Learn to sail

Discover Sailing Courses

Darling Point Sailing Squadron (DPSS) is a volunteer-run club and an Australia Sailing accredited Discover Sailing Centre providing recognised Discover Sailing Courses which are run by our Senior Instructor and supported by instructors and assistant instructors. All instructors have Australian Sailing qualifications.

At DPSS, we offer the following programs:

Tackers 1  and Tackers 2 

Tackers 1 - Having Fun is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged about 7 to 12. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience and they don’t have to be a member of our club to participate. All the equipment, including the boats and life jackets, is provided. Kids play loads of games and go on adventures together to learn how to sail. 

After completing Tackers 1, kids move onto a Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques course. If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors. 

For more information or to register your child go to our Tackers for Kids page.


Dolphins Sunday morning program - getting ready to race

This is the next step after Tackers 1 and 2.  Darling Point Sailing Squadron offers a 'Dolphins' program for kids who are getting ready to race. The Sunday morning sessions during the sailing season are run in Sabots as DPSS sponsors Sabots as part of its Sailing pathway.

To be eligible to join the Dolphins program kids:

  • should have completed a Tackers 1 and a Tackers 2 course
  • become a member of DPSS.

For more information or to register go to the Dolphins page.

Queries? Contact dpssdsc@gmail.com


OutThere Sailing experiences for teenagers

Created for 13-17 year olds who want to try sailing in a non-competitive, social and fun setting. OutThere Sailing is the perfect way to have fun on the water without any long term commitment.

Sailing is a sport that is accessible for everybody, all equipment is provided by clubs so all you need to do is show up and have a good time! DPSS utilises a wide variety of activities within the program including, Dinghies, Stand Up Paddle Boards and Powerboat adventures; All OutThere Sailing programs are delivered by qualified Australian Sailing Instructors.

For more information or to register go to our OutThere Sailing for Teenagers page.

Queries? Contact dpssdsc@gmail.com


Start Sailing for teenagers and adults

The Start Sailing course is conducted by our qualified Australian Sailing instructors for teenagers and adults. You will learn the fundamentals of dinghy sailing and learn to skipper and crew a dinghy. Participants sail in the club's new RS Quests in groups of three with an instructor. There is opportiunity when you are proficient to hire an RS Quest with other proficient sailors in the club's afternoon racing.

For more information or to register go to our Teens and adults page.

Queries? Contact dpssdsc@gmail.com


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