Kids Learn To Sail Programs

Our learn to sail course is designed to create a fun and friendly environment to give sailing a go.
No previous sailing experience is required, and all equipment including small boats and lifejackets are provided.
All courses are run by qualified Australian Sailing Instructors following a national syllabus.
If you would like to discover sailing, we will provide a safe, fun, and affordable environment to build your skills.

Fremantle Sailing Club provides both school holiday and midterm courses to cater for all families.
Whether you want to give sailing a go for a week or spend the term building your skills FSC is the place for you!

Before making a booking, please note the following:

To make a booking for a course, an Australian Sailing (AS) Number is required for each participant. 

If you’re not sure whether the participant already has an AS number or to learn more about AS numbers,  please click here.

If the child does not have an AS number, simply click on the ‘Sign Up‘ button when making the booking. 

IMPORTANT: When booking a course for your child, please enter the child’s details as the course participant and not the parent’s/guardian’s. Otherwise your name may appear on your child’s certificate. 

Only 1 participant per registration. If registering 2 or more participants, a separate registration for each is required. 

School Holiday Sailing Program

Looking for a fun activity for your child to spend their time throughout the school holidays?

Joining a holiday sailing program is the perfect way to spend time with new friends and exploring our sailing background!

Our program is focused on having fun and learning the basic sailing skills.
The week involves sailing on small ‘Opti’ dinghies. Over the week the kids will complete and become accredited in the Australian Sailing course “Start sailing 1”

This four-day course will run Tuesday to Friday for a total of 16 hours.
Each day will commence with a safety briefing with our team of experienced instructors.
The session will end at Midday with a brief discussion on what was learned.

On the final day of the program the participants will go on an adventure sail out to experience the joys of stunning Indian Ocean.

Mid-term Sailing Courses

Sailing courses throughout the school terms are focused on introducing new skills and progressing through the Discover Sailing pathway. The Australian Sailing national program “Dinghy Sailing” is a tiered program that allows kids to learn in levels with peers at similar skill levels. Lessons are held on Saturday mornings throughout the school term.

Over four weeks the kids will complete and become accredited in the learn to sail program Start Sailing 1.
Kids can expect to partake in fun sailing related games and activities, meet new friends, and learn more about sailing a dinghy in a safe environment. 

Sessions commence with a safety briefing with instructors and other course participants. Once all of the sailors have a lifejacket fitted, and have their boats and equipment ready, they will leave the launching ramp and head out to a safe sailing area to begin activities.

If your child already has some beginner sailing experience (such as a holiday course) they are not required to do this course. They can join straight in with Green fleet training.

What to bring

  • Beach clothes – wear something that you don’t mind getting wet and will keep you warm on cold days. Swimming clothes such as board shorts, rash top and bathers, doubling up on layers if you can. A westuit is perfect if you have one. 
  • A change of clothes and shoes.
  • Towel
  • Drink bottle and snacks.
  • Hat – to keep you warm and protest you from the sun.
  • Sunscreen/zinc

…and loads of energy!

What's Next

Once someone has completed a Learn to Sail course they are invited to join our Sailing Academy. 

The first level of our Sailing Academy is the Green Fleet training group. This group trains twice a week on Thurday afternoon and Saturday mornings. 

All information about our Sailing Academy can be found here https://fremantlesailingclub.com.au/academy/ 

Course fee

$322.04 (includes $22.04 Booking Fee)

If you have a question or wish to be notified of future course dates, please use the Enquiries button below.