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Junior Sail Program (7-12 yrs)

Our Junior Sail Training program at MHYC is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing for children of all ages. We have two options for getting your child into sailing, either starting through our School Holiday Program targeted towards young children (7-12 yrs), or directly through the Junior Sail Training program. 
The 3-Step Program consists of:
Start Sailing1 - (formally known as Tackers 1)
Start Sailing 2 -(formally known as Tackers 2)
Better Sailing -(formally known as Tackers 3)

Our Junior Sail Training program follows the Australian Sailing 'Start Sailing' Syllabus which takes the sailors through a 3-step program. The club even supplies training Optimists for new sailors to use in their first 2 terms to get into the sport! After the sailors have completed Level 3 - Better Sailing, they are invited to join our Green Fleet Squad. Full information on the Start Sailing Syllabus can be found online here

Start Sailing is an fun compentancy based sailing program designed for kids right through to adults. Kids do not need to have any prior sailing experience. The only requirement is that they must be ready to have fun!! All equipment is provided. In the stunning waters of Middle Harbour, kids are taught how to sail amongst sheltered bays and pristine waters. Using many of the secluded bushland beaches, our team of fully qualified and experienced instructors provide a fun and healthy learning experience that engages and challenges the students.

Start Sailing 1


Start Sailing 2


Better Sailing/ Start Racing 




Green/Silver Fleet Squad

Members of this squad have usually come through the complete Junior Sail Trainig program and are ready to take the next step into beginner racing. Members have a mix racing and adventure sailing all around the harbour on Sundays. Members of this squad also have the option of attending regattas such as NSW Youth Championships, QLD Youth Week, Optimist Nationals and Australian Youth Championships in the green fleet for beginners.

Members of this squad have usually come through the complete Junior Sail Training and development squad programs and are some of our keen junior sailors. Members race on Sunday afternoon and train on Wednesday during Summer. Members of this squad also attend regattas such as NSW Youth Championships, QLD Youth Week, Optimist Nationals and Australian Youth Championships.

Upcoming Courses

Junior Sailing Program: Start Sailing Level 1, 2 & 3  0930 - 1200 - $395.00 (Formally known as Tackers)

Optimist Green/Open Fleet Squad:  0930 - 1200 - $300.00

Time: 0930am – 1200pm.

Where: Middle Harbour Yacht Club

How much: $395.00 Members - $495.00 Non members (Incl MHYC Membership)

Enrolment: Click the course enrolment button below.

Please note that the Junior Sailing Program requries MHYC Youth Membership (2016/2017 Season $99.00) This can be arranged through the online registration when booking. 

School Term 2, 2017

  • Sunday 30th April
  • Sunday 7th May
  • Sunday 14th May
  • Sunday 21st May
  • Sunday 28th May
  • Sunday 4th June 
  • Sunday 18th June
  • Sunday 25th June


Please click on the links below depending on course, the link will take you to the registration forms on the Australian Sailing Site 

Junior Sailing Program: Start Sailing Level 1, 2 & 3  0930 - 1200  (Formally known as Tackers) 

Start Saling 1: http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/Entry/?EID=80754

Start Sailing 2:  http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/Entry/?EID=80980

Better Sailing/Start Racing:http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/Entry/?EID=81045

Optimist Green/Open Fleet Squad:  0930 - 1200  :http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/Entry/?EID=81168