Cairn Curran Sailing Club - Sail training
If you want to learn to sail, this is a great place to start!
We think sailing is fun and exhilarating. Our training programs have been developed to provide a safe introduction to dinghy sailing with family, friends and members from the club.
Starting with the essential skills in the introductory 'Learn to Sail' sessions you can then progress to 'Keep Sailing' with more practice, advanced skills and techniques are gradually introduced, you'll love it out on the water.
After completing training we hope you'll want to continue to sail, eventually joining in on our regular club racing as a full member. You can also assist with the running of the race program, laying courses, taking finishing times, crew on safety boats and the like, building up your sailing knowledge and skills.
Season 2018–19 Sail Training
To secure a place in the next program, join the club as a Trainee member.
The membership entitles you to both training programs.
Boats, safety vests and helmets are provided by the club, and are included in your Trainee membership fees.
CCSC has an Associate Member: Trainee category you can join the club and participate in training.
Make application directly online or complete a membership form (Membership area).
The club has a maximum capacity for Trainee members, and will allocate places in the training program based on 'first come first served', in the event that you pay a Trainee membership and we are not able to accomodate you, you will be refunded in full.
The Trainee membership for 2018-19 Season is only $88
'Learn to Sail'
4 x 3 hour sessions Saturday mornings 9:30am – 12:30pm
Intended for beginners of any age, children (7-8 yo ) and adults are welcome. Starting with a bit of theory, safety instruction, rigging, boat launch and retrieval, with plenty on practice on the water.
Boats and safety gear supplied
Bring suitable clothing and footwear.
Over four weeks the introductory training program covers;
• Preparing and planning to go sailing
• Rigging a boat
• Working with ropes and knots
• Sailing techniques and basic skills
• Rescue and safety procedures
• Launching and recovery of boats
• Sailing theory
• Wind and waves
While it is not essential to start with our 'Learn to Sail' program, it may be harder to master the more advanced skills if you are not familiar with the basics.
Sailing is a weather dependent activity, it's not uncommon to have either too much or too little wind – especially for beginners. The club will do it's best to run the program as scheduled, however in the event of unsuitable conditions (weather or water) training may be postponed and rescheduled where possible, or cancelled if not practical to reschedule. In the event where it becomes necessary to cancel training sessions due to adverse conditions, the club will not refund membership fees paid. Participants engage in the program voluntarily and use their judgment based on information provided by club members running training sessions, as well as other sources, as to whether they are safe to do so. In the case of junior participants, their parents and/or guardians make that decision on their behalf.