GLYC is pleased to offer the following on-water programs for the Adult and Teen demographic:

Learn to Sail

In conjunction with YV’s Mobile Boatshed, GLYC is pleased to offer Adult and Teen Learn to Sail courses. Run in the same weeks as our Tackers School Holiday program, these 5 days courses cover the Start Sailing & Better Sailing syllabus. This season we have on offer:

  • Adult and Teens Start Sailing: ‘Beginner level’ – ideal for those sailing for the first time or with limited sailing experience. At the end of the course we expect you to be able to jump on any boat, big or small and be a valuable sailing member. The course will be in Pacers or in your own boat.
  • Adult and Teens Start Sailing: ‘Women on Water’ – a start sailing group specifically dedicated to getting more women & girls on the water. The perfect opportunity to learn in a fun and supportive group. Mums, why not also learn to sail whilst your kids do Tackers?
  • Adult and Teens Better Sailing: ‘Better Sailing’ – for graduates of Tackers 3 (and progressing to green fleet), or adults/teens who have completed Adult Start Sailing. Participants will sail 2-up in GLYC Pacers.

Places are limited in each of the sessions, so please do get your registrations in early, (payments can be made closer to the date). Registration is open for all sessions throughout the year on the Tackers website.

Water Awareness & CPR

Gippsland Lakes covers an area of 354 square kilometres across the region, it’s easily accessible and the waters off the foreshore of McMillan Straits and Lake Victoria in particular, provide a safe and ideallyc recreational playground. At GLYC we are very mindful of the need for all East Gippslanders, be they yacht club members, weekend boaters or just admirers of our lakes, to have an understanding and respect of the waterways that surround us. As such, GLYC in conjunction with Yachting Victoria has been pleased to offer a water awareness program as part of our Discover Sailing Program. This course consists of both on-water practical and off water theory components.

The aim of this program is to educate people on water safety and being prepared to go boating. In addition to these on and off water components, each session will also provide participants with an awareness of CPR. 2017/18 dates for this program are currently being confirmed. Please contact our Discover Sailing Principal, Sharna Duff via to register your interest in this program.