Cara na Mara

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Click on this short video to see first hand what our Cara na Mara courses are all about.

Cara na Mara courses are held during the Easter and September school holidays and throughout summer. The first step to our SSCBC junior pathway is Cara na Mara (“Friends Of The Sea”) which is a fun filled sailing course for 5 – 7 year olds.

The primary aim is to introduce young sailors to the water and boating in general, in a controlled and safe environment. This sailing course has a maximum of 3 children to 1 instructor ratio, where the instructors are 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. All instructors are qualified Australian Sailing Instructors and all courses are conducted under SSCBC’s Safety Operations Plan.


“Our daughter Francesca stared at Cara na Mara very young and has progressed through Sail & Play each holidays. Now 7, she is confident in a boat solo and has had a huge amount of fun along the way, making friends and developing resilience. Under Dave White’s stewardship, the program is well organised and packed with brilliant young instructors.” Christine Fleer.