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Register your interest

The process for joining the sailing program is as follows:

  1. Register: Register your interest using the form below. There is not obligation to proceed with payment at this stage. Try it out on our Open Days on Sunday 17 September and Sunday 8 October.

  2. Evaluate: Attend one of the open days to determine if the course is suitable for you. This is a two way process where students decide if sailing is a sport they want to take up. The coaches also evaluate the capability and attitude of the student. The club requires students to be mature enough to do the course and have the right attitude to wanting to learn. 

  3. Select: The club will then advise students if they have been successful in registering for the course. If the course is oversubscribed we will select students based on their learning attitude.

  4. Process: One a place is confirmed, parents will be given instructions to pay the registration fee. If not already members, parents and student will be registered with Australian Sailing for insurance purposes. All students must be fully registered prior to commencing the course. 

 

Costs

The cost both the beginner and Learn-to-Sail courses is $780 for the season (approximately 20 training sessions of 2 hours). The following terms apply:
 

  • No refunds or make-good are given for individuals missing a training session.

  • No refund is available if the club is forced to alter training due to adverse weather conditions. Indoor training will be conducted.

  • Refunds for children pulling out of the course will be given for the balance of the season not attended.

Times

  • Beginners / Intermediate courses: Students must arrive prior to 11am. Parents are expect to stay until their child's boat is rigged or longer if they have a duty. 

  • Parents should arrive back by 12:30pm to help with derigging, and earlier if on BBQ duty. 

Dates

  • Spring: Every Sunday from 15 October 2023 to 17  December, inclusive.

  • Autumn: Every Sunday from 5 February 2024 to 7 April, inclusive. 

What to Bring

Once you have been approved for the course, you will need to ensure your child brings the following to the course:

  • Wet-suit booties or old joggers are compulsory

  • A peaked cap for wearing under the helmets is required

  • Water bottle

  • Appropriate clothing/equipment for the conditions.

    • Shorts & T Shirt

    • Swimmers & Towel

    • Hat & Sunscreen

    • Short sleeved/legged wet-suit (optional)

  • Snacks for after sailing

  • Ensure sunscreen has been applied prior to arriving

  • Advanced Sailors may wish to purchase a wind vane suitable for attaching to a Sabot mast.

What the club provides

The club provides:

  • Life jackets

  • Helmets

  • Boats

Becoming a member

This Learn to Sail program is offered by Greenwich Flying Squadron, a community not-for-profit club, run by volunteers. However the courses are staffed by professional accredited instructor/coaches.

 

Our constitution requires that everyone using the facilities must be a member. By registering for this course, the children and one adult are provided a free annual associate membership as part of the course fees (valued at $140 each). If parent participate in other club activities they will need to pay this fee.

If you are registering more than one child, you may wish to register each separately so both parents obtain their free membership (see Parents for details of membership benefits).

For insurance reasons, every person using the club must also have an Australian Sailing number. AS is the national body for sailing in Australia. If your child is not an Australian Sailing member already this number will be issued by Australian Sailing once your registration for the course has been accepted.

Register for a course!

Before registering, please read the application process details above carefully, including what equipment you will need to provide for your child. 

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If registering for an open day experience we will contact you with a specific start time to spread students out over the session. Please ensure you are available for the whole time period.

Terms and Conditions

I acknowledge I have read and understood all the terms and conditions and that the signature used below is legally binding.

Thanks for submitting! We will email you shortly with instructions on how to pay for your course.

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