Out There Sailing – Teen Learn to Sail
It’s never too late to get into sailing!
OutThere Sailing is a great introduction to the sport of sailing and the skills required but will still focus on fun with friends. The program provides a wide variety of on water activities that will introduce sailing and, depending on your club, an opportunity to experience stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing and power boating. You will learn skills through exciting exercises and put them to good use in fun, on-water activities.
Who should do this program?
This program is designed for participants who are 11-17 years-old looking to try a new activity, have some fun and engage with others whilst sailing.
Minimum Age = 10 years old
Maximum Age = 18 years old
Find out more
For more information about this course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Prepare
1. What to expect
Although it may be Spring or Summer, it’s also Hobart so we need to be prepared for all weather. We have indoor facilities, but please prepare your sailor to be outside in MOST weather conditions. A bit of rain… and we will be out & about!
The Learning Process – is different for everyone!
Sailing is a complex sport that has physical, mental and emotional challenges. Everyone learns at their own pace, and different elements click at different times.
2. What to Bring
Healthy Fuel – all sailors will need a healthy snack
Hydration – a reusable water bottle with a name label
Sun-Smart Gear – long sleeves, hat, sunnies, sun-cream
Get-Wet Gear – bathers, rashies, wetsuit, water-shoes (any close-toed shoes that can go in the water e.g. reef-walkers, crocs, wetsuit booties)
All-Weather Gear – non-cotton jumper, beanie and spray top/rain-jacket/poncho, change of warm clothes, TOWELL
Plastic Bag – to carry home wet gear!
3. Where to Meet
Meet on the front lawn at Sandy Bay Sailing club (the beach side of the building), you will see the brightly coloured sails!
SBSC is the perfect access point for an adventure on the Derwent. It is a family friendy venue, with beach, parks and play structures surrounding the club. There is no better vantage point to watch your budding sailor take flight! Located at the end of a dead-end drive off of Sandy Bay Road, it is a safe, low-traffic environment for children to roam and explore.
4. Drop off and Pick up Policies
Sailors must be DRESSED and ready to go at the nominated start time. (Sometimes smaller people have a hard time negotiating wetsuits…)
The drop off window is NO EARLIER than 15 minutes before the nominated start time. This allows instructors to make sure all the safety equipment for the day is set up and organised.
Pick up window is until 15 minutes after the finish time.