Adults and Australian Sailing ‘Start Sailing’ Courses

Nedlands Yacht Club offers Adult and Teen (13 years old +) Australian Sailing certified “Start Sailing” courses at periodic intervals across the sailing season. Each course comprises of a series of lessons conducted on weekends – 6 Sunday mornings over 6 consecutive weeks (8.30am -12pm) – or school holiday mornings – 5 mornings Monday to Friday (8:30 – 12:30) – in the beautiful and protected waters of the Swan River. The wind is typically light to moderate in the mornings and great for learning how to sail.

NYC uses Australian Sailing accredited instructors and we provide all course specific equipment, including Puffin Pacer training dinghies and Personal Flotation Devices (life jackets) for all attendees. Students will receive a Australian Sailing logbook to track course progress. The logbook can be used at NYC or any club that teaches Australian Sailing certified courses.

Adults and Teens

Discover Sailing “Start Sailing 1&2” Course

13+Discover Sailing MARCH

Starting Sunday 12th March 2017 at 8.30am – 12pm for 6 consecutive Sundays (excluding Easter Sunday)

Participants must be:

  • 13+ years
  • Capable of swimming 25 meters

Course Details:

  • Australian Sailing certified instructors
  • 6 mornings (21 hours of training)
  • Australian Sailing Start Sailing 1 & 2 in small boat sailing
  • Equipment and facilities provided
  • Cost includes all training equipment and sailing crew membership to NYC
  • Maximum of 18 students


What’s next for adults?

  • Crew 2 times for free – Try racing as a crew on a cruiser, sport keelboat, catamaran or dinghy with our experienced members. No experience or training necessary for cruiser crew
  • Adult Explore Sailing – More information provided by instructor during Sailing Course

And a range of other club activities. Watch for more information!


Payment will be accepted for the above class registrations. Payments should be made at the time of submitting the registration form.

Online Registration – Select your course:

  • Register online by credit card through our Yachting WA online registration service

By Mail:

  • If paying by cheque, the payee is”Nedlands Yacht Club”

Nedlands Yacht Club
PO Box 3205,
Broadway, Nedlands,
Western Australia 6009

By Phone or Fax

  • For credit card payments.

Telephone (08) 9386 5496
Facsimile (08) 9386 5821


  • For cash, cheque or credit card payment.

Nedlands Yacht Club
The Esplanade

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Private classes are also available with a minimum of 8 students. Please feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions.


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Refund Policy

If NYC cancels the session we will refund the registration fees in full for both online and paper registrations, including bank and processing fees.

If you cancel a registration, the fee paid less the bank and processing fees will be refunded.

Want to know more?

Email our Managing Secretary, Alison Robinson at with any questions!