Westernport Yacht Club Accredited Training Centre

Westernport Yacht Club is accredited with Australia’s peak body for sailing and power boating, Australian Sailing, as a ‘Discover Sailing Centre’.  This means we provide accredited sailing, power boating and safety boat operator courses.  We can assist you to obtain your Marine Radio Licence (Short Range Operator Certificate of Competency).


Just want to give sailing or power boating a try?

We also provide free try sailing and power boating experiences through our Discover Sailing events at the Club. Discover Sailing events are held during Summer, and are advertised via our website, our Facebook page, in local media and local businesses.

Learn to sail

Our Tackers page has everything about kids learning to sail.

Look to our Sailing School page for more information.

We provide sailing instruction to all people from the age of seven and upward.  We have our own fleet of Pacers, O’pen Bics and Optis which we use in our training programs.

If you no longer fit into our Tackers cohort, you might like to participate in one of our other learn to sail or learn to race dinghy programs. Our training programs can be tailored to your needs and level of skill or confidence – including 1:1 training, small group training for couples or families, or larger sail training programs open to the public. Look at our Training Centre calendar for details of our upcoming programs, or to speak with the Sail Training Coordinator about individual or small group training. Email for more information.


Want to learn how to use a power boat?

Our Training Centre provides accredited power boat handling and safety boat operating qualifications. Our training is for people who either want to gain their Marine Licence (Boat Licence), or get experience skippering a power boat, or both. They include practical driving skills, boat maintenance and safety aspects of powerboating. They are designed to improve boat handling skills. For people with advanced power boat handling skills and experience we also offer Australian Sailing accredited safety boat operator programs.

If you would like to add your name to a contact list for the next available course, please e-mail our Training Centre Principal.


Sailing Schools Program

We provide introduction to sailing courses for primary school aged children through Australian Sailing’s Sailing Schools program. Please email our Training Centre Principal for more information about this program: . 


We take safety seriously

Our Training Centre uses qualified and experienced Instructors and Assistant Instructors. We have comprehensive safety and risk management policies and procedures in place for all of our training activities.

We have a well maintained power boat and safety boat fleet and our own fleet of off the beach sailing boats. We also provide properly maintained Life Jackets that meet Australian Standards for all of our training activities.

For more information about any of these programs, please contact the Training Centre Principal via