Whaley 2.4

New Whaly 2.4 training support craft courtesy of a generous grant from the Ron Tough Foundation

Junior Sailing Courses 

Shelley Sailing Club aims to attract young sailors to sailing and provide opportunities for them to continue sailing into their adult life. Sailors can build their self-confidence and independence while having fun in a supervised environment.

Start Sailing 1 and 2 courses for 2017 are currently full. Please email to register your interest for future courses

Level 1. –  Start Sailing 1   New sailors will learn the absolute basics of boat handling and safety, on Mudlarks or Minnows in the sheltered waters of Convict Bay. This course is intended to be paired with Start Sailing 2. The course costs $195 and will run on five consecutive Sunday mornings, commencing on the 15th of October 2017, all equipment is provided.

Level 1. – Start Sailing 2  Building on the foundations of Start Sailing 1, sailors develop their skills to be able to sail on their own. The course is conducted with Mudlarks or Minnows in the sheltered waters of Convict Bay. It costs $195 and will run on five consecutive Sunday mornings, commencing on the 19th of November 2017, all equipment is provided


Level 2.  – Better Sailing  (complimentary for members). Sailors continue to improve their skills, becoming adept at handling stronger winds and adapt to changing weather conditions. Successful participants achieve Yachting Australia’s Better Sailing.

Level 3. Start Racing and Better racing skills  Advancing from Start Sailing 1 & 2 and Better Sailing we move onto more specific Racing Skills and techniques. Held in conjunction with our morning racing we provide specialised training on a range of topics including sailing fitness, advanced boat handling, sail tuning and control, understanding and using the rules, and strategy around the race course. Successful participants may apply for the Yachting Australia’s Start Racing and Better Racing certification. We anticipate participants would join in with the afternoon racing fleets to give them an opportunity to demonstrate and refine the skills taught. Weekly theory and training is often followed by a short race (not held during away events and state heats).

To register your interest,  email stating the names and ages of potential participants and the course(s) they are interested in.

Download the 2017 flyer here.

Come sail with us… it’s a great experience!