Childrens Sailing Courses (Ages: 7-11)

ABC Junior Sailing Programme (Age 7 - 11)

ABC launched our junior sailing scheme in 2007 and since then it has become one of the most popular activities at our club, with nearly 2,000 children taking part so far. The programme is for those aged between seven and eleven years old, and students learn to sail in "Optimists", which are specially designed 7 foot dinghies and one of the most popular classes worldwide. In the stage 1 course, young children gain confidence to take to the water and at the end they receive a club certificate. We offer four stages in our Optimist sailing scheme, taking students from complete beginner to club racer. Junior sailing courses are heavily subsidised by ABC to encourage youngsters to sail, and hence offer exceptional value for money.  ABC has invested in a fleet of 24 boats to support our junior sailors, with purpose built trainers through to top-range racing boats and a dedicated club race-coach.

NEW Details on our 2018 Summer Youth Sailing Programme are to be found HERE

2018 Summer Youth Sailing Program online application form

Early Bird Discount if book on or before 25 May 2018                                                Application Deadline: 15 June 2018

Course Age Date Time Status
Optimist Stage 1 Course 7-11 years old 25 - 29 June 2018 9am to 12:30pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 2 Course 7-11 years old 25 - 29 June 2018 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 3 Course 7-11 years old 25 - 29 June 2018 1-5pm Full
Optimist Stage 4 Course 7-11 years old 25 - 29 June 2018 9am to 12:30pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 1 Course 7-11 years old 2 - 6 July 2018 9am to 12:30pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 2 Course 7-11 years old 2 - 6 July 2018 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 3 Course 7-11 years old 2 - 6 July 2018 1-5pm Full

 

Early Bird Discount if book on or before 8 June 2018                                                     Application Deadline: 29 June 2018

Course Age Date Time Status
Optimist Stage 1 Course 7-11 years old 9 - 13 July 9am to 12:30pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 2 Course 7-11 years old 9 - 13 July 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 3 Course 7-11 years old 9 - 13 July 1-5pm Full
Optimist Stage 4 Course 7-11 years old 9 - 13 July 9am to 12:30pm Full
Optimist Stage 1 Course 7-11 years old 16 - 20 July 9am to 12:30pm Full
Optimist Stage 1 Course 7-11 years old 16 - 20 July 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 2 Course 7-11 years old 16 - 20 July 1-5pm Full
Optimist Stage 3 Course 7-11 years old 16 - 20 July 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 4 Course 7-11 years old 16 - 20 July 9am to 12:30pm Full

 

Early Bird Discount if book on or before 29 June 2018                                                     Application Deadline: 20 July 2018

Course Age Date Time Status
Optimist Stage 1 Course 7-11 years old 30 July - 3 Aug 9am to 12:30pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 2 Course 7-11 years old 30 July - 3 Aug 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 3 Course 7-11 years old 30 July - 3 Aug 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 1 Course 7-11 years old 6 - 10 Aug 9am to 12:30pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 2 Course 7-11 years old 6 - 10 Aug 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 3 Course 7-11 years old 6 - 10 Aug 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 4 Course 7-11 years old 6 - 10 Aug 9am to 12:30pm Enrol Now

 

Early Bird Discount if book on or before 13 July 2018                                                      Application Deadline: 3 August 2018

Course Age Date Time Status
Optimist Stage 1 Course 7-11 years old 13 - 17 Aug 9am to 12:30pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 2 Course 7-11 years old 13 - 17 Aug 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 3 Course 7-11 years old 13 - 17 Aug 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 1 Course 7-11 years old 20 - 24 Aug 9am to 12:30pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 2 Course 7-11 years old 20 - 24 Aug 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 3 Course 7-11 years old 20 - 24 Aug 1-5pm Enrol Now
Optimist Stage 4 Course 7-11 years old 20 - 24 Aug 9am to 12:30pm Enrol Now

 


Optimist Stage 1 Course Weekend Class: 28 April, 5, 12, 19, 26 May, 2 June 2018         Enrol Now

 

 


2011 SCMP article

2012 SCMP Review of ABC Optimist Stage 1 Course

Fact-sheet


2015 Southside Magazine
Family Guide