Try Sailing

The best way to learn the ropes if you’re a budding young sailor is to start early. And that means jumping aboard one of Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club’s OziOpti dinghies during SailFest Newcastle.

Qualified instructors will be based at Throsby Basin, adjacent to Carrington Bridge and the Newcastle Rowing Club from 9.00am-12.00pm on both Saturday March 26 & Sunday March 27.

It’s absolutely free!

Pre-booking isn’t required as we’ll have a numbering system running when you arrive on site.  The try-sailing sessions will be approximately 15 minutes on-water.

The colourful OziOpti dinghies are suitable for children from 6 to 12 years of age and the children will either sail solo or 2-up.

What to Wear
  • Swimmers, boardshort & rash-shirt
  • Enclosed shoes that can get wet (beach shoes or old sandshoes)
  • Hat & sun-cream
  • A lifejacket will be supplied