TRY SAIL | Kids Learn to Sail Program at Fremantle Sailing Club

Interested in Trying Sailing? Well Try Sail is Fremantle Sailing Club’s opportunity to literally dip your toe in the water.

Try Sail is open to kids 7-13 years old. No previous sailing experience required. The kids will sail in small optimist trainer dinghies (7-10 yrs) or puffin pacers (11-13 yrs). All sailing equipment including life jacket is provided.

Try Sail is about creating an opportunity in a fun and friendly environment for kids to give sailing a go. Like many sports, parents are an integral part of the learning and development and form a key link in the program and are involved from the outset. The Try Sail experiences run over four sessions which gives sailors, parents, and club adequate opportunity to see if sailing is a fit for you. Placements in FSC Learn to Sail Program are limited so this is the perfect opportunity for Club, Sailor, and Parent to decide is sailors are ready to continue into the program.

The Try Sail course is limited to 10 spots each month. REGISTER NOW! Contact Dinghy Administrator HERE for more info

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

Photos by Mark Woodcock