Start Sailing 1 and 2

A packaged course designed for approximately ages 12 to adults, sailing in the robust and forgiving Vagabond class dinghy delivered by our qualified Yachting Australia instructors and assistant instructors.

This beginner course is nationally recognised and has a high instructor ratio for safe delivery. Starting with how to rig a boat and covering the essential theoretical and practical aspects needed to sail a boat on your own.  More info about Start Sailing 1 and 2 dinghy course Click here.

We provide the boats, lifejackets and qualified instructors. You need a sun protection - hat, sunscreen, long sleeved short, spare clothes and towel - closed-in non-slip shoes that can get wet and a big smile.

Numbers for each course are limited and enrolments are accepted on the basis of first to enrol through the online registration and payment system. We ask that you make payment at time of registration to ensure your place on the course. Numbers are strictly limited to a small group. Cost is $310 per student for the six week course.

Upcoming courses:

 Oct-Nov 2017: Sundays 8:30-11:45am - 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 23 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov and 12 Nov - ENROL HERE for Start Sailing 1&2 Oct-Nov 2017

 Contact for further information.


Notice Board

Sunday club sailing

Please check this space on Sundays after 11am if the weather is inclement. A notice to cancel or postpone racing will be announced here.

2017-18 sailing at DPSS

 Racing is open to off-the-beach dinghies and skiffs. Competitors must hold a current Australian Sailing Number and his/her boat must have current and valid insurance. After three races with our club, we ask that new sailors become members. Boats sailing from DPSS must be registered at DPSS. Season Open Day is Sunday 10 September 2017.

Please check calendar regularly for updated information about sailing events at DPSS.

Sailing courses

Next Discover Sailing Courses

 Start Sailing 1 and 2 for 12 years to adults - 6 Sundays - Starting 8 October 2017 - Register HERE. More information HERE.

Tackers 1 - Having Fun for 6 to 12 years - a 7 week course starting 8 October 2017 - Register HERE. More information HERE.

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques for those kids who have completed Tackers 1 -  7 week course starting October 2017 - Register HERE. More information HERE.

Tackers 1 - Having Fun for 6 to 12 years - a 31/2 day course 11-14 December 2017 - Register HERE. More information HERE.

Dolphins (kids and teens) for those who are members and are getting ready to race and have their own boat - on Sunday mornings from 8:30am. $10 per child per morning. First Dolphins for the Summer Sailing Season is Sunday 8 October 2017.