Townsville Sailing Club hosts the Strand Sailing School
Accredited Discover Sailing Centre
Our clubhouse and sailing grounds are a perfect location to learn to sail. Our waters are largely protected by the Breakwater Marina & "the Duckpond", making it relatively smooth water most of the time and ideal for beginners through to advanced sailors.
Discover Sailing courses are available for all levels of skill, from the age of 8 through to active older adults.
Discover Sailing is a nationally recognised & accredited sailing course with Yachting Australia & Yachting Queensland. Townsville Sailing Club's courses focus on the Discover Sailing dinghy program - Levels 1 to 5.
For more information on Discover Sailing's Dinghy Program click HERE
If our classes are full or if you have any questions, please CONTACT US
Include in your contact details:
- Name of student
- Guardian/Parent Name
- Date of Birth
- mobile / phone to contact you on
- Which course you are interest in
- Previous sailing experience
Junior courses are typically held over 4 or 6 weeks on Saturday mornings from 8.30am to 12.00pm (or 3pm).
The cost includes all equipment, boat hire etc and current season's membership of the club.
By the end of the course children will have achievied the competencies of the Tackers Having fun course and we encourage them to return to practice their skills in our Green Fleet program held each Sunday morning (from 9 am). Parents are encouraged to stay to assist with boat rigging and de-rigging.
Adult courses are available from Start Sailing to Better Sailing to Start Racing. By the end of the course, participants will have achieved the competencies of the Discover sailing Start sailing course. We encourage them to return to practice their skills in our Green Fleet program held each Sunday morning (from 9 am).
Get the most from your partial membership which is included in your Start Sailing fees by coming to Greenfleets on Sunday morning.
A qualified instructor will be available every Sunday morning.
Junior and Senior Greenfleets from 09:00am to 12:00pm
Prices are $10 per person for coaching plus boat hire: Sabot $10, Pacer $30, Lasar $30
In the words of Australia's gold medal winning Olympic Coach Victor Kovalenko:
"If you want to build your child's body, teach them to be an athlete. If you want to build your child's brain,teach them computers. If you want to build a child's spirit for life, teach them sailing."