Try Sail is the first step in the Kids Learn to Sail Program here at Fremantle Sailing Club. The Try Sail is a FREE course designed to give both kids and families the chance to experience sailing and see if the sport is right for them.

Try Sail is open to kids 7-10 years old. No previous sailing experience required. The kids will sail in small optimist trainer dinghies designed specifically for kids to learn to sail in. All sailing equipment including life jacket is provided.

Try sail runs over 4 Saturday mornings (8:30am to 11:30am) each month during the summer sailing season (September to April). The Try Sail course is limited to 10 spots each month.

Contact Dinghy Administrator for more information

What’s Next?

At the completion of the Try Sail course participants will be receive an invitation to join the Fremantle Sailing Club Learn to Sail Program. Our Learn to Sail Program is comprise of a number of fleets/levels designed to keep kids engaged, learning and having heaps of fun.

Green Fleet

After Try Sail the first fleet is the Green Fleet. The Green Fleet uses the sail trainer optimists to continue to develop their sailing under the watchful eye of our club coaches. The Green Fleet sail in the small and big pond

Bronze Fleet

Once kids have mastered the basics they are ready for Bronze Fleet. In Bronze Fleet kids will progress into a fibreglass Optimist. These are lighter, faster, more responsive and  have a few extra controls. The Bronze Fleet sail in the big pond mostly but venture out onto the ocean on calm days

Silver Fleet

The move to Silver Fleet will see kids sailing on the ocean and being introduced to racing and skills

Gold Fleet

The Gold Fleet continues to develop the skills fostered in the Silver Fleet program and supports children to develop their racing skills to a high state, national or even international level. Children range in age from 8 – 15 years but inclusion in this fleet is dependent on sailing ability rather than age. Fremantle has a proud history of producing some of Australia’s best sailors out of the Optimist Gold Program