Gentle & Safe Introduction
Structured Learning Methodology (SLM)
Friendships
Parent Involvement
Australian Sailing Accredited Training Facility
WAIS Affiliated Training Facility

TrySail is our introductory sailing course for children aged 7-10. The course aims to deliver a fun on-water experience for kids to try the sport of sailing at an affordable entry price. The course is run by Australian Sailing accredited instructors and incorporates games, adventures, and group training drills to develop fundamental skills in a safe environment. There isn’t a court, pitch, gymnasium, or an oval like other sports, instead, you have the beautiful Swan River to explore.

TrySail is run over four 2.5 hour sessions. The course runs throughout summer with course options on Saturday or Sunday mornings, and additional midweek courses during school holidays. TrySail has a special price of $150 during school terms and $200 during the school holidays.

Once sailors have completed a TrySail course they may receive an invitation* to join our Optimist Green Fleet weekly training group to continue developing their skills and passion for the sport of sailing, or alternatively may complete a few extra TrySail sessions to further develop confidence and skills in the boat before progressing.

The courses run for four 2.5 hour sessions, the costs are $150 for School Term Courses and $200 for Holiday Camps.

Age 7- 10 years old
No Prior Experience
Boat Supplied – Plastic Optimist
School Holidays and Sunday Mornings
Four 2.5 Hour Sessions

Holiday TrySail Camps

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TrySail Camp 1

Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th October

Running from 9:30am – 12pm.

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TrySail Camp 4

Monday 19th - Thursday 22nd December

Running from 9:30am – 12pm.

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TrySail Camp 5

Sunday 22nd - Wednesday 25th January

Running from 9:30am – 12pm.

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TrySail Camp 8

Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th February

Running from 9:30am – 12pm.

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Weekly TrySail Courses

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TrySail Course 2

Sundays, 9th - 30th October

Running from 9:30am – 12pm.

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TrySail Course 3

Sundays, 20th November - 18th December (No session on 4th December)

Running from 9:30am – 12pm.

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TrySail Course 6

Sundays, 5th - 26th February (Second session on SATURDAY 11th rather than Sunday)

Running from 9:30am – 12pm.

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TrySail Course 7

Sundays, 12th March - 2nd April

Running from 9:30am – 12pm.

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Have Questions?

Feel free to contact our Head Coach, and Training Coordinator, with any questions about the course and getting your child involved.

You may also like to get your name down on the expression of interest form by clicking the contact us button.

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*The invitation to join Green Fleet is based on an assessment made by the coaches and head coach, primarily around safety awareness, confidence, and competence on the water.  Factors such as listening, behavior, commitment, coachability, enjoyment, support of family, size and age all play an important role in the enjoyment and success of the sailors and the whole group.