SPASC 2024 Adult Learn to Sail Program - EOI


Sat 12 Oct 2024 11:00 — Sat 14 Dec 2024 13:00

Event information

Registration for this event closes at Fri 11 Oct 2024 09:00.

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 plan to run Adult Learn to Sail courses twice a year, when we have sufficient numbers to justify running the courses and we are seeking expressions of interest.  The course offered will be the Australian Sailing combined "Start Sailing 1 & 2" course, at a cost of $450 per person, plus $200 club membership.  The course will run over a ten week period with 2 hour sessions from 11.00am until 1.00pm on Saturdays from 12 October to 14 December 2024, 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 at the completion of this course.  Also 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.

Although eligible persons must be either SPASC Family or Senior members to participate in this program, you can register your interest without making any payment at this stage.

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