Port Hacking Open Sailing Club Inc.

Sailing Lessons



DATE:  4 consecutive Sunday mornings: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March 

TIME: 9:30am - 12:00pm 

This excellent course is run over four Sunday mornings from 9am-noon and involves both sailing theory and on-water sailing experience 

The series will cover:

  • on water sailing experience as crew & skipper 
  • learning to steer a dinghy
  • safety on the water
  • how to correctly rig a sailing boat
  • theory of how a boat sails into the wind
  • hands on experience skippering a boat with guidance from our instructors
  • theory on the basic racing rules of sailing
  • club membership also allows you to continue sailing at the club for the rest of the season to practice your new skills



Numbers are limited to 8 participants.

Contact Sharyn at https://www.phosc.org.au/contact/ 


COST: Full Adult, Student or Youth Membership fee plus $190 course fee  

NOTE: lessons are NOT available with SAILPASS temporary memberships

Membership Fees:

  • Adults: $300
  • Full time Student(Adult): $226
  • Youth (under 18 years): $182 ($100 active kids voucher discounts may be used)

The club membership covers: personal indemnity insurance and Sunday sailing for the remainder of the season (till end of the season late April), if you are keen to continue sailing with either the Heron, NS14 or Open fleet. This can be in one of the club boats as a skipper or as a crew. Discuss these options with your instructors.

  • Be aware that sailing can be very weather dependant and if the weather is unsuitable for sailing we may have to make other arrangements
  • If you are unwell (particuarly with covid symptoms) please stay at home - we will provide refunds or catch up classes if necessary.



  • BYO Lunch or purchase from our canteen
  • Hat
  • Rash shirt (Long sleeved best to reduce sunburn)
  • Sunscreen
  • Drink bottle
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Warm Jacket (fleece or wool preferrable to cotton as they don't hold the water as much) or spray jacket
  • Extra DRY clothes to change into after getting wet
  • Old sneakers or water shoes to wear in the boat (they will get wet)
  • wet suits are useful if you feel the cold



We are registered with the NSW Government Active Kids Program  so you can use this $50 credit voucher on your membership or lessons!!! 

When you have registered with the NSW Government Program your voucher can be redeemed at our checkout.

LINK FOR NSW ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS: www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids-voucher



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