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Youth Sailing Program



Sailing is the perfect way to get out in the fresh air, to learn a new skill, meet new friends and participate in a satisfying and fulfilling sport that can be done in a team or as an individual. MHYC offers a simple training pathway through the Australian Sailing endorsed Learn to Sail and OutThere Sailing programs.  All our courses are delivered by experienced accredited instructors.

Discover Sailing at MHYC is aimed at introducing pre-teen (11-12yrs) and teens (13-18yrs) to the fun of sailing, no prior sailing skills are necessary. In the case where sailors have progressed through Tackers, MHYC’s Learn to Sail will be the perfect continuation.


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The Steps

Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn the fundamental skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment.

Master all the fundamental dinghy sailing skills and gain a deeper understanding of sailing.

Sail in stronger winds and develop the skills required to get maximum speed from your dinghy.  Your journey speeds up as you experience using a spinnaker.

You can join in the fun and challenge of competition as you learn the basics of racing. Learn the basic racing rules, perform essential racing skills, gunwale capsize recovery.

Improve your performance and compete at a higher level. A greater understanding of tactics, wind patterns and boat tuning techniques will help you get there.


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MHYC Squads

For young sailors who have completed Better Sailing, the OutThere Sailing Squad has a fun and informal atmosphere with an underlying aim to develop young sailors’ confidence, seamanship and boat handling skills.

Members of these squads have either graduated from our Optimist 'Green Fleet’ or have completed Better Racing in the 'Learn to Sail' syllabus, or have their own boat with the equivalent skills. Race Squads are currently offered in the Optimist and International Cadet Classes, conducted on Sunday afternoons. Squad Members have briefings before and after racing with an allocated MHYC Coach, who also provides on-water support and feedback. Members of this squad may attend regattas such as the NSW Youth Championships, QLD Youth Week, Class State and National Championships and Australian Youth Championships.


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Social Sailing

MHYC Youth Social Sailing series runs during the summer months on Friday afternoons.

All sailors must be MHYC members & provide their own boat. MHYC will provide a safety RIB on the water from 4pm to 6:30pm. Sailors must be competent to the level in which they are able to launch and return to the MHYC beach safely, unassisted.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Holiday Sailing

Our Holiday Camps have been adapted using the Australian Sailing OutThere Sailing Program. Aimed specifically at 12 - 17 year olds. OutThere Sailing is a fun and social sailing program with the added excitement of experiencing windsurfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and even powerboating.


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Current and Future Courses