Coaching Events


A four day coaching clinic held at the Darwin Sailing Club (DSC) annually during the October school holidays. Each year YouthSail provides 15 to 25 young sailors with the opportunity to receive intensive coaching from one of the leading coaches in Australia for a moderate fee.


  1. Current sailing member of an affiliated club
  2. Minimum level of Better Sailing **



JuniorSail is conducted in conjunction with YouthSail. The program runs over of 4 half days and is designed to meet the needs of juniors who do not yet qualify for YouthSail but are competent sailors. Junior Sail offers young less experienced sailors the chance to join in the YouthSail coaching sessions and experience high performance coaching and drills while under the guidance of an NT Coach.


  1. Current sailing member of an affiliated club
  2. Competent sailors to at least Tackers 3/Start Sailing, or have competed in a National Championship **


Match Racing Clinic

Held annually in May each year this clinic offers sailors the opportunity to improve their skills in the DSC fleet of Elliott 7 in regards to Match Racing. The clinic runs over 2 days and is open to both youth & open sailors that meet the minimum criteria. Dates are published in the DSC year book.


  1. Current sailing member of an affiliated club
  2. Minimum of 2 seasons racing or be assessed at that level by a qualified instructor.


NT Youth Scholarship

The scholarship is intended to provide encouragement for junior sailors who are competing at a National or International level. The winner for each club will receive a grant of $500 that will be presented at their club presentation ceremony or similar.

Nominations for the scholarship close on 31 October each year. Nominations will be assessed on achievements in the previous 12 months and will be assessed by a panel appointed by YNT. Applicants must be nominated by their member club or class association and must use the official nomination form (additional pages may be added if necessary).

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