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

Learn to Sail

GLYC is pleased to offer Adult and Teen Learn-to-Sail courses. Run during the same week as our Tackers School Holiday programs, Monday 8 – Friday 12 January 2024 these five-day courses cover the Start Sailing and Better Sailing syllabus. The 2023/24 Season courses cost $300.

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 and 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.

Please be aware, if you are registering a teen the teen’s name should be the registering name, not an adult’s name unless you are signing up as an adult  for the Adult/Teens course.

Places are limited in each of the sessions, so please do get your registrations in early, must be made prior to commencing the course). Registrations are open for all sessions also through Tackers website.

Water Awareness and 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 idyllic 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 Australian Sailing 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.  Please contact our Secretary via to register your interest in this program.