FAQs

If there are any questions unanswered, please call the office on 5984 8200.

What do I need to bring? 

SSCBC will provide lifejackets and helmets (were appropriate) for all Learn to Sail courses.

Participants should dress according to the conditions. In all cases, it is a good idea to bring a towel and a spare change of clothes. Each participant is affected by conditions a little differently, so if you get cold easily, we recommend wearing a wetsuit in all conditions.

Sunny days:  Sun smart is the main objective (hat, long sleeve rash vest/rashie/t-shirt, and sunscreen)

Colder Days: If you have access to a wetsuit, wear it, but if not, layering is the key with a windbreaker jacket on top.

Where do I meet my Instructor?

All courses will meet up at the Training Centre which is located on the lower level of the Clubhouse on the north east side of the building (closest room to the hardstand).

Do I need to bring lunch / snacks? 

A reusable water bottle is recommended (especially on hot days).

With regards to food, there is no break time during lessons so depending on the time of the day we would recommend you either eat prior to the course or bring a snack to eat after.

What if I can’t attend one day of the course?

Unfortunately, for logistical reasons, we have to plan a ratio of the number of instructors to participants, and for that reason we only accept full courses.

What happens if the weather is unsuitable for sailing? 

If the weather is unsuitable for on-water activities, classes will still go ahead. There is plenty of fun learning to do on land.

Can non-members participate in the sailing programs?

Yes, non-members can take part in any Learn to Sail course (charged at non-member rates).

However, our coaching programs are only available to Members of the Club.

Can I request for my child to be in a group with their friends?

Absolutely. A primary focus of our programs is to keep friends together wherever possible. Sometimes group numbers and dynamics may restrict this, but we do our best to accommodate your requests.

How do I book in?

Please book into our courses via our website https://sscbc.com.au/training/learn-to-sail-at-sscbc/

What are the qualifications of the Instructors?

Every SSCBC Instructor has completed an Australian Sailing Instructor Course or an Assistant Instructor Course, incorporating first aid training and Working with Children Checks. The Training Centre prides itself on its Instructor standard, both in regards to safety and best practice.

What is the instructor to student ratio?

SSCBC goes beyond the Australian Sailing requirements. Depending on the course, there are different ratios, however with our Cara na Mara course, we maintain a ratio of one instructor to three students (maximum).