Discover Sailing Experience - Keelboat

Discover Sailing - Experience Overview

A Discover Sailing Experience is an approximate three-hour sailing experience at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS), an accredited Discover Sailing Centre, without the technical detail of a course, for families, friends, or work colleagues. Having the chance to use the DSS’s social facilities is as much a part of the experience as is getting out on the water. The aim of a Discover Sailing Experience is to encourage participants to want to do more sailing at the DSS and possibly register for a Discover Sailing Course.


This course is designed for participants who wish to begin sailing in a keelboat. Learn the basics, whilst staying relatively dry! All the equipment and gear will be provided by the Derwent Sailing Squadron.

This course assumes that you have no prior knowledge of sailing but being confident on the water is desirable.


This is the perfect 'taster' for anyone who wants to discover sailing for the first time. This is the perfect introduction and can be the ideal way for you to begin your sailing journey, without having to commit to a full training course.

To learn more, don't hesitate to contact the DSS on 62231977 for more information.

Discover Sailing - Try Racing 

Why not discover sailing by registering for our new "Try Racing" course!!!

Under the Discover Sailing Experience come and enjoy the magic of the River Derwent aboard the DSS training yacht and experience sailing during a Thursday evening Twilight race . The twilight race introduces the exciting sport of sailing in a safe and controlled way, with a qualified instructor.

It is a great way to meet new friend and have fun on the water. Session starts at 5pm with a short safety briefing, explanation of the basic parts of the yacht, quick training session, twilight race, meal, and drinks at hosting club.

  • Experience twilight race
  • Learn basics of racing
  • Suitable for beginners

The pre Christmas Try Sailing experience is available every Thursday evening from January to March 2022.

Find out more

For more information about this course please contact the DSS Office;
Phone 03 6223 1977 | email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au



Click HERE for full list of course dates and enrolment.

If you have any questions, please contact the DSS on 62231977 or the Sailing Operations Manager 0417 121 575



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