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 BOOK HERE
  • 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 weekend 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, snorkelling, beach games and expeditions.  5 days from 8th or 15th January

Adult Learn to Sail Courses

A two day weekend or three Sundays An 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.  Oct, Nov & Dec 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 $395 and includes junior membership for one year.

Tackers - 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.  Lots of games adventures and fun based learning. Click here for all the information you need to know as a parent. Click here for information for kids

**** New Dates 2018 ****

Tackers 1, 2 or 3
Saturdays 9am - 12noon, 7 weeks starting on 3rd February 2018
Book now or make an enquiry

Tackers 1, 2 or 3
Sundays 9:30am - 3pm, 4 weeks starting 25th February, then 4th March, 18th March & 25th March (week off for LWE)
Book now or make an enquiry


dult 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 2017/18

Sundays in December 3rd, 10th & 17th. 11am - 4pm 

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th December 10am - 5pm 

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th February 10am - 5pm     

      Cost: $375.00 per person. 

Private lessons January LWE by arrangement. 0438 800501

Make a Booking or Send an Enquiry

Adult Better Sailing - New in 2018

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. 

First Course for the season is Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January 2018. January LWE by arrangement. Book by phone to Brett on 0438 800 501


Aquatics School Holiday Program

The BSYC Aquatics School Holiday Program runs for two weeks in January. Pick from week 1 starting on 8th January or week 2 on the 15th January. Activities include Sailing, Windsurfing, Snorkelling and Paddling plus a number of cool beach games and activities. The main emphasis is on being active, having fun and doing so safely.

The program is aimed at kids aged 8 to 14 years old and no prior experience is necessary. Kids will rotate through all activities but will also get the opportunity for choice activities when they can pick their favorites. Weather conditions will also affect which activities run on any given day and surfing skills or boogie boarding can be introduced if the wind blows hard onshore. Some indoor activities will be included to break up long days in the sun.

CLICK HERE for more information about the program, what to bring and the link for bookings.

Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club thanks our sponsors

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.