Moreton Bay Sailing Club

The MBBC is an accredited Discover Sailing centre and affiliated with Yachting Queensland. We run two course here at the Club: Tackers and Learn to Sail.

Junior-Sailing

Tackers

Tackers is an introductory, fun, games based sailing program designed by Yachting Australia for kids aged 7 – 12. Kids interested in doing the Tackers Program don’t require any previous sailing experience. Tackers is taught in purposely built and designed Ozi Optis, which only have one sail and made of plastic which makes them a great boat for young children.

There are 3 courses in the Tackers Program:

  • Tackers 1: Having Fun
  • Tackers 2: Tricks and Techniques
  • Tackers 3: Sailing Fast

Costs

$300 per term of sailing which covers Tackers sailing kit ( shirt, drink bottle, Tacker certificates, sailing gloves etc.), Junior Club membership, Club sporting fee which covers insurance and administration, Yachting Queensland registration and all lesson fees.

Session Times

Saturday 1:00pm – 3.30pm

Sunday 9.30am – 12.00pm

Sunday 12.30pm – 3:00pm

(Please note that all sessions are run during the school term).

Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail sessions are run each Sunday, these are 2 hour sessions which run for 9 weeks in line with the school semester. These courses are taught in 3.7m Vagabond dinghies with both a jib and a main sail, dinghies are ideal for juniors and youth to learn the basics of sailing and racing, however are equally suitable for adults

There are 3 courses in the Learn to Sail Program:

  • Learn to Sail 1
  • Learn to Sail 2
  • Better Sailing

All levels are taught in Yachting Queensland certified vagabond dinghies. These courses are ideal for children aged 13 – 17.

$20 per 2 hour session

$15 Yachting Australia registration per term after the first term of sailing

Yearly Fees: $10 Junior Club membership, $30 Club Sporting fee which covers insurance and administration

One off Fees: $55 Yachting Queensland registration, sailing log book and a Yachting Australia sailing series text book.

Sessions Times

Sunday 9.30am – 11:00am

Sunday 12:00pm – 2:00pm

School Holiday Programs/Schools/Private Lessons/ Adult Learn to Sail Courses

We run school holiday programs throughout each school holiday, these are 5 day programs 9am – 1pm each day and teach the fundamentals of sailing.

We are also able to run school sailing sessions either as part of your school curriculum or as an after school activity and we also provide private lessons.

Adult learn to Sail courses are very popular, this is a 5 week program and taught in vagabond dinghies, however in the final lesson we provide you the opportunity to participate in the Clubs social racing on yachts ( keel boats, trailer sailors etc.)

Requirements

No previous sailing experience is required as we teach all aspects of sailing. Our Junior Sailing sessions are aimed at kids 7+ and require a basic level of swimming. We provide all equipment, boats, life jackets etc.

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