Introductory Secondary School Sailing Sessions

Yachting Victoria’s Training centre was originally established in 2008, with the aim of providing the most economical means possible for anyone who might like to have a go at sailing.

Through the safe and controlled waters of Albert Park Lake, we are able to service groups at any time of the year. It introduces between 3500 to 4500 people to sailing via schools, Universities, Corporate Groups, community groups and individual courses and camps.


Instruction is by qualified Instructors with many years of dinghy sailing and teaching experience.

The School is equipped with 12 Pacers, inflatable coaching and safety crafts with motor, personal floatation devices (PFD’s), safety equipment, training equipment.

The Group Booking Scheme

Early in the course students will learn water safety, and will be confidently sailing small boats in a relaxed informal atmosphere whilst under careful supervision in a group sailing situation.

Scope of Activities: Tailored for beginners or advanced, ranging from 2 to 4 hour introductory sessions, following Yachting Australia guidelines.

Course Syllabus

Courses can be structured to your requirements including:

  • Basic Rigging
  • Parts of a boat
  • Steering
  • Capsize
  • Sail Trim
  • Basic sailing techniques
  • Rules of the water
  • Water Safety
  • State Law


Should the weather be so adverse as to prejudice the effectiveness of one or more days of a course such that sailing or theoretical instruction is not possible, substitute days or other equitable arrangements, will be negotiated.


Weather conditions may vary from cold to hot, so students should therefore bring:

  • Bathers
  • Towel
  • Wetsuit (if available)
  • Shorts (also ideal over wetsuit for protection)
  • Thermal clothing ideal if available
  • Polyester shirts and tops recommended. No Cotton
  • Woollen Jumpers or thermal jumpers/jackets x 2
  • Windproof / Waterproof Jacket
  • Old sneakers / Wetsuit Boots
  • Sun Hat / Woollen Beanie / Sunglasses
  • All hats and sunglasses preferably fitted with sports straps.
  • Sailing Gloves if available (Golf, weight lifting, bike gloves etc. are all good)

PFD’s are supplied by Yachting Victoria


Should you wish to make use of the School, please contact us at


Tentative Bookings: May be made up to 12 months in advance

The Sailing School reserves the right to cancel or reschedule bookings up to 3 months prior to commencement of course.

Confirmation of Bookings:

Bookings must be confirmed not later than 2 months prior to the course commencement date.

Confirmation of bookings must be accompanied by one third of the course fee or an official purchase order, less the tentative booking fee. ($50)

Waiting List:

Cancelled and forfeited bookings will be offered to waiting application.

No fee is required for placement on waiting list, but bookings must be confirmed as above within 7 days of acceptance.

Cost per Sessions

Number of Participants 2 hour session Price per student per hour 4 hour session Price per student per hour
1 to 12 $320 $13.30 $420 $8.75
13 to 24 $620 $12.90 $780 $8.10
24 to 36 $820 $11.30 $1050 $7.20