Mt Pleasant Yacht Club Inc
Because of the nature of the sport weather conditions can change and be unsuitable. Also facilities in
the form of suitable boats and instructors may also not be available. MPYC make no guarantees as to
availability of facilities on any particular day. The decision to sail is with the Officer of the Day and
with the Instructor.
To enrol in the course you will need to pay the course fee of $250 prior to or at the time of enrolling
which includes one year's membership fees.
To enrol in the course please go to the online registration page.
What to Bring
You are required to bring warm clothes. We suggest the following:
- woollen or polyprop gear
- a windbreaker
- suitable footwear
- a change of clothes (especially underwear or swimming togs); and
- a towel
- wet suit and buoyancy aid if you have them
- Life jackets and sunscreen are available
You are welcome to have a shower after the lesson and refreshments in the clubhouse after the on the
When to arrive
Please arrive at the stated time, as it is necessary to cover some theory as well as rig the yacht so that
you get the most out of each lesson.
Learn to Sail, Level 1 (Program until Christmas)
|Sat 1st Oct||9:00||Intro to Programme.|
|Sun 2nd Oct||9:00||Learn to sail|
|Sat 15th Oct||9:00||Learn to sail|
|Sat 22nd Oct||14:00||Learn to sail|
|Sat 5th Nov||13:30||Learn to sail|
|Sat 19th Nov||12:30||Learn to sail|
|Sat 3rd Dec||12:45||Learn to sail|
|Sat 17th Dec||11:00||Dr Walker Memorial Trophy .|
|(3 races for 1st year learn to sail juniors)|
|Note: As sailors progress and become more comfortable they can join in with the Sunday fun racing sessions.|
For the programme to work parents need to help out with duties including:
- Rigging and de-rigging optimists. Instruction will be given to parents for this.
- Running a rescue boat, especially at the start of the course (training will be provided).
- Organising boats and sailors at waters edge and in the water.
Programme for New Year will be available before Christmas.
Galley hands in canteen would be appreciated
Contact Rene Borsboom for further information