Junior & Youth Sailing

For junior  & youth coaching enquiries, please email:

For Tackers enquiries, please email:

Tackers Training & Junior Coaching

Junior and youth sailors are at the heart of the development of  Mordialloc Sailing Club. Our junior sailing program starts with the Tackers Sail Training Program where they learn to sail in a safe and fun environment. The Tackers program has three levels after which the juniors can progress through to our club coaching program for Green and then Open fleet. The Green fleet focuses on the transition to racing where their skills are developed both on and off the water until they progress to Junior Open fleet. In the Open fleet the focus is on developing strategies for racing  and  more advanced boat handling skills with our junior sailors participating in club racing and regional regattas.

Junior Boats

The predominant boat used by our junior sailors in the International Optimist Dinghy, however we welcome all types of junior sailing classes to participate in our programs. The International Optimist Dinghy is strongly supported by Yachting Victoria and the class association, the Victorian International Optimist Dinghy Association (VIODA, http://www.vioda.org.au/), who organise training programs throughout the year.

Check out our Mordi Optimist Sailing Team 2012/13


Youth Classes & Coaching

To support cadets transitioning from  junior class Optimist sailing, Mordialloc Sailing Club will be offering Laser 4.7 coaching starting in the spring of 2013.   The goals of this program are to provide youth sailors with support and supervised time on the water while continuing to improve on general sailing techniques, develop solid Laser handling skills and work on racing strategies. Racing opportunities for these sailors will be facilitated during afternoon open club racing.

As our off-the-beach youth classes continue to grow, we welcome all types of boats to Mordialloc SC including the Pacer, 420 and 29er.  To express an interest in any class of youth sailing at MSC or for Laser coaching enquiries, please contact:  jrcoaching@mordiallocsc.com.au.