Yarrabah School – Learing to Sail

Mordialloc Sailing Club and Yarrabah School kicked off their first Sailabilty session for 2018 last Friday. It was a bit too windy and wavy for the first session, especially given only 2 of the 12 students had participated in previous programs. A lot was achieved, however,

​thanks to the support and hard work of the volunteers.
During morning tea students were fitted with their life jackets

​and very ​quickly became comfortable with the club environment​. All ​then went outside for boat​ familiarisation​ with a fully rigged Pacer that included​ ​the basic controls and safety, how to get in and out of a ​yacht and the danger of the aptly name boom.The students were then divided into 2 groups with one group practising getting in and out, sitting in ​the boat ​and avoiding the boom in the shallows. The second group boarded our RIB and took a trip up and back Mordialloc creek. Both groups gained valuable experience in getting in and out of boats and getting used to the motion on the water​ and will be well and truly ready to go on next week. ​Everyone had a great time and we are all looking forward to next ​Friday that currently looks warm and sunny!.