Adult Dinghy - Start Sailing 1 - April 2024
Saturday 20th April 2024: 9am - 3pm Saturday 27th April 2024: 9am - 3pm
Australian Sailing - 3. Start Sailing 1

Course information

Registrations for this course are closed.

Australian Sailing Number

If you have not done an Australian Sailing course before, you won't have an Australian Sailing number which is needed to register for this event.

Please register for an Australian Sailing number by clicking here. At the bottom of the page, click 'NEW MEMBER'. 

MYC members rate

If you are a MYC member, please contact the office for your members discount on this course.

Where to meet

On the first day of the course please meet your instructors on the waterfront side of the Mornington Yacht Club (near the cranes), 10 minutes prior to the beginning of your lesson.

What to bring


  • Hat
  • Shoes that can be worn in the water. Ie Sneakers or reef shoes 
  • Sunscreen
  • Shorts and sleeved shirt (thermal tops are good)
  • If it is cold, fleece jumper or multiple thermals (that can get wet)
  • Water (drink bottle)


  • Sunglasses
  • Bathers
  • Waterproof “spray jacket”
  • Towel
  • Plastic bag for wet shoes and clothes
  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • Wetsuit if you have available
  • Please do not bring any valuables or wear jewellery that can be lost in sand or water

More information

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Course Overview

This course introduces participants to dinghy sailing and its fundamental skills so they learn terminology and equipment and practice launching and returning to shore and capsize recovery. 

Course Prerequisites

Water confident.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to begin sailing in a dinghy. All the equipment and gear will be provided by your accredited Discover Sailing Centre.

Course Outcome

You will gain your Start Sailing 1 completion certificate. 


We recognise that some of our course participants are completing the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and may be using sailing and/or club membership to complete one or more sections of The Award. To learn more, click here