School Sailing

GLYC encourages all Gippsland schools to become involved in the Discover Sailing Program. This year we have on offer the following programs:

Junior School Teams Sailing Carnival

GLYC is proud to support local schools in entering teams in the Junior Schools Team Sailing Carnival, held at Albert Park Lake. Last season teams of students from Paynesville Primary and Eagle Point Primary, travelled to Melbourne for a day of coaching, racing and fun on the water. Getting a team together for this year is simple - all you have to do is:

  • Get together a team of 4 from your school
  • Head to the School Sailing website, fill out an entry form and view the Notice of Race
  • Show up to Albert Park Lake for the day and have fun!
  • Ozi Opti boats are supplied on the day by The Boatshed

Dates for this year:

  • check website above

Should you have any queries about the Junior School Teams Sailing Carnival, please contact our Discover Sailing Coordinator, Sharna Baskett via


Teacher Professional Development Day

GLYC in conjunction with Yachting Victoria has in the past conducted a Teacher Professional Development Day centred on the sport of sailing.

Sailing as a sport, address several areas of the current school curriculum particularly in personal development. Not only does it offer students a fun based activity on the water, it teaches them water safety and awareness, teamwork, communication skills, self-reliance and problem solving skills. The aim of our Teacher PD Day is to:

  • Expose teachers to the sport of sailing and the benefits it offers their students
  • Offer teachers the opportunity to learn to sail on the tranquil waters off the foreshore of McMillan Straits and Lake Victoria, with the option of attaining Yachting Australia certificate in ‘Start Sailing 1’
  • Present the Nationally Accredited learn to Sail Program and outline how it maps to the Victorian school curriculum
  • Explore future opportunities to have a Discover Sailing program within your school curriculum


Further course details:

  • Date: Dates for 2016/17 not yet set, please contact as below
  • Time: 9am to 5pm
  • Content: Combination of on water practical sailing activities and off water theory
  • What to bring: Clothing appropriate to the weather of the day, footwear you are happy to get wet, change of clothes, towel
  • What is supplied: Training boats, life jackets, safety boat, instructors
  • Cost: $50

To register: email your name, school and participants to