Discover Junior Sailing with Gosford Sailing Club!

Gosford Sailing Club offers Yachting Australia accredited "Start Sailing" level 1 courses during School holidays of the sailing season. Each course comprises of a series of lessons conducted over 3 days of the January, April, September and October of school holidays on the beautiful and protected Brisbane Waters. The wind is typically light to moderate in the mornings and great for learning how to sail. We have Yachting Australia accredited instructors and we provide all course specific equipment, including our RS Feva’s and Optimist training dinghies and Personal Flotation Devices (life jackets) for all attendees. Participants must be seven years and up, and a confident swimmer.

YA Level One: Learn to Sail 

This course is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to Dinghy sailing for complete beginners. The course includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge.
This course includes:
- YA Level One Dinghy certificate
- Six Yachting Australia certifies instructors
- 3 days (18 hours of training)
- Equipment and facilities provided
- Both Optimist and RS Feva Dinghies

Maximum of 28 Students
Registration: TBA 
What to bring: swimmers, rashie, wet shoes or old running shoes, hat, sunglasses, a change of clothes, towel, lunch and morning tea plus a great smile. Wet suit is optional, please consider the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing.

YA Level Two: Start Racing

This course is designed to build upon the experiences and knowledge gained in Start Sailing One.

This course introduces skills and knowledge that will enable the participant to safely sail a small boat in light winds without guidance.
This course includes:
- YA Level Two Dinghy certificate
- Five Yachting Australia certified instructors
- 6 morning sessions (15 hours of training)
- Lifejackets, sun-cream and facilities provided
- Both Optimist and RS Feva Dinghies

Family discount of 20% will apply on application to the club’s administration office.

What's next for kids?


The Silver Fleet: Transition To Racing

See information about the Silver Fleet under the Junior Section

Non-sailing friends and family are welcome to enjoy the facility during and after class. Free parking and beach-front boat park. Café / coffee shop facilities available.



Payments should be made at the time of submitting the online registration form.
If paying by cheque, the payee is "Gosford Sailing Club". Gosford Sailing Club
28 Masons Pde
Gosford, 2250.
By Phone or Fax
For credit card payments Telephone (02) 43257216

For cash, cheque or credit card payment Gosford Sailing Club
28 Masons Pde
Gosford, 2250.
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

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Refund Policy
If GSC cancels the sessions we will reschedule where possible and if rescheduling is not possible we will refund the registration fees in full for both online and paper registrations, including bank and processing fees.
If you cancel a registration, the fee paid less the bank, booking and processing fees will be refunded.
Want to know more?

Contact the Gosford Sailing Club: 02 4325 7216
Sailing & Marina Manager
Peter Walsh