Sailing Courses

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Urunga Sail Training Club is an accredited Australian Sailing  Discover Sailing Training Centre No. 516696

conducting accredited dinghy sailing courses:

Start Sailing 1 & 2, & Better Sailing and Try Sailing Experiences (TSE).

COURSE –  Australian Sailing (AS) Start Sailing 1 & 2.

Hi all new (and possible) USTC Start Sailing 1 & 2 students.

We look forward to hopefully meeting you all and having a great course.\

Course Registration and payments.

You can email either scanned application form OR

Just email Full name, DOB, Gender, Address to:

USTC Course Info <>


You can DD as per the banking details on the application form.

Please Note that the BSB has changed to 533000.

All the rest is the same.

Make sure you put your name in the reference.

OR You can pay on the day.

Money a problem? We get that. Call us and we will sort something.


Saturday, Feb 10 2018 format is as follows:

10am. Feb 10 only. If you have not paid or provided paperwork, can you please be at the club by 10am so we can register you for insurance purposes.

10:30am. We like all our students to arrive by 10:30am ALWAYS.

That gives you time to get changed, get a cuppa,

your PFD (personal floatation device), fill water bottles etc and be ready to go at 11am. This applies to every week.

11am. Feb 10 2018 only

  1. Meet & greet welcome by the Club including morning tea.
  2. Tour of facilities for those who have not been to the club before.
  3. Shown where the changing facilities are.
  4. Meet the instructors and induction briefing where we try to answer all your questions.
  5. Safety First Briefing.
  6. Getting out on the water.
  7. Hands-on sailing for participants.
  8. 1.30pm. Return to clubhouse for a quick debrief and change.
  9. Relax & enjoy a coffee, snack, or (pre arranged) meal with the group.
  10. Go home and look for a boat on the net with a cold drink!

Please remember NO SHOES – NO SAIL. Crocks and thongs are NOT suitable for sailing. An old pair of sand shoes, dive boots etc are ok. Many of the cheap beach shoes will come off in the mud. Yes, there is some mud at low tide.

Remember also Hat, sunnies, sun screen, rashie, WATER BOTTLE, snacks (i.e. chewy bars/fruit), TOWEL,

and a change of clothes, Wind proof jacket.

Read the Course Requirements doc again.


Course-180214-WedWednesday course is the same as the Saturday course except it starts and finishes earlier and is for Ladies ONLY.

Courses run for 7 weeks in term 1 & 4 and 5 Weeks in Term 2. All dates TBC (Weather permitting)

These National Small Boat Sailing courses will progressively teach you how to sail dinghies and catamarans on the Bellinger and Kalang Rivers using accredited Australian Sailing instructors providing a safe and enjoyable introduction to small boat sailing. The course will be held over 7 weeks and is an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential water safety knowledge. We can teach a maximum of 15 persons per session on saturdays and only 3 ladies on a wednesday.

Learn safety awareness and sailing equipment , wind awareness and rigging on a small boat and ropework, capsize and crew recovery, sailing techniques – basic heave-to, primary boat controls, sailing to windward and downwind, gybing and tacking, care of equipment, coming alongside to a fixed anchored structure, port/starboard windward/leeward, keeping to channels, overtaking and reading tides, launching and recovery, lifting, trolleys, avoiding collisions and power/ sail right of way and towing.

For Wednesday (Ladies Only) WOW and Saturday General Public (GP) courses,

Also available for Closed Start Sailing 1 & 2 Courses for Schools and other Organisations on thursdays and fridays.
We will take a maximum of 8 students and 2 Carers or Supervisors*
Includes Presentation Day at the end of the course. Contact us for details


COURSE – Discover Sailing Experience (DSE)

Runs  for 3 hours

Discover Sailing. Never sailed before? Not sure its what you want to do? Come and try sailing with an experienced skipper at the helm. Bring a friend or come as an organised group. See our TSE page or Contact us for more details.

Download the DSE info sheet here>> DSE Overview updated 160310


*****Book Now for Term 1, 2018****

So you dont miss out.

Contact Derek to sign up for the

General Public (GP) YA Start Sailing 1 and 2 course.

WOW (Ladies Only)  YA Start Sailing 1 and 2 course.

There are only 3 places available on this course.

All courses are run subject to minimum numbers and availability of Instructors.

phone or text 0427 115 892 or  email us at:

Please Note that these courses only run  for 5 weeks in Term 2.

*****Book Now for Term 1, 2018****

So you dont miss out.

Please Note. All dates and courses subject to minimum student numbers and all payments being made prior to course commencement unless other arrangements have been made with the USTC. All dates and courses are run subject to the prevailing weather conditions and any cancellation is at the discretion of the USTC.

Contact Derek 0427 115 892

or email us at:

Urunga Sail Training Classes

Sail Training Classes

 Saturday morning – 11:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday- 10:00am to 1:00pm (Ladies Onlyday)


Don’t forget to bring your own sunscreen and a hat – See the course requirements form below. Also bring family, friends and lunch or we have a really good Fish and Chip shop in town

Please contact us to download the new

“Learn To Sail” application and

“Course Requirements”

for 2018


Our Training area is a safe place for the whole family.

Our instructors are always close by to lend a hand.