13 Years to Adult


The 13 years to Adult Learn to Sail.


This course is held in the Club’s Pacer Dinghies, initially with a coach in the boat with two trainees. Once the trainees gain some confidence, the coach will move out of the Pacer and into a rescue/coach boat. 

A preparatory evening to meet each other and cover some theory will be held on Friday 18th November, 7 – 8.30pm, prior to the first on water session. 

Three on water sessions are planned for Saturday mornings, Saturday 19th Nov, 26th Nov, and 10th December from 9am until 12 noon. The Cost will be $180 and will include insurance through Australian Sailing and trainee membership of the Kingston Beach Sailing Club.

The course will cover basic sailing and seamanship techniques, and the level reached will depend on the aptitude of the student. There is also an opportunity for private lessons at a time determined by you and the coach. 

This is a wet course, and students will need to dress appropriately, and be able to swim 25 metres unaided. PFDs (lifejackets) will be provided if you don’t have one yourself. A wetsuit is ideal, or failing that, thermals, spray jacket and shorts. Some sort of footwear that can get wet is recommended (eg reef walkers, wetsuit boots, old sandshoes). Remember that it will be cold, especially with the wind chill factor if you are wet. A beanie is good, as much heat is lost from the head. Don’t forget dry clothes to get back into after the class, and a towel. Showers and change rooms are available at the club and the canteen is open for lunch on Saturdays.

You will have fun, and learn skills that will stay with you well into the future.


Contact Jenny on 0421064590 or dandjgraney@bigpond.com for more information and registration.


Coming Up

Saturday November 25

MacIntyre Cup for Mirrors

Multiple races for all other classes

 In conjunction with the MacIntyre Cup for Mirror sailors, the club is holding a Pot Luck dinner on Saturday November 25th from 17:30.  Included in your ticket price for a two course meal is a presentation by a Pot Luck speaker; come and hear about life after KBSC for our young people. 


For this event we have been fortunate to secure Susie Graney. Susie has been involved in boats, sailing and salt water since birth. In January 1998 Susie joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Seaman officer and spent the next 18 years living and working in all states, except SA.  She has served on a range of different vessels including the STS Young Endeavour, Patrol boats, Frigates and Replenishment ships with several operational deployments. Since 2016 Susie has worked on the Windeward Bound where she shares her passion for youth development and teaching, a keen love of sailing and all things maritime.


Interested members and friends are warmly invited to come along to the evening. The evening will conclude by 19:30pm.

Cost is $12 pp, with a family $35.  Drinks available for purchase. RSVP is essential for catering. areynolds@kbsc.org.au



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