fun, safe sailing course which introduces the basics of sailing. The first session begins with children in a boat with an instructor and works its way through pairing up with a friend to independent sailing in level 2 or level 3. This course has a great balance of fun and learning about sailing.

Private Lessons

Private lessons at the club are tailored to specific needs. They can be a great way for children who are starting sailing a little later to catch up with others of a similar age group.  Private lessons can be in club Optimists or Pacers (plastic or fiberglass). Over the busy summer peak periods there may be limited availability, please give as much notice as possible as we will try our best to facilitate.

Pacer Sailing

Pacer sailing is designed for 13 year olds and above. The pacer course is runs over four days of two and half hour sessions. Pacer sailing will teach members the basics of sailing a two person dinghy with added seamanship skills. SSCBC have three pacer levels to work through; beginner, novice and intermediate. SSCBC has three class groups to choose from:

Teen Pacers: aimed at 13 to 17 year olds

Adult Lessons: aimed at 17 year olds and above

Women on Water: This course is only for females, courses will run through out summer

Couta Boat Learn to Sail

In an aim to encourage more of our members to sail SSCBC will be running a start crewing and start skippering course under the Australia Sailing framework. These courses will be run in SSCBC’s Couta Boat ‘Ripple’. The courses are 12 hours long conducted over four 3 hour sessions. This is the perfect way to get on the water in a fun relaxed learning environment and take in the beautiful sights that Sorrento has to offer.