Junior Learn To Sail Program
The Learn to Sail program at South of Perth Sailing Club focuses on creating opportunities to encourage active learning for young sailors and develop broad skills and confidence. We use a Structured Learning Methodology (SLM) which keeps sailors engaged and wanting to learn and progress their skills. Typically sailors start at 8 years old. Some may start earlier and some later but we try to have sailors go through the program with similar age groups as the friendships and comradery is a major key to their long term enjoyment.
Once they get used to pushing their learning curve, they are well on their way to developing into resilient and independent sailors.
The Learn to Sail program starts with a TrySail course, which allows sailors and families to see if sailing is a good fit for everyone. If it goes well and the coaches, sailors, and family would like to go further we invite sailors to the Learn to Sail step (Green Fleet). After Green Fleet, we allow time for sailors to Transition into fun racing skills to prepare them for racing if they choose. Normally sailors believe in their newfound competence and want more.
There is no rush and no pressure. Our aim is to teach amazing skills whilst having fun.