SPASC 2024/25 Junior Sailing Programs - EOI / WAIT LIST


Sat 12 Oct 2024 11:00 — Sat 15 Mar 2025 23:45

Event information

Registration for this event closes at Sat 31 Aug 2024 23:45.

We advise SPASC's 2023/24 Junior Sailing Programs are fully booked for this sailing season.

This site is a waiting list for young persons wishing to register their interest for future courses.

Please refer to Information about SPASC and Junior Sailing courses available next sailing season

Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club (SPASC) is an accredited Australian Sailing "Discover Centre" (DSC) with accredited Dinghy & Assistant 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.  We understand that racing is not for everyone so we ensure that we include fun learning games and adventure sails into our program

We plan to hold the following Junior Sailing Programs for our 2024/25 sailing season:

  1. The "Australian Sailing 5 - Start Sailing 1 & 2 Program" which is designed for kids aged 8 to 16 and involves a mixture of classroom learning, sailing exercises, adventure games, occasional racing and cruising to a destination.  There is a huge focus on confidence building and ensuring that game based learning is fully utilised.
  2. The "Australian Sailing - Green Fleet Coaching Program" which is designed for kids aged 8 to 17 years who have completed the Australian Sailing 5 - Start Sailing 1 & 2 Program.  Green Fleet sailors will cement the foundation skills previously learnt and are prepared for club racing or adventure sailing in an environment where the focus is on fun and enjoyment.   Syllabus includes classroom learning, cruising to a destination, sailing exercises, sailing adventure games and club racing.

    If kids want to do more racing, they move from Green Fleet into Junior Club Racing, which is held on Saturday afternoons and our Friday Twilight Series.

Current Junior Sailing Programs involve Optimists, O’pen Skiffs and ILCA (Laser) classes, which are provided by SPASC if you don't own a boat.  Younger kids will always start in an Optimist, as this is the most stable design.  All the equipment, including the boats, is provided for this course and Club boats can be chartered for use.

Eligible persons must be either SPASC Family or Junior members.

Active Kids Vouchers

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active and Creative Kids program and Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club is an approved provider.  Parents, guardians and carers receiving Family Tax Benefit can apply for an Active and Creative Kids voucher for each eligible child through Service NSW. 

The $50 voucher is available twice a year to use towards sport, creative and cultural activities.  Apply for your voucher online HERE

For more information on 2023/24 SPASC Junior Sailing Programs, refer to SPASC Youth Sailing Handbook HERE or contact our Discover Sailing Centre Manager, Bill Sharland email or mobile 0411 013 853.