Children learn to sail in plastic simple Optimists and as they progress and develop their skills they can join the 'Green Fleet' and learn to race. There are fibre glass Optimist boats available to lease per term from the club at this stage. Many people choose to buy their own boat at this stage and take it racing every Sunday after Green Fleet coaching, or go off and attend some of the fun Sailing Regattas around the area. We often have a good number of the group attending local regattas as TEAM GRSC. It is great fun for all involved, kids and adults alike.
Please CLICK HERE for details of the TACKER courses currently on offer.
Our TACKERS PROGRAM is for kids 7-12 who would like to learn to sail. It is a fun way to start sailing.
Tackers 1 is an introduction to sailing and allows kids to get confidence with the equipment and water.
Tackers 2 is where kids learn tricks and techniques to develop their skills and get them thinking.
Tackers 3 is where kids start to learn how to sail fast!
OUR NEXT COURSES START ON SUNDAY 11th February 2018
Courses run between 9.30 - 13:30 for 6 weeks.
Please register with NBsailsports in advance as numbers are restricted to ratios. All instructors are qualified Australian Sailing Instructors. All equipment including life jackets is provided.
Please come with clothes and shoes that can get wet, and sun safe, wearing a hat, glasses, and suncream. For the Winter Period, consider wearing a wetsuit and a waterproof to keep you warm.
NBsailsports also provide primary schools with the opportunity to have sailing as part of the curriculum. Please contact the club 95293000 or NBsailsports 0405 177207 directly, if your school is interested in a program.
YOUTH LEARN TO SAIL AND LEARN TO RACE PROGRAMS
Our club has recently invested in some new RS Fevas and Laser 4.7's, great boats for Youth Sailing. The club is equipped to teach older youth to learn to sail, either in small groups or as part of a school program. Please call the club if you are interested in learning to sail but you are too old for the Tacker programs. Maybe you have a couple of friends who might like to learn too?
Give us a call: 95293000 and leave your contact details.
Our Club Youth racing starts on Sunday 21st January 2018
13.30 start horn:
Green fleet optimists, Intermediate Optimists, Open Optimists,
Open fleet (4.7 lasers, RS Fevas, F11)
(See racing tab sailing documents for Sailing Instructions)
Our Youth Learn to Sail program is running on Sunday 11th February 2018
11.00 - 13.00 for 6 weeks
Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn the fundamental skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment.
This course is directed at 12-18 years, for those who would like to have a go at learning to sail a dinghy boat.
The course is run by Australian Sailing Qualified Instructors. All safety equipment is provided.
Please come with clothes that can get wet, that you are able to swim in. We operate a SUN SAFE attitude, so please make sure you have a hat (best if you can tie it on), sunglasses (also good to tie on) , Sun cream (we recommend factor 50 and Zinc),
Register Here: YLTS1 & 2