Participant numbers for both sailing training events and sailing days are limited, and places fill up quickly, so be sure to book early!

Who Can Do It?

Sailing is available to all members, with specific requirements applied to the Joey Section.

When Can I do This?

Most suitable during spring to early autumn, Day Trips and Weekends.

Sailing Skills Development Events

These sailing events are aimed at Scouts and Venturers (who should be accompanied by their Leaders). These events aim to a Level 1 sailing qualification for all participants with some able to achieve a Level 2 sailing qualification. Both weekends are held at the North Harbour Scout Water Base located at Gourlay Road, North Balgowlah. It is a residential event from Saturday 8:30am to Sunday 4:30pm.


Participants must have a current canoe qualification (level 2 or 3).

Both weekends are a camp and participants bring their own food and gear for both weekends. The cost is $75 per participant.

There are no upcoming events.

Sailing Days

These fun days introduce Cub Scouts and Scouts to the world of Sailing. Our qualified instructors will be on hand to introduce you and your youth members to the joys of sailing, skippering them on various sailing craft around North Harbour and Manly. The 3-hour sessions are held at North Harbour Scout Water Base, located at Gourlay Road, North Balgowlah. The cost is $15 per participant.


All participants must be able to swim 50 metres.

There are no upcoming events.

What Else Is On Offer

Other water based activities such as power boating, sail boarding, and rowing are also available as required. Just contact the Water Activities team to arrange a day or weekend. Sea Kayaking experience is also available for those Venturers, Rovers and Leaders who currently hold a Level 2 (or above) canoe qualification.

Who Can Help Me?

North Harbour Water Base & Manly Dam/Lake MacquariePaul Soltau 9982 1097Paul Soltau 9982 1097