OutThere Sailing is a program that has been specifically designed for teenagers from 12 to 17 years old. OutThere Sailing is perfect for teens who want to try sailing in a non-competitive, social and fun setting (leave your homework onshore)!

The program mainly involves sailing on dinghies, small sailing boats with one, two or three participants on board, but you also go Out There and try other boating experiences including windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and powerboating.


What are the Different Levels?

Outhere 1

This is the course for those who are brand new to sailing or who are a bit rusty.

This course introduces participants to sailing and its introductory skills with a focus on having fun with friends. 

Outthere 2

Enrol into OutThere 2 if you have completed an OutThere 1 course (doesn’t need to be here the certificate is nationally recognised).

This course leverages the same social philosophy and further develops sailing skills acquired from the lower level course. 

Outthere 3

This course enables participants to build their confidence and refine their skills to sail autonomously or with friends. 

While we aim to create a non competetive enviroment we do introduce some fun racing skills and get them sailing fast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Arent There Any Courses I can book into?

At the moment Point Leo is not running any Out There programs as we do not have enough boats to support the program. If you would like to donate to support the program or enquire about a private lesson for you or your kids, send an email to training@pointleoboatclub.com.au

No, one of the great things about OutThere is you don’t have to be a member of a club to participate.  Of course, we’d love all OutThere kids and their families who participate in OutThere to go on to become members. 

Participants must be water confident. Some ability to swim would be preferable, however they will be wearing lifejackets at all times. In the first session, the instructors supervise the group in a 25m swim with their lifejackets on. Parents/guardians are encouraged to talk us if they have any concerns.

The OutThere Program is delivered in a range of different boats, with the aim that the kids are constantly trying new things. The boats allow teens to either sail together or by themselves. The main boat however will be a medium sized Dinghy that fits 2-3 kids in each boat. Depending on the day and the weather we may even try other types of sailing, such as windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding or even Powerboating.

Weather they are sailing by them selves or with a friend or two will depend on a range of circumstances, some days they may be with many others or some they bight be by themselves. but there will still always be an Instructor and safety boat with them so they are never left alone.

No, there is no special clothing needed.  Here is what you need to bring when you go sailing with OutThere:

  • Clothes & Closed Toe Shoes – wear ones that will protect you from the sun and that you don’t mind getting wet and will keep you warm on cold days.  A wet suit is not essential but can be a good idea.
  • A change of clothes and shoes.
  • Towel
  • Drink bottle, lunch and snacks.
  • Hat – to keep you warm and protect you from the sun.
  • Sunscreen – we have more available at the Club

…and loads of energy!  Life jackets are provided.

Tackers Courses are taught by qualified Australian Sailing Instructors from Point Leo Boat Club. They oversee the session planning, delivery, and make sure the kids have fun and develop their skills and confidence in a safe environment. So as a result certain aspects of the program would greatly appreciate support. 

  • We will need help in the morning’s to bring the boats to the beach.
  • Someone to cut the watermelon/ oranges
  • Someone to run the BBQ
  • Promote the Tackers program to their friends and family
  • Encourage and support the kids to learn new skills, develop their sailing ability and meet new friends through Tackers