Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club - Sailing Academy


Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club is located at Wickham on the shores of the Port of Newcastle, NSW. The Club’s precinct is a waterfront stroll from the city and includes a sailing academy, marina, cafes, restaurants and licensed clubhouse.

The active Sailing Academy offers a wide range of learn-to-sail courses and fun sailing experiences for both children and adults. As an "Australian Sailing" accredited centre, you can be assured of skilled instructors and a high standard of delivery.

Aboard their fleet of six 24' inshore keelboats or 12 Tackers dinghies for kids, they aim to offer you an experience and view of Newcastle like no other. Courses range in length from a quick two-hour Friday Twilight sail, to a three-hour 'taste' of weekend sailing, to a regular four-session course or a week-long school holiday program.

The Courses and Experiences include: "Discover Sailing" Experiences, Women's Sailing courses, "Tackers" kids learn to sail programs, "OutThereSailing" for adventurous teens, Friday Twilight Sailing, and Start Crewing keelboat courses.

Given the wonderful location and vista of Newcastle Harbour, the Academy instructors aim to give every participant an experience they will thoroughly enjoy and long remember.

With an objective of developing and promoting sailing in Newcastle, the club is focused on maintaining its welcoming approach and hospitable charm to both “old salts” and those new to sailing.

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