Development Squads

The CSC Discover Sailing Centre is pleased to announce the introduction of Development squads. These eight week programs will conducted each Sunday and will focus on the development of skills and knowledge focussing on a dedicated sailing boat. 

The CSC Discover Sailing Centre abides by the Australian Sailing Instructor/Student ratios, hence places are strictly limited. All courses are subject to change with limited notice, based on demand and availability. To avoid disappointment, we recommend registering early.

It is strongly encouraged that all participants utilise their own sailing equipment including their own sailing boat, however the club acknowledges that when first entering a development squad there may be a level of uncertainty and accordingly the club will supply the necessary equipment (for an additional fee and subject to availability).

Course Dates


Dates to be advised

Each Sunday from 12.30 pm till 3.30 pm.

Expression of interest – email

Course Cost

$350 which includes a qualified instructor/s focussed on the development of skills specific to the class of sailing boat.

The cost of utilising a club boat will be in addition to the coaching costs.

Course Overview

This course aims to build on skills learned in stage 2 and focuses on advanced sailing skills through games and adventures on the water. 

It is important to note that to provide a greater focus on the development of skills, group sizes are smaller. Accordingly place numbers will be limited.

Course Available

Initially the club will look to introduce Development Squads for

  • O’pen Skiffs, and
  • Flying 11s.

As the youth sailing program develops the club will introduce additional programs consistent with the Boat Pathway.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for children who wish to focus on the development of their skills and develop a higher level of confidence in relation to a single class of sailing boat.

The program will look to develop a level of confidence to allow youth to also participate in class regattas external to the club in a confident manner, including state and national titles.

 Course Prerequisites

  • At least 8 years of age.
  • Be able to swim 50 meters unassisted.
  • Completed stage 1 & 2 courses.
  • Be a club member.


To participate in the program, youth will be assessed as to their current sailing skills to ensure they have adequate knowledge and confidence. This will ensure that the instructor will be able to equally share their time to the benefit of all participants.

Important information

  • While supervision will be provided as part of the training program, ultimate responsibility for your child will be each parent’s responsibility and accordingly a parent or representative will need to be within close proximity in the event of an emergency.