Start Sailing 1 and 2

A packaged course designed for approximately ages 12 to adults, sailing in the robust and forgiving Vagabond class dinghy delivered by our qualified Yachting Australia instructors and assistant instructors.

This beginner course is nationally recognised and has a high instructor ratio for safe delivery. Starting with how to rig a boat and covering the essential theoretical and practical aspects needed to sail a boat on your own.  More info about Start Sailing 1 and 2 dinghy course Click here.

We provide the boats, lifejackets and qualified instructors. You need a sun protection - hat, sunscreen, long sleeved short, spare clothes and towel - closed-in non-slip shoes that can get wet and a big smile.

Numbers for each course are limited and enrolments are accepted on the basis of first to enrol through the online registration and payment system. We ask that you make payment at time of registration to ensure your place on the course. Numbers are strictly limited to a small group. Cost is $320 per student for the six week course.

Upcoming courses:

 Feb-Mar 2018: Sundays 8:45-11:45am - ENROL HERE for Start Sailing 1&2 Feb-Mar 2018

 Contact dpssmanly@hotmail.com.au for further information.

Notice Board

Sunday club sailing

 Please check this space on Sundays after 11am if the weather is inclement. A notice to cancel or postpone racing will be announced here.

2018 Winter sailing at DPSS

Dates: Sundays 27 May, 17 June, 15 July, 19 August - 1:00pm start

Racing is open to off-the-beach dinghies and skiffs. Competitors must hold a current Australian Sailing Number and his/her boat must have current and valid insurance. One crew from each boat must attend the midday briefing in the clubhouse prior to racing.

Sailing courses

Next Discover Sailing Courses

Tackers 1 - Having Fun for 6 to 12 years - a 7 week course held on Sunday mornings 14 Oct - 25 Nov 2018 - More information HERE. Registrations opening soon.

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques for 6 to 12 years - a 7 week course held on Sunday mornings 14 Oct - 25 Nov 2018. More information HERE. Registrations opening soon.

Start Sailing 1 and 2 for 12 years to adult - a 6 week course held on Sunday mornings. More information HERE. 

Dolphins (kids and teens) for those who are members and are getting ready to race and have their own boat - on Sunday mornings from 8:30am. $10 per child per morning. Ideally you would have completed Tackers 1 and 2. Starting 7 October 2018 and finishing 9 Dec 2018.