Junior Sailing

The MBBC is an accredited Discover Sailing centre and affiliated with Yachting Queensland. We run two course here at the Club: Tackers and Learn to Sail.

We also run a number of different programs:

  • School Holiday Sailing Camp
  • Kid’s Sailing Birthday Parties
  • Adult Learn to Sail Courses
  • Private Sessions
  • School Courses

( All information can be found below)

For a look at the MBBC Junior Sailing program click here: http://www.queenslandweekender.com.au/festival-of-sails/ (scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the video).




Tackers is an introductory, fun, games based sailing program designed by Yachting Australia for kids aged 7 – 12. Kids interested in doing the Tackers Program don’t require any previous sailing experience. Tackers is taught in purposely built and designed Ozi Optis, which only have one sail and made of plastic which makes them a great boat for young children.

There are 3 courses in the Tackers Program:

  • Tackers 1: Having Fun
  • Tackers 2: Tricks and Techniques
  • Tackers 3: Sailing Fast


$300 per term of sailing which covers Tackers certificate, Junior Club membership, Club sporting fee which covers insurance and administration, Yachting Queensland registration and all lesson fees.

Session Times

Sunday 9.30am – 12.00pm

Session times may differ during winter and summer.

(Please note that all sessions are run during the school term).


Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail sessions are run each Sunday, these are 2 hour sessions which run for 9 weeks in line with the school semester. These courses are taught in 3.7m Vagabond dinghies with both a jib and a main sail, dinghies are ideal for juniors and youth to learn the basics of sailing and racing, however are equally suitable for adults

There are 3 courses in the Learn to Sail Program:

  • Learn to Sail 1
  • Learn to Sail 2
  • Better Sailing

All levels are taught in Yachting Queensland certified vagabond dinghies. These courses are ideal for children aged 13 – 17.


$25 per 2 and half hour session

$15 Yachting Australia registration per term after the first term of sailing

Yearly Fees: $10 Junior Club membership, $30 Club Sporting fee which covers insurance and administration

One off Fees: $55 Yachting Queensland registration, sailing log book and a Yachting Australia sailing series text book.

Sessions Times

Sunday 9.30am – 12:00pm

Sunday 12:30pm – 3:00pm


School Holiday Programs

School Holiday Sailing Camps run from 9am – 1pm each day and we supply morning tea and lunch each day. The week teaches the fundamentals of sailing and we aim to have the children confident enough by the end of the week to sail on their own. We follow Australian Sailing lessons plan and cover all the basics of sailing including how to rig, capsize, derigging, safety on the water etc.   We have a variety of boats for the children, depending on their age. The cost for the 5 day program is $275.


The children will start in Ozi –Opti boats, these are single sail boats that are very easy to manoeuver. They will start the week off in pairs – however during the week we will get them sailing by themselves.


The only things that your children will need to bring is:

  • Hat
  • Drink bottle
  • Towel/ spare change of clothes
  • Shoes ( can either be crocs or an old pair of joggers)

Kid’s Birthday Parties

Adult Learn to Sail Course

The adult sailing course is a 5 week program held over consecutive Saturday, 3.5 hours each Saturday. The course covers the Start Sailing 1 &2 criteria set by Yachting Australia. Each morning is theory and the afternoon part of the session is practical.


The sailing sessions are run in 3.7m Vagabond dinghy’s which have 2 sails, we aim to have 2 people in the boat plus an instructor, however in the third week, participants sail without an instructor.


The last week of the course is an opportunity to sail with the SAGS and WAGS sailors, which is social racing for large keel boats, catamarans, trailer sailors etc. This is a great chance to test your experience and help crew on these boats.


The next course starts Saturday 14th July 2018 and the cost of the 5 week course is $245.




Private Sessions, School Sessions

We are also able to run school sailing sessions either as part of your school curriculum or as an after school activity  and we also provide private lessons.

If you would like any further information on these programs please contact Kelly on 3203 5188 or by email sports@mbbc.org.au


No previous sailing experience is required as we teach all aspects of sailing. Our Junior Sailing sessions are aimed at kids 7+ and require a basic level of swimming. We provide all equipment, boats, life jackets etc.

Please contact Kelly on 3203 5188 at the Club or by emailing sports@mbbc.org.au