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Learn to Sail

From supported sailing experiences, to formally learning the basics of skippering and crewing onboard a boat, Sailability WA’s learn to sail program on Sunday morning delivers this opportunity and more! 

Learn to Sail

About the Program

Sailability WA members with the desire and potential to learn to sail are mentored in the stable two-person Hansa 303 dinghies, by an experienced skipper. A support person or family member is also encouraged to learn to sail in another dinghy, so they can eventually sail together as a team – known as a ‘double’.

Separate from the Sailability WA learn to sail program, members may elect to join a Royal Perth Yacht Club learn to sail course. These courses are run year-round and linked to the Australian Sailing framework of courses, providing nationally recognised qualifications in dinghies or keelboats. To learn more about the learn to sail programs by RPYC, please click here (adults) or here for children. 

An individual can acquire the skills to become a completely independent sailor and once competent, can compete in Club races in the Sailability WA Hansa 303 dinghies on Sunday afternoon inclusive Club racing. They can further progress to purchase their own Hansa Liberty single handed dinghy and compete with the Club Liberty Fleet, or travel to State, National or International competitions. 

The Sailability WA social sailing days are held on Sunday mornings during the Summer sailing season (October to April). Please arrive by 0930, to prepare and rig your boat. The session concludes for the day at 1130.

Learning to sail builds your skills to progress towards Club Racing and sailing independently! Please click here to read more about inclusive Club Racing and how you can become involved.

Participating in the learn to sail program also facilitates the opportunity to become part of the Para Squad, the next step in the pathway. Please click here to read more on the Squad and how you can become involved.

Happy participants

Happy participants

Genevieve Wickham- competing at Sail Melbourne in Hansa 303

“I now sail alone in my own Hansa Liberty… I’ve compete in all State titles since joining Sailing. I also enjoy competing at the Hansa National Championships (and have competed in numerous International events). As a consequence of my participation at various regattas, I have developed an extended social network which includes people who live in various parts of Australia and overseas. 


Sailability WA Member

Learn to Sail, learn how!

You have read about our programs and now you want to sign up! Head to the following pages to learn more on membership options, how to become a participant and more. 

Please visit our Membership page to become a Sailability WA member. 

We have various member options. Head over to the membership page for inclusions, pricing and how to sign up. 

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to see if we have covered your question. If not, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

We’d love to have you volunteer. Check out our volunteering page for further details on the role and opportunities.