Kids Learn to Sail Programs

Learn to Sail at Fremantle Sailing Club

At Fremantle our Learn to Sail Programs provide an opportunity for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to find out how fun, safe, accessible and affordable sailing is. The first step in the pathway for kids is the Optimist Bronze Fleet. Optimists are small sailing boats and a great way to get into sailing. Sailing an Optimist can be fun and exhilarating and this Program has been developed to provide a safe introduction to dinghy sailing.  Our Saturday morning Programs are targeted towards young children (7-12 yrs) and teach all the safety points through to how to be a champion after progressing through the Bronze, Silver and Gold Fleet Programs.  To come and try sailing on a Saturday Morning you don’t need any experience or specialised equipment, Life Jackets and Boats are supplied and all you need to bring is some clothes to get wet in, a hat and an attitude to have fun. For more information on the Saturday Morning Program please email Travis Burtenshaw our Dinghy Administrator for more information.


School Holiday Fun at Fremantle Sailing Club

School Holiday’s are a time for kids to get out and try new, fun, safe and affordable activities. At Fremantle we believe that Sailing is a fantastic way for kids to build new friendships and gain life skills that not many other sports can teach. Each school holiday we program in a number of courses where kids attend  4 hours a day Monday to Friday and achieve the first 2 levels in the Sailing Pathway set by our National Sporting Organisation, Australian Sailing.

The first half of the course covers:

  • Basic clothing and equipment
  • Sailing terminology
  • Launching the boat
  • Capsize recovery
  • Basic Steering and Sail Trim

The second half of the course refines these skills and advances the sailor to be able to sail around a fixed course.

  • Rigging the boat
  • Sail Upwind and Downwind
  • Basic Sailing Rules and Theory

By the end of the 5 day course the sailors are ready to hit the water with minimal assistance.

To Register for a course please click on the dates that you would like to attend, please be advised that the cost of the course is $255 and payment is required at the end of the registration process

January 2nd – January 6th 2017

January 9th – January 13th 2017

January 16th – January 20th 2017

For further details on the School Holiday Courses please email Travis Burtenshaw the Dinghy Administrator