Sailing School and Aquatics 

BSYC is an accredited Discover Sailing Centre staffed only by specialist qualified instructors. All courses meet national industry standards. Our aim is to introduce kids and adults to the sport of sailing, in a safe and enjoyable on water environment. Our courses include:

  • TACKERS 1 & 2 - a fun based sailing program for kids aged 7 to 12
  • Adult Learn to Sail Weekends - New 2017 dates available
  • School Holiday Aquatics - sail, windsurf, kayak and snorkel
  • Click here to visit our ONLINE BOOKINGS page

Tackers Courses for 7-12 year olds

Tackers is a fun based introductory sailing program for kids aged 7-12 years old. All equipment is supplied including the boats. Courses are 20 hours and run on Saturday mornings or during school holidays. 

School Holiday Program.....Kids, Aquatics & Fun

The kids will love our school holiday program in January which includes windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling. Expeditions, beach games and more. Good clean, safe outdoor experiences building character in the kids. Dates and prices for 2018 coming soon.

Adult Learn to Sail Courses

This 2 day weekend course is designed to provide a safe & enjoyable intro to dinghy sailing for beginners. Covers basic  boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge. Enjoy the thrill of harnessing the winds power and being in control.  January dates!!

Tackers courses are designed for beginners aged 7-12 years old. It's fun and safe and a great introduction to the sport of sailing. All equipment is supplied including the boats. Get on board now! Course cost is $380 and includes junior membership for one year.

Tackers Courses - Info for Parents & Kids

Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12 delivered at recognised Tackers Clubs. Kids need no experience nor membership to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided. Click here for all the information you need to know as a parent.
Kids play loads of games and go on adventures to learn how to sail. Instead of  a court, a pitch or an oval you have a beach, river, or lake to explore. Click here for information for Kids

Course Dates - April School Holidays

Starting up straight after Easter and making the most of the holidays. We are offering all levels including Tackers 3 for the fist time this season. Please book in early as time is running out. Last chance to get in some training and practice before joining the Green Fleet next season. 

Tackers 1  - Having Fun
Tuesday - Friday, 18th - 21st April, 9am til 2:30pm
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Tackers 2 - Tricks & Techniques
Tuesday - Friday, 18th - 21st April, 9am til 2:30pm
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Tackers 3 - Sailing Fast
Tuesday - Friday, 18th - 21st April, 9am til 2:30pm
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Tackers participants from this group will be given free junior membership for next season.

Adult Learn To Sail Weekend

This course is recommended to anyone wishing to learn to sail an off the beach sailing dinghy. The course will allow participants the freedom of sailing dinghies with the guidance of a qualified instructors. We aim to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing for complete beginners plus a good look at how the Club operates on weekends. Course content includes:

  • Rigging and launching a dinghy
  • Sailing on all angles and around a course
  • Capsize retrieval and rescue techniques
  • Sailing theory and rigging
  • Types of boats and equipment

Course Dates

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 10am - 5pm          

      Cost: $360.00 per person. 

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Adult Better Sailing Course - New in 2017/18

For those keen sailors who have mastered the Start Sailing skills. We can progress you to better sailing of the triangular course and more efficient tacks and gybes. With our 420 dinghies you will learn how to hoist and retrieve a spinnaker and hang out on the trapeze. Sail down the coast and just get out there in stronger breezes. Stay out for a twilight sail if you wish.

Summer School Holiday Program

A range of activities to keep the kids active during January. Sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling and stand up paddleboards. Land based games and activities also included. This magnificent 2 week program will run in the middle of January 2018. Dates will be posted soon and more information added here.

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Contact - BSYC
(08) 8296 7935

246 Esplanade Seacliff South Australia 5049
Email: Fax: (08) 8377 2705
Full Contact Details and Office Hours
Location Details

Contact BSYC for any general enquiries by filling out the form below.

Secretary Office Hours 

Sailing Season (October - April):
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3.00 pm
Saturday: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
Off Season (May - September):
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3.00 pm

Functions Enquiries 

Andrew Hirschausen
8296 7935 / 0434 313 540


Kylie Thomas
8296 7935

Sailing Professional 

Brett Yardley
8296 7935

Boat Storage 

Bruce Noble
8296 7935

All other enquiries 

Kylie Thomas
8296 7935


BSYC is located at the southern end of the Esplanade at Seacliff, approximately 30 minutes south of Adelaide’s CBD. Looking over the Gulf of St Vincent , BSYC is relatively sheltered at the foot of Marino Rocks and we are directly beside Kingston Caravan Park and serviced by both train and bus.

Getting here from Adelaide CBD

Take Anzac Highway and turn left onto Brighton Road. Turn right onto Jetty Road at Brighton and then left onto The Esplanade and keep going until you reach the public car park.

Getting here from Eastern Suburbs

Take Goodwood Road and then Main South Road. Turn right onto Seacombe Rd. Turn left onto Brighton Road and then immediately right onto Wheatland Street. At The Esplanade turn left until you reach the car park

Getting here from the south

From Hallett Cove go north on Ocean Boulevard and turn left onto Wheatland Street. At the Esplanade turn left until you reach the car park. Otherwise go north on the Expressway or Main South Road and turn left onto Seacombe then Brighton Road and Wheatland Road.