This Course is now Fully Booked.

Please contact our Coach to place your child on our waiting list.


Learning to sail is an enjoyable and adventurous journey for all kids! Not only is sailing about having fun, but it teaches young kids how to be independent, resilient, and how to work towards achieving their goals. At Manly 16’s, our sailing program is designed to support sailors in their desire to learn, have fun, and experience competitive racing in a welcoming club.

About The Course

Our program is perfectly suited for kids aged 7-12 to learn the basic sailing skills required to crew or steer a small dinghy. Over 13 weeks of Sunday morning sailing, your kids will enjoy a range of activities to learn basic essential knowledge and of course, have FUN! This course is delivered by accredited Australian Sailing Instructors and experienced sailors from the club.

Course Schedule

Our 13-week course will take place on Sunday mornings, between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM, starting October 28th 2018.

There is a break over the Christmas and New Year holiday period while sailing regattas on Sydney Harbour are underway. The course continues through January and February, before finishing up in March.

View the schedule here.

What do I need to bring?

We supply all of the boats and sailing equipment, lifejackets, and Instructors! You shouldn’t need to buy any special equipment as you will most likely have everything already in your wardrobe. You will need to bring:

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Wetsuit or rash shirt
  • Spray jacket (or similar)
  • Wetsuit / waterproof shoes
  • A change of clothes

Swimming Ability

For safety reasons your child must be able to swim at least 25 metres unassisted to be eligible for enrolment.


$450 per child – non-members

$400 per child – members

Maximum 10 spaces so get in quick!

What happens after the course is finished?

The next stage of Junior Sailing at Manly 16’s is to progress into the Manly Junior & Flying 11 classes. The Junior fleets run regular weekend racing with on-water coaches supporting the sailors. Junior sailing parents are encouraged to be actively involved with the program either on or off the water. Both kids and parents have the opportunity to meet lots of new people, form lifelong friendships, and have fun! To learn more about this, please contact us and we would love to help you get involved.

This Course is now fully booked please contact our Coach to place your child on our wait list.

Further Information

Please contact our Club Coach Niall Powers –

for any further information.

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