SPASC 2023 Adult Learn to Sail Program


Sat 14 Oct 2023 11:00 — Sat 16 Dec 2023 13:00
Australian Sailing - 3. Start Sailing 1

Course information

This course is sold out.

Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club (SPASC) is an accredited Australian Sailing "Discover Centre" (DCS) with accredited Dinghy Instructors.  DSC’s adhere to standards that ensure safety and customer satisfaction, in order to attain and retain this status.  With a range of courses and coaching SPASC has a pathway to take to sailors with very little sailing experience to a competitive racing level.

Dinghy Sailing - Dinghies courses are tailored for both teenagers and adults and involve sailing on small exhilarating boats (one or two crew).  Dinghies represent an ideal learning platform because thanks to their small size participants are safe and in full control of all sailing aspects. In more experienced hands though dinghies become action-packed boats suitable for sailors looking for a thrilling sail!

We run our Adult Learn to Sail courses about twice a year, when we have sufficient numbers to justify running the courses.  The course offered is "Start Sailing 1", at a cost of $450 per person, plus $200 club membership.  The course is run over a ten week period with 2 hour sessions from 11.00am until 1.00pm on Saturdays from 14 October to 16 December 2023, and involves a mixture of classroom learning, sailing exercises, occasional racing and cruising to a destination.

Sailing classes in our Adult Learn to Sail Program involve O’pen Skiffs, Lasers and Tasers, which are provided by SPASC.  All the equipment, including the boats, is provided for this course and Club boats can be chartered for use.  After completion of this course, you will be able to participate in our Friday Twilight Laser Series or Saturday afternoon race series either as a crew or skipper to gain more practice and improve your skills

Eligible persons must be either SPASC Family, Senior, Student or Junior members  Join Here

For more information on the SPASC Adult Learn to Sail Program, please call SPASC Secretary, Bill Sharland on 0411 013 853.

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

Files for download
SPASC Combined Sailing Program 2023-24_04092023