Concord & Ryde Sailing Club Inc

Junior Learn to Sail

Junior courses are designed to progress the younger sailor (8 to 15 years old) from beginner to a reasonably competent sailor. Learning to sail has proved to be an important step in helping young children to build their self- confidence.

What do you need to wear and bring along to the course?

The club supplies training dinghies and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs). Trainees need to protect themselves with sunscreen and wear hats, tops, shorts plus old sandshoes/sneakers or aquatic footwear. They need to bring a towel and change of clothes. For safety reasons, footwear is compulsory around the club, rigging area and whilst sailing.

Course Details

There are three separate courses for Junior sailors with our courses running for 8 weeks each and are as follows:

  • Start Sailing 1 - no sailing experience required.
  • Start Sailing 2 - pre-requisite is to have completed the competencies of Start Sailing 1
  • Better Sailing - pre-requisite is to have completed the competencies of Start Sailing 2 (offered during the courses 4th February to 25th March 2023)


The courses run from

  • 7th October to 25th November 2023 and
  • 3rd February to 23rd March 2024

Both junior and adult courses are held over the same 8 consecutive weeks. Each course is conducted on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12pm.

Other details

Dinghies used for the Junior course are our Opti and Firebug dinghies.

Course training added benefit - At no additional cost, graduates from all courses may continue to use club dinghies in the same season in our Intermediate lunchtime races to improve their on-water skills (subject to dinghy availability).

Parent Participation

Parents and guardians not participating in the training courses are encouraged to stay at the club. Your assistance in taking dinghies to and from the clubhouse to the launching place would be appreciated.


The fees for the course are $300 for Children.

Discounts on course fees

  • CRSC current Members - a 25% discount is available to current members and those listed on their membership. Just enter the discount code “member25” at the discount prompt when enrolling.

  • Non-Members – a 10% discount is available where 2 or more of the same family members are enrolled. Just enter the discount code "SAVE10" when registering

  • Children Courses – you can use your “Active Kids Voucher”

How do you use an "Active Kids Voucher"?

Applying for an AKV

Members have to apply for the vouchers themselves, more details can be found here.
The Club cannot apply for a voucher on behalf of a member.

Redeeming an AKV

How an AKV is redeemed, depends upon the payment option selected by the member.

  • Pay by credit card the member has to pay CRSC in full and redeem the AKV themselves.

  • Pay by cash, cheque or EFT the member has to pay the fee less the $50 AKV and provide the AKV number to the Club’s Registrar who redeems it so it gets paid into the CRSC bank account.

How to Enrol?

Register for Start Sailing 1 Register for Start Sailing 2

 Further course information or questions about the courses please reach out to us via the  contact form.