Powerboat Courses

Albury Wodonga Discover Sailing Centre is an accredited Powerboating Centre.
If you want to learn to drive a small powerboat or would like to man a rescue boat to support your local sailing club our programs will provide you with the necessary skills.

If you wish to assist in club events or have a desire to be an instructor, coach or official, then the Powerboat Handling course is particularly beneficial. The skills and knowledge gained in this program can be applied in most of the other programs and it is highly recommended for all.

Powerboat Handling
This Course is run over 2 days, a day of theory and a day of practical. Introducing practical driving skills, trip planning, boat maintenance, safety equipment and dealing with emergency situations. It includes boat launching, engines and fuel, types of craft, navigation and weather. It aims to improve boat handling skills at low and planing speeds, all of which may be practiced during the on water session. Following the course, you will have sufficient skills and knowledge to skipper a small powerboat. All successful students can receive TSV Certificates for marine licencing (Vic) or can take their successful completion certificate to NSW Maritime for a marine license.

Safety Boat Operator
This course provides the skills needed to support water based activities at clubs, schools and outdoor recreation centres. Over 2 days you’ll learn about race course design, practice on-water rescue of dinghies and multi-hulls, and even get an awareness of techniques to support kite surfers and kayaks.

These courses are available for members and non-members of the Albury Wodonga Yacht Club.

Find out when a course is available and to register

For more details, contact Albury Wodonga Discover Sailing Centre:
Donald or Leanne Thomson

E-mail: training@awyc.org.au

Phone: 0467 355 258



 Saturday 24th AND Sunday 25th

  Hartley TS Vic State  

  Championship Regatta  

(Joining in with the AWYC Club racing on Sunday)

Support needed for race management and for Saturday night Galley Crew

If you can help please tell us on


  SAILABILITY  (Saturday)


 This is open to people of all ages with a disability, including intellectual and physical. 
Come along and have a short sail in one of our Hansa dinghies for $5 per person who sails.

To have a go at sailing please register here

To volunteer please email: sailability@awyc.org.au
SET UP from 11am, sailing from 12 noon to 3pm

   Sunday 25th February  

  Club Racing from 0900  

Sailing @ AWYC in pictures

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