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We are HERE – corner Bellingen and River Streets, Urunga.

Urunga Sail Training Club is an accredited Australian Sailing  Discover Sailing Training Centre No. 516696

conducting Australian Sailing Accredited dinghy sailing courses:

Start Sailing 1 & 2, & Better Sailing and Discover Sailing Experiences (DSE).

COURSE –  Australian Sailing (AS) Start Sailing 1 & 2.

Register online for Start Sailing 1 & 2 here.

Hi all new (and possible) USTC Start Sailing 1 & 2 students.

We look forward to hopefully meeting you all and having a great course commencing October 16th, 2021 for 6 Saturdays.

Course Registration and payments.

You can register via email with either a scanned application form OR

Just email: Full name, DOB, Gender, Addressed to – USTC Course Info <>


Register online


You can Direct Deposit as per the banking details on the application form.

Urunga Sail Training Club – BSB 533000, Acc. No. 32855762 with your surname as reference.

OR you can pay on the day.

Money a problem? We get that. Call us and we will sort something.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 format is as follows:

We follow strict COVID 19 rules so everyone visiting the Club will need to clean, sanitise your hands, and sign the entry book with your full details including contact email and addresses prior to entry, observe physical distancing rules, if you have recently been to a Covid 19 hotspot and in contact with anyone with Covid 19 or in isolation and if showing symptoms of runny nose, etc. please advise the secretary beforehand that you will not be attending.

Day 1 – 10am arrive. If you have not paid or provided paperwork, can you please be at the club by 10am so we can register you for insurance purposes.

10:30am. We like all our students to arrive by 10:30am ALWAYS.

That gives you time to get changed, get a cuppa, your PFD (personal floatation device) for the day, fill water bottles etc and be ready to go at 11am. This applies to every week.


  1. Meet and greet welcome by the Club including morning tea.
  2. Tour of facilities and change rooms for those who have not been to the club before.
  3. Meet the instructors and induction briefing where we try to answer all your questions.
  4. Safety First Briefing.
  5. Getting out on the water.
  6. Hands-on sailing for participants.

1.30pm. Return to clubhouse for a quick debrief and change. Relax & enjoy a coffee, snack, or (pre arranged) meal with the group.

Hope you had a great day – Go home and look for a boat on the net with a cold drink!

Please remember NO SHOES – NO SAIL. Crocks and thongs are NOT suitable for sailing. An old pair of sandshoes, dive boots, etc are ok. Many of the cheap beach shoes will come off in the mud. Yes, there is some mud at low tide.

Remember also Hat (preferably one that won’t come off in the water), sunnies, sunscreen, rashie, WATER BOTTLE, snacks (i.e. chewy bars/fruit), TOWEL, a change of clothes, Windproof jacket.

Read the Course Requirements doc again/supplied.

Courses go for 6 weeks and run 3 times per year corresponding with School terms (except winter) – and all are Weather permitting.

Courses run February, April, and October.

We will advise you of any cancellations due to the weather.

These National Small Boat Sailing courses will progressively teach you how to sail dinghies and catamarans on the Bellinger and Kalang Rivers using accredited Australian Sailing instructors providing a safe and enjoyable introduction to small boat sailing. The course will be held over 6 weeks and is an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential water safety knowledge. We have 7 instructors and can teach a maximum of 15 persons per session on Saturdays.

Learn safety awareness and sailing equipment, wind awareness and rigging on a small boat and ropework, capsize and crew recovery, sailing techniques – basic heave-to, primary boat controls, sailing to windward and downwind, gybing and tacking, care of equipment, coming alongside to a fixed anchored structure, port/starboard windward/leeward, keeping to channels, overtaking and reading tides, launching and recovery, lifting, trolleys, avoiding collisions and power/ sail right of way and towing.

Contact us for details

Or if you just want to Try sailing ask about the Discover sailing experience

COURSE – Discover Sailing Experience (DSE)

Runs for 2 – 3 hours

Discover Sailing. Never sailed before? Not sure it’s what you want to do? Come and try sailing with an experienced skipper at the helm. Bring a friend or come as an organised group. See our DSE page or contact us for more details.

*****Book Now for Term 3, 2021****

So you don’t miss out.

Contact Ross or Kerry to sign up for the

General Public (GP) Australian Sailing Start Sailing 1 and 2 course.

All courses are run subject to minimum numbers and availability of Instructors.

Phone or text 0412 421 478 or email us at:

Please Note. All dates and courses subject to minimum student numbers and all payments being made prior to course commencement unless other arrangements have been made with the USTC. All dates and courses are run subject to the prevailing weather conditions and any cancellation is at the discretion of the USTC.

Contact Ross 0412 421 478

or email us at:

Urunga Sail Training Classes

Sail Training Classes

 Saturday morning – 10:30am to 2:00pm

Don’t forget to bring your own sunscreen and a hat – See the course requirements form below. Also bring family, friends, and lunch or we have a really good Fish and Chip shop in town

Please contact us to download the new

“Learn To Sail 2020/21” application and

“Course Requirements – info pack 2021”

Our Training area is a safe place for the whole family.

Our instructors are always available to ask questions.

updated 21-July-2021