Junior Fleet is held most Sundays Term 1 and Term 4.  It is FREE, you just need to join as a junior member $155. If you have a child, grandchild, neice/nephew etc that would like to join us, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Junior Fleet allows the kids not only to learn to sail but form friendships and become part of the club community.  There are many social occasions during the year for them to interact with other children in the club. We teach the Juniors according to the Yachting Australia Dinghy Training Scheme, which means that they not only get to 'muck around in boats' but get a national accrediatation at the same time. This is possible as HBYC is a Yachting Australia Discover Sailing Centre.

Not only the Juniors but all of our members have the choice to get some Nationally recognised sailing qualifications. For more info. see our Learn to Sail @ HBYC Page.

The club has a fleet of Pacers and have now introduced International Cadets to the fleet which are the ideal training boat. The Juniors have had great fun on these little boats so far. The pacers with Spinnakers have been a hit with those who have a need for speed!

The Club also host the  Summer  Holiday Kidsail Program 20-24 January 2020 9am - 1pm

NB. This event is now fully booked


Open to children 7 years old to participate.


Each Sunday - 9am start, then Lunch, we usually finish around 12pm.

Summer Holiday Kids Sail Program 20-24 January 2020 9am - 1pm


Free Sunday Mornings - Just need to be a  Junior Member  $155.

Holiday Kids Sail Program 20-24 January 2020 9am - 1pm  Only $155 per child

Each Junior Fleet Course includes:

  • Start Sailing 1 & 2 run by qualified instructors
  • YA workbook and log book
  • Sausage sizzle lunch each week


For further information contact:

  • Office 9397 6111
  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What to bring

  • Clothing that protects you from sun, eg hat, sunglasses, long sleeved shirt with collar and clothing to protect your legs. Wetsuits great for colder weather, lycra suits good in warmer weather
  • Water resistant sunscreen & keep reapplying it
  • Shoes to protect feet, must be closed toe, no thongs or open toe sandles.
  • Bring a water bottle and drink plenty of water if you are in the sun
  • Have breakfast before you get to the club!
  • We will provide lifejackets if you don't already have one
  • Parents/Guardians are expected to assist the kids rig and de rig the boats or assist with BBQ or rescue boat duties or Administration etc.

Click here for full syllabus for all Dinghy Sailing Courses.

Start Sailing 1

Overview Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn the fundamental
skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment.
Length 12 hours
Outcomes This will allow participants the freedom of sailing dinghies with the guidance of a Yachting Australia dinghy instructor
Pre-requisites Water confident
8 years old
Who should do this course? This course is recommended to anyone wishing to learn to sail an off the beach sailing dinghy. Continuealong the pathwayto achieve your Better Sailingand Racing certificates.

Start Sailing 2

Overview Your Discover Sailing journey continues as you master all of the
fundamental dinghy sailing skills.You are now equipped to sail your dinghy on
your own voyages of discovery.
Length 12 hours
Outcomes This course introduces skills and knowledge that will enable the participant to safely sail a small boat in light winds without guidance.
Pre-requisites Water Confident
A basic understanding of dinghy sailing - likely to have completed Start Sailing 1
Who should do this course? Those people that have completed and enjoyed Start Sailing 1and wish to develop their sailing skills further.

Better Sailing

Overview Discover Sailing in stronger winds as you develop the skills required to get maximum speed from your dinghy. Your journey speeds up as you experience the thrill of trapezing and using a spinnaker.
Length 12 hours
Outcomes You will receive a Better Sailing certificate and be able to sail a boat efficiently in light to moderate winds
Pre-requisites Start Sailing 2or equivalent experience.
Who should do this course? Sailors who want to continue along the dinghy pathway and progress their sailing skills.


This log book supplies information on the scheme and its operation and will help you track your progress as you learn to sail and race. The book is presented in a way the appeals to children, encouraging them to get involved with the sailing movement.

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