Dinghy Program: Dinghy Sail Training programs cater for both juniors (13+ years old) and adults from beginners to advanced levels. It includes off-water theory plus on-water sailing using club boats (Pacers and Lasers). Our hope is that trainees will continue to enjoy the sport and participate in our program of club racing or social sailing.
Pacer dinghies provide a good introduction to sailing. These are able to accommodate an on-board instructor in addition to a crew of 2. Mordialloc Sailing Club has 8 Pacers and 3 Laser dinghies for those at intermediate and advanced levels. If you have your own dinghy and wish to use this for the training, this may also be arranged if suitable.
All sail trainees get to use the club’s computerised sailing simulator. This helps to rapidly ‘learn the ropes’ and refine sailing skills further.
On the water, the club’s inflatable patrol boats are used to provide supervision and instruction.
Instruction is provided by Mordialloc Sailing Club members, all volunteers, who have Instructor accreditation from Australian Sailing.
Start Sailing 1 – for beginners
Beginners with none or little sailing experience commence with the Start Sailing 1 course. This seasons Start Sailing 1 course is FULLY BOOKED however you can go onto the Waiting List for next season by copleting the first section of this seasons Application form and emailing this to the Sail Training Coordinator at the address on the form and ask to be placed on the Waiting list for next season.
To view the session dates for this seasons course in February – April 2024 you can download the Remaining Dinghy Course Dates for 2023-2024 season
Missing one or two of these sessions can easily be made up in any of the remaining Saturday mornings through to the end of the sailing season (end of April).
Following graduation from the above course participants are invited to return the following season for the next level: a Start Sailing 2 course usually from October to December.
What to Bring
Trainees are required to bring appropriate clothing that will allow them to get wet and still remain warm in the wind. Suggested clothing includes a long sleeve top (NOT wool or cotton) plus a spray jacket, or alternatively a wetsuit. In addition you will require some footwear (old runners/sandshoes will suffice) plus sunglasses and a hat for protection from the sun. Trainees must be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres.
Sailing boats, rescue craft, life jackets, course notes, and logbooks are all supplied.
Your traiing fees cover the following:
Club Trainee membership provides trainees with full access to all club facilities and privileges.
This seasons Start Sailing 1 course is FULLY BOOKED however you can go onto the Waiting List for next season by copleting the first section of this seasons Application form and emailing this to the Sail Training Coordinator at the address on the form and ask to be placed on the Waiting list for next season.
When satisfied this sailing program is what you are after, you can download the Dinghy Start Sailing 1 Application course from 3rd Feb-2024 complete and return to the Sail Training Coordinator (see below for contact details).
The Coordinator will always acknowledge receipt of Applications within a few days. If you do not receive this acknowledgement then it may not have been received and you should phone the Coordinator to followup.
First preference for places in this course will go to those on the waiting list or above Applications received.
Course numbers are limited by available training boats and volunteer Instructors however every effort will be made to look after all enquiries.
For further information contact our Sail Training Coordinator Dale Collings on 0415 595 754 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org