The Junior and Youthsail Sailing program at Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club is continually growing from strength to strength. The NYRC sailing programs now deliver sailing to more than 300 kids and adults each week.

The main objective of the Youthsail program is to introduce sailing both as a sport and a healthy lifestyle to as many juniors as possible. The program consists of several graded stages through which we allow our young sailors to develop their confidence, skills and love of sailing, all the while not forgetting that it is FUN! This is achieved using a fleet of sailboats which include Tackers, Vagabonds, Sabots, Lasers and Blazer 23’s. Many of these boats are owned by the Club and utilised by the various programs operated at the club.

Programs offered include:

  • Sporting Schools (Federal Government Funded Primary School Program)
  • Sailability Noosa
  • Junior Learn to Sail Program for 7 – 12 year olds
  • Squad Sailing – extend your sailing ability
  • Private Lessons – one on one
  • School Holiday Funsail Programs
  • Friday Funsail during school term
  • Blazer 23 Development Squad

Anyone wishing to learn to sail is welcome to our Club. Fees apply for many courses and coaching activities to cover the cost of coaching staff and equipment. These vary from activity to activity and details will be provided upon request.

Currently Youthsail offers Racing Squad training on Thursday afternoons (Tackers, Optimist, Open Bic, Sabot and Laser); we host various School group sessions from Monday till Friday during each school term; and Sailability Noosa operates on Thursday mornings from April to September.

The Noosa Marine Summer Open and Junior Dinghy Race Series starts Saturday 9th February and continues on 23/2, 9/3, 16/3 and 23/3. Registration at 9.30am, briefing at 9.45am, and first start as soon as possible after briefing.

We will run the same format as the last series and will have a sausage sizzle at the end of racing. Registration available on race day or through the link on this page. We look forward to another great series.

For a copy of Sailing Instructions/Notice of Race or more information please contact the Sailing Office 5440 7407 or

Click on the following link to book:

The Blazer 23 Youth Development squad races on Wednesdays (WAGS) and every second Saturday.

Friday FUNSAIL runs throughout the School Terms from 3.30pm till 5.30pm

Click on the links to book in our current programs:

Thursday Squad Sailing Term 1    

Friday Funsail Term 1                     

Contact the Sailing Office for more information or to register.  or phone 07 5440 7407