Junior Sailing Program

SPASC commenced its Junior Sailing Program in 2021, providing an exciting introduction to the thrill of sail racing for younger members. With classes held on Saturday mornings between October and March, the Program offers the following:

 

  • an Australian Sailing-accredited, safe and supportive facility to practice and develop sailing skills

  • a program designed for kids aged 8 to 16 years who have already learned basic sailing skills that provides a gradual transition from sailing lessons to sailing and racing in a junior fleet

  • a summertime, weekend season, with light airs, warm water and fewer boats on the lake

  • training in the rules of sailing, with guided development of tacking, gybing, capsize, beating, running and reaching techniques and race start skills

  • a friendly and relaxed learning environment where parents are most welcome to watch their young sailors from the comfort of the SPASC clubhouse balcony or the beautiful grassed foreshore of Lake Macquarie.

All information about this exciting initiative can be found in the SPASC Youth Sailing Handbook 2022/23.

 

Sail with a smile! Sailing is for everyone and opportunities are available at SPASC for all ages to get involved. If you are interested, please contact our Junior Sailing Manager, Andy on 0468 440 030, at clark.a@inbox.com or visit RevolutioniseSport to register for the Program.

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The annual Pirate’s Picnic where Junior Program participants dress up as pirates and sail to a park for a picnic and games, usually in March.

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SPASC is an approved Active Kids Provider for the delivery of the Junior Sailing Program.

JUNIOR PROGRAM Sponsors

SPASC acknowledges and appreciates the generous support of Lake Macquarie City Council and the following sponsors of its Junior Sailing Program:

Gladiatair Paintball Cylinders Australia
MEB Sails Australia
Oz Robes Kitchens and Joinery Newcastle
Signwriters Cardiff, NSW
Open Skiffs Australia
Laser and Opti Parts Online
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The above organisations and persons shall not have any legal liability because of their association with this event.