The Experience can be delivered on either keelboats or suitable dinghies with Australian Sailing qualified Instructors. The ideal Instructor for the Discover Sailing Experience is an effective communicator, can breakdown the terminology of sailing effectively, and understands how best to convey the benefits of clubs to people new to the sport.
Participants pay between $50-150 per person for the experience which may include some level of hospitality in the club house after sailing. Clubs are expected to provide suitable boats and PFDs for the Discover Sailing Experience.
Clubs offering the Discover Sailing Experience must be accredited to run the Start Sailing Courses. Accreditation as a Discover Sailing Centre ensures they are using appropriate boats, have the right safety and risk management procedures, use only qualified Instructors and follow the Australian Sailing Standards for Discover Sailing Centres.
Discover Sailing Experiences are also available from many accredited Commercial Discover Sailing Centres that either operate at or are near sailing clubs. The Discover Sailing Experience is open to people of all-abilities.
The fee for the Experience varies between clubs and centres depending on the number of people, the boat used and the level of hospitality provided, but a suggested fee of at least $50 per person per Experience is expected. There is no limit as to how many Experiences participants can take part in.
For more details on the Discover Sailing Experience click here.
For the Instructor Guidelines for Discover Sailing Experiences- Dinghy click here
For the Instructor Guidelines for Discover Sailing Experiences- Keelboat click here