Start Sailing – Adult & Teenage

Start Sailing – Dinghy 1 & 2

Start Sailing – Dinghy 1 & 2 is intended to provide an introduction to sailing for people who have not previously sailed or need a refresher course. It is open to teenagers 13 years and older and adults providing the training they need to become competent sailors with the aim of progressing to competitive club sailing.


Course Syllabus: Start Sailing – Dinghy 1 & 2


4th Feb 2017 – 4th March 2017      REGISTER HERE (Class Fully Booked)

29th April – 27th May 2017             REGISTER HERE (limited Spaces)

29th July – 26th Aug 2017              REGISTER HERE (still availability)

For more information got to Discover Sailing

Environment and Safety
Boat familiarisation
Parts of a boat
Capsize and recovery
Sail trim Sailing techniques
Rules of the road


The courses will be held at Elwood Sailing Club, Foreshore, Elwood, off Ormond Esplanade. (Melways ref 67B4). A Council-controlled car park is adjacent and meter fees are payable (please bring plenty of coins).

What to Wear

Weather conditions may vary from cold to hot, so students should therefore bring:
Bathers, Towel & Wetsuit (if available) or Thermal underclothes
Shorts (also good over wetsuit for protection)
Polyester or lycra shirts and tops recommended (not cotton)
Windcheater jacket
Old sneakers / wetsuit boots
Sun hat / sunglasses / sunscreen

Further Information

Bookings and enquiries may be made to the ESC Training Manager on
03 9531 4743 or via email to