Westernport Yacht Club
Discover Sailing Centre
Westernport Yacht Club is a “Discover Sailing” centre fully accredited with Yachting Australia. We provide sailing instruction to all people from the age of 8 upward. We have divided our Sail Training into 2 sections.
- Tackers for 8 to 12 year olds
- Sailing School for 13 years upwards
We use Yachting Australia qualified Instructors to deliver our programs.
TACKERS – We are proudly entering our 11th Season of delivering the Tackers Program, having been one of the first clubs in Australia to trial and help develop the program. Over this time we have introduced sailing to hundreds of children through the 20 hour Tackers courses to Schools Sailing days for Year 4 students in local Primary Schools. We are able to provide this program using a fleet of 12 training Optimists that were generously donated by local businesses and members of the community. We provide all the equipment required including life jackets. For more details regarding this program look at our Tackers page on this website.
SAILING SCHOOL – we have been delivering sail training at Westernport for over 40 years. We cater for all ages from 13 years up. The club owns a fleet of 6 Pacers designed specifically for teaching sailing. These boats are excellent for teaching older children and adults the basics of sailing. Once again life jackets are provided for use in all our classes. For more details regarding this program look at our Sailing School page on this website.
To provide courses that develops people’s skills in a fun and safe environment. We deliver all courses using the guidelines set out in the Tackers program and Dinghy Sailing courses from Yachting Australia.
FUN- We Have Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have 4 safety craft available for use throughout these programs. We ensure that we always meet the requirement for staff/student ratios to ensure maximum safety. We provide a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) 1 to each participant and strictly enforce their use throughout all on water activities.