Give sailing a go these school holidays

For the first time, sailing courses will be offered at Manly Sailing Club as a school holiday activity.

The courses are being run by the Russell Coutts Foundation for children aged 9-12 years.

Foundation learn to sail administrator Leah Collis says a day’s activity on the water in an Open Bic, dinghy or Hobie Wave catamaran will provide a sailing “taster”.

“Each boat has its own set of challenges and advantages and there’s something to suit everyone, whether they want to try sailing by themselves or with a friend,” she says.

The day will include an induction and safety briefing but most of the time will be spent on the water, with a number of different activities all led by qualified instructors.

The courses are on October 3, 4 and 5 and cost $40 per day per pupil. Info and registrations, email