Chelsea Yacht Clubs Bob Kaegi Discover Sailing Centre is accredited by Australian Sailing to provide learn to sail experiences to people of all age groups. Our team of Australian Sailing qualified instructors, led by Lead Instructor Dean Addison, are very experienced in creating a safe and fun learning environment for all abilities.
Our courses follow the syllabus prescribed by Australian Sailing but have been extensively enhanced to incorporate a graded performance competency learning and assessment approach and utilise an integrated delivery format with practical on water lessons supported by comprehensive on beach and online learning materials. Both significantly increases the awareness of each new sailor to how they are progressing and what areas to focus on and leads to enhanced course outcomes. Course delivery takes into consideration that new sailors will come from a variety of age, experience and backgrounds.
If you want to try sailing and are not sure where to start, you can complete the following expression of interest form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. CYC Discover Sailing Centre Expression of Interest.
Tackers is a fun introductory, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7-12 years-old. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate. This program runs for 4 consecutive days during most school holidays. The course cost is $340pp.
For more information and course availaiblity, head over to the Tackers page.
Start and Better Sailing are our Teenage and Adult courses that introduce them to the fundamental skills of sailing a small boat (dinghy). Start Sailing 1 and Start Sailing 2 Courses are run over 9 Saturday mornings, either Pre-Christmas (October-December) or Post-Christmas (February-April). Better Sailing course is run in a mor intensive block, usually in September. Courses cost $375pp for members and $561pp for non-members.
For more information and course availaiblity, head over to the Adult Learn to Sail page.
Green and Gold Fleet program focuses on the continued development of club sailors who have completed the Start and Better Sailing program and is run on Saturday afternoons. Green Fleet continues refining the fundamental skills of sailing, and introduces some foundation race skills through training activities in an environment that is enjoyable, without a competition focus. Once ready, participants can move to Gold Fleet, which puts these new race skills into practice during the Saturday afternoon club racing, with a coach providing tips prior to racing, observing you get around the track and debriefing afterwards with what to improve on. This program is for members at $25pp a session or $180pp for the full nine week program.
For more information and availaibility, head over to the Green & Gold Fleet page.