The Cruising Yacht Club of WA is an Australian Sailing accredited Discover Sailing Centre, and provides a wide range of sail and powerboat training to our junior members from beginner sailing courses to advanced high performance training, and also includes powerboat courses such as the Recreational Skippers Ticket.

These training classes follow a well-structured and proven training scheme from very basic courses aimed at fun and participation right through to performance coaching for sailors who wish to compete at local, state, national and international levels. More details on the training provided please follow the link to the Discover Sailing Webpage


Sailing Training


Sailing Training is run by the Rear Commodore Juniors, and is currenlty called the Juniors Program, however adults who are interested in learning to sail in Dinghys/Skiffs are also within this section. 

Registrations open for the 2024/25 Sailing Season - TBA

Please click here for Registration form or see Club Reception. Training will begin on 5th October

Note: To be a part of the sail training during the Sailing Season club membership fees must be paid at time of training registration in order to receive use of club facilities.

Sail Training Fleets

TCYC has a proven pathway for young sailors to improve their racing skills from very small single-handed dinghies aimed at 7 year old’s right up to right up to the higher performance Classes and Cruisers for older teens and adults.

Tackers & Minnows

New sailors from age 7 commence their training, using club owned Tacker training boats firstly aimed at gaining enjoyment from the sailing experience. The easy rigging style, stability and endurance of the boats mean our beginner sailors gain the confidence needed on the water before progressing into the Minnow.

The Minnow class has grown in popularity over recent years around WA with TCYC now boasting over 30 Minnows while smaller fleets exist at other clubs.  We also have club Minnows for hire for our newer sailors, with a strong re-sale market.

For more information please click here to go to the Minnow Association Facebook

Puffin Pacer

We also offer the Puffin Pacer as a training boat for our older juniors& seniors interesting in sail training program. The Puffin Pacer is a 2 person dinghy, very stable and easy to rig allowing newer sailors the flexibility to learn the basics in a bigger, stable dinghy. The club owns 6 of these boats that can be rented for training or racing.

This boat is also used to provide holiday courses (subject to numbers) for non-members and school outdoor education programs.

Flying Ant

As our sailors broaden their skills they move into the Flying Ant Skiff class. 

This is a two-person dinghy, with single trapeze, spinnaker and self-draining cockpit.  This is the ideal training class for young sailors to get a taste of fast pace of skiff sailing as they contemplate moving into more high performance classes.

This is a very light and fast boat that teaches all of the skill necessary to handle the larger higher performance dinghies whilst being small enough for the young sailors to handle. This is a great boat and the junior love the speed they can get up to in a good breeze.


This fast paced, exciting class is for our most experienced junior sailors keen to obtain a taste of International fleet sailing and to most importantly – go fast!

Many of our junior sailors have gone on to represent not just TCYC, but WA and Australia at national and international events.  This boat represents the very best in high speed design and is the chosen youth training boat for those sailors who want to take their sailing to the very highest levels. It is super tough and durable so it also makes for a fantastic and fun boat for those sailors who just want to have fun on the weekends.

This boat is also one of the classes raced at the Australian Youth Championships where the best of the fleet are chosen to represent Australia in the Youth World Championships.


Our Laser fleet is currently building and we welcome new Laser Sailors to our club. Lasers are a single handed, 4.2m dinghy, with a single sail. These are suitable for both older Junior Sailors and Adults, using 4.7, Radial and Standard rigs.

Power Boat, Safety Boat, & Recreational Skippers Tickets

Coming Soon

Other Training - School Holiday Training

Coming soon


For more information, please contact Amanda on 9527 5468 or