Sailing School

Lean to Sail for Kids and Adults.

The training scheme at Northbridge Sailing Club Sailing School provides sailing dinghy training from beginner to racing. Students should be able to swim confidently (without panic).

Details below. Go straight to enrolments by picking your event here.

Adult Learn To Sail

Always wanted to learn how to sail, but not known how to go about it? Come join our Adult Learn To Sail Program, all ages welcome! 

Northbridge Sailing Club 2023 Adult Learn-to-Sail course is across 5 sessions on the below dates from 8.30am to 12.30pm:

  • Sunday 8th October 2023
  • Sunday 15th October 2023
  • Sunday 22nd October 2023
  • Sunday 29th October 2023
  • Sunday 5th November 2023

Cost is $490pp and includes annual membership.

Children Learn To Sail

Our program is in 4 stages:

  1. Level 1 – Using club boats, children are taught the basics of sailing. Participants need to supply their own sailing gear including lifejacket. More advanced participants will start sailing independently by the second or third session.
  2. Level 2 – Using club boats, budding sailors transition to independent sailing.  This course uses a combination of club boats and boats purchased for young sailors by parents who are confident their child will be keen to continue.
  3. Green Fleet – Sunday mornings in their own boat, sailors are fully integrated into the NSC community. They will have an understanding the effects of wind and waves, improving techniques all the time.
  4. Our legendary annual Live-In Camp – 5 days in January with a structured program of sailing training for all levels of sailor from novice to racing. The majority of club kid sailors and teenagers attend this NSC institution, most wouldn’t miss it for anything.

Graduates then sail on Sunday mornings, starting in the Green (novice) Fleet and eventually into the Open Fleet, all still under the supervision of professional coaches. The emphasis is on improving sailing technique, tuning the boat performance, going faster, and having fun!

Parents enrolling their children need to be aware a boat will become necessary sooner rather than later (by the start of the Green Fleet course).  It doesn’t need to cost a lot and it is a really worthwhile Christmas/birthday present; at worst you’ll likely get almost all your money back when the kid is finished with it – the boats hold their resale value quite well. 

Please note the below costings exclude membership which will need to be purchased for any new members.

Spring Intake Start Finish   Cost
Level 1 Sunday 3rd September 2023 Sunday 24th September 2023 Sunday Mornings: 8:30am - 12:30pm $300*
Level 1 Monday 25th September 2023 Thursday 28th September 2023 Daily: 8:30am - 3:30pm $500*
Level 2 Sunday 8th October 2023 Sunday 5th November 2023 Sunday Mornings: 8:30am - 12:30pm $250*
Green Fleet Sunday 12th November 2023 April 2024 Sunday Mornings: 8.30am - 12:30pm $250*

* $100 discount when Level 1 and Level 2 courses are booked together, $130 discount when Level 1, 2 and Green Fleet courses are booked together.

Summer Intake Start Finish   Cost
Level 1 - Live-In Monday 22nd January 2024 Friday 26th January 2024 Daily $TBC
Level 2 Sunday 4th February 2024 Sunday 25th February 2024 Sunday Mornings: 9:00am - 12:30pm $260^
Green Fleet Sunday 3rd March 2024 April 2024 Sunday Mornings: 9:00am - 12:30pm $140^

^ $100 discount when Level 2 and Green Fleet courses are booked together.

Enrol here.

Refund policy: 80% if cancelled 4 weeks or more prior to start of course, 50% if cancelled 2 weeks prior to start of course.


Fleet coaching is conducted every Sunday morning. The primary objective is to lift the standard of the new sailors at the back end of the fleet by giving them confidence and skills.

Advanced coaching is organised on a class by class basis.  It includes bringing in professional coaches to provide additional insight into the various classes being sailed at the club.