Program, Calendar and Dates

Learn-to-Sail Program

The learn-to-sail program runs from Spring to summer with a break over the Christmas school holidays and then from Late Summer to Autumn. There are groups for novices and more experienced students.

Spring Program

Saturday, 15 October 2022
Saturday, 22 October 2022
Saturday, 29 October 2022
Saturday, 5 November 2022
Saturday, 12 November 2022
Saturday, 19 November 2022
Saturday, 26 November 2022
Saturday, 3 December 2022
Saturday, 10 December 2022
Saturday, 17 December 2022

Summer Break

Autumn Program

Saturday, 4 February 2023
Saturday, 11 February 2023
Saturday, 18 February 2023
Saturday, 25 February 2023
Saturday, 4 March 2023
Saturday, 11 March 2023
Saturday, 18 March 2023
Saturday, 25 March 2023
Saturday, 1 April 2023

Easter / School Holidays

School Program

The School Group Sailing Training runs in two sessions during Spring and Autumn each year. Young people enjoy the introduction to the joys of sailing in a closely supervised and safe environment. Currently the program is offered for 20 primary students from Callala Public School during each session.

The Fleet of Training Boats

3 OpenBic Sailing Dinghies
6 Pittwater Junior Dinghies
4 Manly Junior Dinghies
1 Heron Dinghy
3 Laser Sailboats with Standard Rig (sail can be reefed to 3/4 or 1/2 size)
1 Swiffie 10 Dinghy
1 Flying Ant Dinghy
1 Ellipse Dinghy

Description of the current program - see the Newsletter

Volunteer Trainers

The Learn-to-Sail classes are run by very experienced volunteers who have vast experience with sailing and yachts.

Many of them have their own yachts and sail in local races. All volunteers must have a current NSW Working With Children NSW Accreditation.

The fees for classes at Callala Junior Sailing School are very low because of the use of volunteers for all training. Sponsorship is also very important for supporting the club and its fleets of training vessels.


Callala Bay Junior Sailing Club volunteers Michael Kielly, Ron Clapham, Michael Chlopicki and Jennifer Lay battling with weed in 2010. Source: DANIEL PIOTROWSKI; South Coast Register.