discover sailingGBYC is an Accredited Discover Sailing Centre

Our clubhouse and sailing grounds are a perfect location to learn to sail. Our waters are largely protected, making it relatively smooth water most of the time and ideal for beginners through to advanced sailors.

Discover Sailing is a nationally recognised & accredited sailing course with Yachting Australia & Yachting Western Australia. Geographe Bay Yacht Club courses focus on the Discover Sailing dinghy program and Tackers.

Start Sailing Course 1

The Geographe Bay Yacht Club is running a Learn to Sail course in December (see below for details). Sailing can be fun and exhilarating and this Australian Sailing accredited program has been developed to provide a safe introduction to dinghy sailing.

Start Sailing 1

This course is designed to teach participants how to sail, starting with the essential skills in the first course. More advanced skills and techniques are gradually introduced as students progress through the syllabus, so that by the end they will be ready to start racing at their local sailing Club, or just enjoy being out on the water. 

"Start Sailing 1" is a great introduction to sailing, suitable for ages 12 years and over.

It is fun, safe and doesn't require any previous sailing experience. All equipment, including boats, sails and life jackets is provided. All courses are run by Australian Sailing accredited coaches.

The course is comprised of three by four hour lessons (total 12 hours), run over two weekends and is highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn to sail an off-the-beach sailing dinghy.


Dates: Sat 2 Dec; Sun 3 Dec; Sat 16 Dec (plus Sun 17 Dec - if any scheduled days are cancelled due to weather conditions)

Time: 8.30am - 12.30pm

Cost: $190

Ages: Suitable for ages 12 years and over

Venue: Geographe Bay Yacht Club, King Street, Busselton

For more info contact:

Anton Mann | Mob: 0419 281 899 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Learn to Sail

Tackers

Tackers is an introductory sailing program designed for children aged 7 to 12 within a weight range of 50kg and under. Children do not need to have any sailing experience and all of the equipment, including the boats and life jackets are provided. See http://discoversailing.org.au/tackers/ for more information.

Tackers 1

This course is all about having fun and learning how to sail.  They will learn how to rig the boat, launch and sail back into the beach, tack to turn the boat around, sail in a straight line and the skills of capsizing.


Dates: TBA

Time: This course is run over 6 consecutive Saturdays from 8.30 - 11.45

Cost: $280

Ages: 7 - 12 years

Venue: Geographe Bay Yacht Club, King Street, Busselton


Tackers 2

The course leads on from Tackers 1. Participants are encouraged to sail on their own and further develop their sailing skills.  They will learn how to gybe a boat and sail upwind and downwind.


Dates: TBA

Time: This course is run over 6 consecutive Saturdays from 8.30 - 11.45

Cost: $300

Ages: 7 - 12 years

Venue: Geographe Bay Yacht Club, King Street, Busselton

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Tackers


Dinghy Courses

Dinghies Learn to Sail

The club has dinghies available for teenagers and adults for learning to sail. After completing Start Sailing Courses 1 & 2, the coach will assess your skill level and assist you in transitioning into one of our club fleets.


 Dates: TBA

Time: The course is run over 6 Saturdays from 8.30 - 12.00

Cost: $350

Ages: Teenagers and Adults

Venue: Geographe Bay Yacht Club, King Street, Busselton

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