Social Sailing

Whether you’re sailing for the first time, or returning to the sport, or an experienced sailor looking for some relaxed cruising, sailing offers a variety of social activities both on and off the water.

Social sailing – Non-competitive participation that involves just going for a sail

Cruising – A form of social sailing where a destination to sail to is selected

Racing – A number of boats going round a course in a competitive structure. There are different levels of competition from more social or introductory racing, through to serious national and international regattas

Wednesday nights during daylight savings is a popular evening for a social sail at most clubs, as well as weekends. Contact your local sailing club here to find out more about social sailing activities near you.

Please note that going for a social sail may mean that there is no onwater safety support, and going for a sail is at your own risk. It is advised that those going out for a sail should be competent sailors, let someone know so they can raise an alarm if you don’t return, and it is important to check the forecast in advance but don’t rely on it. If in doubt don’t go out. If it is within your capabilities then launch and have a great time!

If you're looking for some non competitive sailing and social events, why not check out some the organised social sailing programs and events below...

Is your club running a social sailing event or series? Let us know about it at


Friday Evening Social Sail 3rd February 2017 6.00pm-8.30pm The Boatshed- Albert Lake

The Women and Girls Committee are organising a Friday evening social sail on 3rd February at Albert Park Lake, from 6.00pm. Boats will be available from the Boatshed and drinks and BBQ aftewards at Albert Sailing Club. Bring a friend or work colleague along and introduce them to sailing. 


Mornington Girls Out Social Sailing (GOSS)


Mornington Yacht Club is excited to launch GOSS on Tuesday 12 April 2016 at Mornington Yacht Club at 10am to 2pm. An exciting initiative that enables girls/women to either get back out on the water or come and try their hand at sailing.  

GOSS encourages mums with little ones to come along and have 1/2 an hour to their own whilst their little ones are watched over at the club. Of course there is also the social aspect of the session, good conversation and just becoming involved with the club. No sailing experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Come and see and enjoy the Mornington Harbour and Yacht Club deck.
Cost is $10 includes Coffee, Sailing, and Gossip and Child Minding (if required).

RSVP to MYC Training manager Michelle Pickford at or the office on 5975 7001.

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Ladies Sailing - Thursdays 2015/2016

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron's new Ladies Sailing is a ladies-only sailing program which runs on Thursdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The program is not structured and is simply a social, relaxing sailing session for ladies of all ages – over 18 – and experience levels.

Ladies Sailing is run in Elliott 5.9 Yachts in small groups of up to 3 people per boat.

Cost $20.00 per session includes Coffee afterwards in our Racing Lounge Bistro.

More information here.


Women and Girls in Sailing

Aust Yachting

Photo Gallery