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 & 3 - a fun based sailing program for kids aged 7 to 12
  • Adult Learn to Sail Weekends - New 2020 dates available
  • Private Lessons 3 hours SAIL OR WINDSURF from 1 - 4 persons
  • OUT THERE SAILING brand new initiative for teenagers!


Tackers Courses 
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. 

Amazing New Program for teenagers, SUPs, windsurfing, driving the powerboats, snorkelling expeditions and of course sailing. Try different stuff and hang out with your mates.
(April 20th - 23rd 2020)


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.  


ckers 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.  It's fun, safe and a great introduction to the sport of sailing. All equipment is supplied including the PFDs, helmets and boats.  Click here for more information on the Australian Sailing website. A family discount applies when booking more than one child per family, please call the office on 82967935.


NEXT COURSE runs on Saturdays 9am-12noon
Starting on Feb 1st and then...
Feb 8th, 22nd, 29th, March 14th, 21st & 28th
No Tackers on Feb 15th (Youth Tri-Series Event)
No Tackers 7th March (Long Weekend)


Adult Learn To Sail Weekends

This START SAILING 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. $375pp and 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

Weekend course dates available:             8/9 February            7/8 March

Make a Booking or Send an Enquiry

For more information contact Brett on 0438 800 501

The BETTER SAILING course is for those people who have completed Start Sailing and would like to become more confident sailing our Club 420s on a regular race day. We encourage all participants to take on stronger winds, improve their technique and progress towards regular Saturday racing. Courses run on our regular Adult Learn to Sail Weekends, Saturday 1:30pm - 5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm cost is $275 and content includes:

  • Better use of the tiller extension
  • Learn to use spinnaker & trapeze
  • Better tacks and gybes
  • Expedition sail, to the jetty and back
  • Faster sailing around a course
  • More sailing theory, sail trim and fine tuning


Private Lessons Available SAIL OR WINDSURF

Learn to Sail Or Windsurf      - 3 hour lesson by arrangement
Private lesson (1 person) - $250             Bring a friend (2 persons) - $300
Group of 3 persons - $350                     Family price (4 persons) - $395
Twilights, Midweek, Saturday PM or Sundays...Call Patsy on 82967935 Tues - Friday 11-3.

Or purchase through the following link

Shop Vouchers

Out There Sailing is an amazing new program for teenagers now being launched out of BSYC. Activities include SUPs, windsurfing, driving the powerboats, snorkelling expeditions and of course sailing. Try different stuff and hang out with your mates at the beach. Sessions will run during school holidays as well as a weekly session during term time. Start times will NOT be too early and the emphasis is on choice of activities to suit participants and the weather. Teenagers are encouraged to bring a friend and we hope that new friendships will be formed whilst on the water.

  420s      Pacers      Stand Ups      Powerboat Driving      Windsurfers      Snorkelling     Expeditions

April School Holiday Dates Mon 20th - Thursday 23rd April 
11am -4pm Powerboat Permit Special- ONLY $325 

Enjoy sailing, paddling SUPs, snorkelling, drive powerboats, expeditions and more!!!


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 

Stephen Brind
8296 7935


Patsy Potter
8296 7935

Sailing Professional 

Brett Yardley
8296 7935

Boat Storage 

Bruce Noble
8296 7935

All other enquiries 

Patsy Potter
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.