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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, competency 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.

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

Term 3 Junior & Youth Sailing Program

All Discover Sailing Dinghy Levels (including Tackers) and Optimist Fleet  - 9.30am - 12.00 noon

Start Sailing Level 1 & 2, Better Sailing, Start Racing & Better Racing  (Members $395, Non-Members $495) 

Optimist Green/Open Fleet Squad  (Members $300, Non Members $400)

Please note that the Junior Sailing Program requries MHYC Youth Membership (2017/2018 Season $99.00) This can be arranged through the online registration when booking. 


School Term 3, 2017

  • Sunday 23rd July
  • Sunday 30th July
  • Sunday 6th August
  • Sunday 13th August
  • Sunday 20th August - No Sailing
  • Sunday 27th August 
  • Sunday 3rd September 
  • Sunday 10th September 
  • Sunday 17th September


Please click on the links below for registration and online payment 

Start Saling 1 & 2  Register Here

Better Sailing / Start Racing / Better Racing  Register Here

Optimist Green Fleet / Open Fleet - Register Here


School Term 4, 2017 - Dates TBC

  • Sunday 15th October
  • Sunday 22nd October
  • Sunday 29th October
  • Sunday 5th November
  • Sunday 12 November
  • Sunday 19th November
  • Sunday 26th November
  • Sunday 3rd December
  • Sunday 10th December