Learn to Sail

Since the mid-1940s MYC has developed a rich history of producing State, National and International champions.  This tradition of sailing development continues through the training program, which is designed for people who want to learn to sail so they can race or just have fun on the water in a friendly environment.

School Holiday Intro to Sailing Course:

MYC runs 5 day sailing courses during the school holidays. Open to school aged children with recommended minimum age of 10 years.  

Keep an eye on this page and our facebook page to find out when the next course (Sept/Oct 2024) is open for bookings.


Sunday Morning Learn to Sail:

Our All Ages trainee fleets (Learn To Sail and Bronze fleet) sail on Sunday mornings.  This is a 9 week course that builds on knowledge previously taught. Training finishes around midday to make way for the afternoon racing. 

The current training fleet commenced on 4th February 2024 and has now finished.  The next training fleet will commence in October 2024.

For more information, email us at secretary@maylandsyachtclub.org.au.

Bronze Fleet:

Sailors who have completed the Learn to Sail course, or have previous comparable sailing experience can join the Bronze Fleet. It is run alongside the Sunday morning Learn to Sail Fleet and prepares sailors for racing conditions, as well as more advanced skills.

Bronze Fleet sailors may join the afternoon short course racing fleet on some days instead of morning sessions.  This will be discussed beforehand. You can join the Bronze fleet via the LTS Beginner Course link, and selecting the Bronze fleet option when prompted.

(As bookings are now closed, please email us at secretary@maylandsyachtclub.org.au for more information).

Training Boat Classes:

Sailors are coached on Mirror dinghies (2 in a boat), and ultimately learn to sail a marked course.  The Club also has Lasers and Minnows if it is appropriate for the trainee.  Go to the About tab to read more on these boats.

We welcome the assistance of all family members. For example, parents or partners may like to help as a support boat driver, with junior training, or in the canteen.


Instructors hold Working with Children checks.