Darwin Sailing Club

OutThere Sailing

A safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing

Course Details

OutThere Sailing is the ideal way to have fun and get active on the water.

This pilot program is aimed at 12-17 year olds who would like to try sailing and paddle boarding. On top of these, there are also fun powerboat and keelboat experiences along the way.

The aim of the program is to have fun, spend time with friends and learn new skills. All OutThere Sailing programs are delivered by qualified Australian Sailing Instructors.

The program is designed to keep friends together. There are two skills sets to develop in the form of helming and crewing.

Ideally getting a balance between both is great but if you would prefer to do one over the other there is plenty of ways to have fun. OutThere Sailing will also focus on the social element of a club environment, simply enjoying time spent with peers whether that be on the water, on the beach or in the clubhouse.

What to Bring

DSC will provide participants with life jackets and boats. We have toilets and change rooms, and water fountains.

However there are a few things you will need to bring with you to ensure safety and fun on the water:

  • Close-toed shoes (no thongs)
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks/Lunch for break (if desired): There is limited space in the Club esky, however if you have your own to keep your lunch cool please bring it along.
  • Stinger suit or leggings (Box jellyfish are still present in the water so protection must be worn at all times)


Prepared to have fun!

Length of Course 

The course can run for 4 full days during the school holiday programs or once a week during the School term courses.

Expression of Interest

If any course that you wish to participate in is fully booked or not scheduled, please email an expression of interest to our Training Coordinator at [email protected] 

Thanks to supporters of the Darwin Sailing Club