About SailTrain

The beauty of sailing is that however much a sailor already knows, they never stop learning. The Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS) is proud to be home to SailTrain, a training centre of excellence that is accredited by Australian Sailing (AS). SailTrain also offers the MAST Motor Boat Licence Course in Hobart with a full list of courses below.

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A year-round calendar of courses is run by the training centre’s highly experienced and credentialed team of instructors, with the aim of helping the student attain qualifications that will make them a better sailor. All instructors are qualified through AS, and place an equal importance on the safety and comfort of the student and enjoyment of the course, all to create a perfect environment in which to learn.

Discover Sailing Day

Experience the thrill of sailing for the first time by joining us at the club on a Discover Sailing Day. It's the perfect opportunity to dip your toes into the world of sailing and create unforgettable memories. All you need is to come dressed in warm clothes and wear sturdy non-marking shoes. Don't forget to bring a bottle of water and sunscreen to stay hydrated and protected from the sun.

During the Discover Sailing Day, an experienced instructor will be there to guide you every step of the way. They will provide you with a lifejacket, gloves, wet weather gear, and all the necessary training materials. You can trust that everything will be taken care of, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the sailing experience.

As a new sailor, you'll be warmly welcomed by skippers who are always on the lookout for enthusiastic crew members. It's an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and potentially embark on exciting sailing adventures together.

To find out when the next Discover Sailing Day will be hosted at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (Squadron), simply contact the Club. Our friendly staff will provide you with the upcoming schedule, ensuring you don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to discover the joy of sailing firsthand.

Join us at the Squadron for a Discover Sailing Day and set sail on a remarkable journey filled with exhilaration, learning, and camaraderie.



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