Mentoring information and forms

Australian Sailing Mentoring Program







“Ever thought about doing something different in sailing but didn’t know who to ask?”


The Board of Yachting Victoria is excited to announce a pilot mentoring program to be available for all members of Victorian Yacht Clubs.  The program will seek to bring together some of our most experienced members with those interested in expanding their horizons in the world of sailing.  Yachting Victoria will facilitate a pilot scheme for ten mentors and ten mentees to participate in a program which should grow and become an annual collaboration.

We are seeking applications from experienced sailors to be mentors in the pilot program, and applications from mentees who have a desire to grow their involvement in the sport.  Mentors will be selected on the basis of their skill alignment with the mentee applicants, mentees will be selected on similar criteria.

The program will consist of three formal sessions and informal contact between mentors and mentees over about 10 months.  The first formal session is scheduled for February 2018.  This will include separate inductions for mentors and mentees to clearly set out the intention of the program and the expectations for all 20 participants prior to being introduced to your mentor/mentee.

The areas of interest suggested include:

Offshore Sailing                 High Performance             Sailability             Race Officiation                             Sail Making

Boat Building                     Vocational Opportunities                             Leadership/Administration

Making more use of my boat                                      Coaching              Racing for beginners

Of course if you have another interest to suggest we would welcome you to detail it on your application form found below. Closing date for applications is 15 January 2018 and should be emailed to

We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in participating in this great new program.

Mentoring Application Form Mentee

Mentoring Application Form Mentor


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