Try Sailing

Never sailed before but keen to give it a go?

Nedlands Yacht Club is the place for you!

If you’re a first-time sailor and don’t want to commit to a series of formal classes just yet, you are welcome to join us on Sunday afternoons from October to April for the club racing season to learn to sail in Perth. We welcome you to have a go on any boat at the club for a total of two races for free. If after two weeks you’re eager to keep sailing, our members can help you find an affordable membership that suits your sailing interests.

Looking for a friendly team environment where you can learn from lots of people at your own pace?

Our experienced cruiser skippers will happily welcome you on board their boats and show you the ropes. Cruisers are larger boats typically sailed by teams of 3-6 people. The cruiser fleet at NYC is a varied group, ranging from slower boats designed with leisure sailing in mind to fast sports boats designed for speed and competition.

The cruiser fleet races nearly every Sunday afternoon from October to April, and there is always space available for a few extra crew members. New sailors are invited to come to the Main Clubhouse between 11:30 hrs and 12:00 hrs to fill in a temporary membership form from the Management Rep and get allocated a boat.

If you’re looking for more of a challenge, NYC has fleets of monohull National 125s and catamarans (mostly Hobie 16s) racing nearly every Sunday afternoon from October to April. These boats are sailed by two people and require a keen attitude, moderate level of physical fitness, and a willingness to come up close and personal with the Swan River.Our Galley is open on Sundays for sandwiches, wraps and other hot food to enjoy after your day on the river. Couple this with an ice cold drink from the bar and you will be hooked!

Contact fleet captains through emailing to see if there are any skippers in need of a crew member.You can always sign up for our Learn to Sail courses run throughout the year.

To find out when our next course is For Junior Courses Click Here or for an Adult Course Click Here