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. Cost is $300 per student for the seven week course.

Upcoming courses:

 Feb-Mar 2017: Sundays 8:45-11:45am - 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar - ENROL HERE for Start Sailing 1&2 Feb-Mar 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.

Winter sailing dates: 18 June, 16 July, 13 August. NOR and SIs 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.

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 - 7 Sundays - Starting October 2017 - more information soon.

Tackers 1 - Having Fun for 6 to 12 years - a 7 week course starting October 2017 - more information soon.

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

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. Winter dates: 18 June, 16 July, 13 August.