The Course

MYC sailing education follows the curriculum developed by US Sailing, considered the national standard for excellence in sailing instruction. Each student is given the 64 page US Sailing book, ‘Learn Sailing Right’. 


The MYC fleet consists of seven Collegiate 420s (14’), six Optimist Prams, one Laser and one Sunfish. The 420’s are two-person boats, accommodates three for teaching and used for adults, teens, and youth. All 420 sails are new in 2019. The Opti prams are single person boats reserved for use by the youngest children when appropriate.

  • Wind & water awareness

  • Points of sail

  • Steering

  • Sail trim

  • Rigging

  • Tacking & jibing

  • Upwind & downwind sailing

  • Basic knots

  • Capsize recovery

  • Sailing terms

Opti prams in the calm and protected waters of Melbourne Harbor.