discover sailingGBYC is an Accredited Discover Sailing Centre

Our clubhouse and sailing grounds are a perfect location to learn to sail. Our waters are largely protected, making it relatively smooth water most of the time and ideal for beginners through to advanced sailors.

Discover Sailing is a nationally recognised & accredited sailing course with Yachting Australia & Yachting Western Australia. Geographe Bay Yacht Club courses focus on the Discover Sailing dinghy program and Tackers.

Discover Sailing Training Centre

Discover Sailing Training Centre

The Geographe Bay Yacht Club is a Discover Sailing Centre, accredited by Australian Sailing to deliver Learn to Sail training courses, through qualified Australian Sailing instructors.

The Club adheres to standards that ensure safety and customer satisfaction, in order to attain and retain this status. Only Centres accredited to do so, can display and promote the Discover Sailing brand as they have the services, systems and standards in place to uphold the brand “Discover Sailing”.

Learn to Sail - Kids


Tackers is a fun introductory, games-based sailing course designed for kids aged 7-12 yrs, delivered at recognised Tackers Centres. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided. 
The Tackers courses are delivered in small groups by an Australian Sailing qualified Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

Learn to Sail - Teenagers & Adults

Learn to Sail Courses for Teenagers and Adults - Dinghies

Dinghies are small sailing boats and a great way to get into sailing. Dinghies are ideal for teenagers and adults of all ages to learn the basics of sailing and racing. Sailing a dinghy can be fun and exhilarating and these courses have been developed to provide a safe introduction to dinghy sailing.

Courses, Dates & Registration

Course Dates and Registration

To find more information about the courses currently available, the dates of courses and to register for a course, click to read more

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