Darwin Sailing Club
Green Fleet

Green Fleet

Use your skills and start practicing racing after Tackers 3


DATES: Term 2:20th May - 1st July

Times: 10:00-12:00 (ready to sail by 10)

Except long weekends.

Cost:  $120

Term 3: 12th August - 30th September

Times: 10:00-12:00 (ready to sail by 10)

Cost:  $160

Course details

Green Fleet is the next step from Tackers 3. Sailing in your own boat or a Club training boat, an Instructor will help you practice your skills in a controlled and fun environment. The basic concepts of racing are introduced, including racing rules and starting techniques.

Green Fleet runs on Sunday mornings, (except long-weekends) during Term 2 and Term 3 and you enrol for a full term block. You can do as many blocks as you like, so progress is at a pace which enables you to build time on the water and which encourages kids to keep practicing and developing their skills, most trainees will spend 12-18 months in the Green Fleet before they move into Club racing. This builds confidence and knowledge so that their initial racing experience in a Club event is not too daunting.

The Goals of the Darwin Sailing Club Green Fleet Program are to improve and develop the following:

- Boat awareness

- Position

- Balance

- Boat Speed

- Modes:


- sail trim


- Boat handling

- Starting/Stopping

- Penalty turns

- tacking/gybing

- Starting technique

- Pre start Homework:

- Lay Lines

- Bias

- Time line

- Game plan

- Transits

- Where to be on line

- When to get position

- When to start

- Racing rules

- Types of Racing Courses

Thanks to supporters of the Darwin Sailing Club