Learn To Sail
Learn To Sail

Learn To Sail

Learn to sail at Milford Cruising Club. We offer term-based junior sailing as well as School Holiday programmes.

Our policy is to make learning to sail affordable for families. We make first class boats available so that parents are not faced with the expensive costs of acquiring competitive sailing dinghies for their children. See our current term time programmes below.

There is an expectation that parents will participate in a rostered system to help with the smooth operation of the programme. The three key areas are:

  1. On shore support during sessions
  2. Quad driver for taking boats to the beach
  3. On water support for the coach (coming out in the coach boat).

Training will be provided for the quad bike and on water support roles for those interested. Other club roles include resource maintenance, group leaders, other admin etc.

Sailing Fun Course – Term 2 (6 weeks)

This is a 6 week course for Opti and Feva development sailors to keep sailing through Term 2.

This is not a learn to sail course. Exceptions may be made if there is space available in the programme.

Start: 16th May 2021
Day/Time: Sundays 9:00am – 12:00pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Meet at MCC then on to Milford Beach
Cost: $120


RS Feva Racing – Term 2 (6 weeks)

This is a 6 week RS Feva Racing series starting Sunday 16th. This is open to competent Feva Development combinations, current Feva Sailors and competent parent/child combinations.

Each Sunday will see 4 short races. First start 1:15pm. We will rotate through boats.

Start: 16th May 2021
Day/Time: Sundays 9:30am – 12:30pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Meet at MCC then on to Milford Beach
Cost: $120


Common FAQs

How old does my child have to be to Learn To Sail?
They must be 8 years or older and be able to swim confidently.
What parent/caregiver commitment is required?
In order for us to make our sailing programme affordable and accessible, we do need help from parents. We request one parent from each family to assist each week with training. We find that the parents get almost as much out of it as the kids!
How much does it cost?
MCC Family Membership is required, along with a $180 activity fee per term for the Junior Sailing Programme or RS Feva Programme. There is an option to request once a week (either Friday or Sunday) for $120. This is subject to space in the programmes as priority will be given to those who do both days.

PLEASE NOTE: The nomination fee does not apply to Family Memberships within the Junior Sailing Programmes. If a Learn to Sail programme has been attended, the $50 Membership from that program cost will be credited towards Family Membership.

What should my child wear / bring?
Shoes with soles that have grip. Polyprop top or a wetsuit as it gets cold on the water. Make sure whatever they wear will allow the flexible and quick movement sailors need on the water. While MCC can provide lifejackets, some prefer to bring their own.
What if weather is unsuitable for sailing?
Training may take place on the reserve.

Register for Sailing Programmes

To register for one of the current programmes, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

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Once you have received registration confirmation from us...
Please direct credit the course cost to Milford Cruising Club's Bank Account 01-0178-0078868-00 with your Child's Name and Membership Number in the reference fields.