Learn to Sail Camp


11th – 13th of September (Friday – Sunday)

New to the sport? Want to learn the ropes, become confident on the water and skipper a dinghy?

Our introductory course covers all the basics, giving you confidence on the water in a variety of conditions. The lessons run over a 3 amazing days including theory, rigging, and plenty of time on the water!! All of this happens camping on the shores of the amazing Lake Somerset!

1st release – $199 – SOLD OUT

2nd release – $249 – SOLD OUT

3rd release – $299


  • Rigging
  • Important knots
  • Sailing techniques
  • Rules on the water
  • Maintenance
  • Sailing terminology
  • Navigation
  • Extensive of on the water time

We will fill you in with a detailed plan closer to the event, but if you want to get a taste of what the weekend holds, here is the event plan!!

Friday Morning:

  • Arrive and set up.
  • An introduction to sailing theory

Friday Afternoon:

  • Learn all the details of sailing theory, rigging a boat, and the rules of the water
  • A campfire dinner and relax

Saturday Morning:

  • Wake up and have a warm camp breakfast
  • Put your newly learned theory to practice! Sail with an instructor, trying out skippering and crewing a boat

Saturday Afternoon:

  • Sail with an Instructor
  • Review your theory and rigging

Saturday Night:

  • A campfire dinner and relax
  • Discuss what you’ve learned, ask questions, and make friends!

Sunday Morning:

  • If you’re feeling confident, try sailing with your fellow learn to sailors, under the supervision of an instructor

Sunday Afternoon:

  • More sailing time! Try sailing around markers, racing, and more. Spend as much time on the water as you can to build your confidence.
  • Pack up and head home.

We supply

  • The boats
  • Coaches
  • Insurance
  • Safety equipment
  • Camping
  • Food
  • Transportation if you need it (As part of our COVID Safe plan we recommend you make your own way to Camp Somerset)

Tickets do NOT include alcohol and no alcohol is available for sale at the campground. If you want to drink you’ll need to bring your own alcohol over. If you do choose to drink UQ Sail encourages you to drink responsibly and takes no responsibility for your actions under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

We supply most of the essentials, but you still need to bring along

  • Camping equipment (e.g. a tent, mat, and sleeping bag)
  • A bowl and utensils
  • Clothes you can get wet in
  • Warm clothes for the night
  • A water bottle
  • Sun protection

We are taking all precautions to ensure our event is COVID Safe. We are in constant communication with UQ Sport and taking all recommendations from QLD Health. If you have travelled from interstate, experienced covid symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has, please contact the exec and do not attend the event. Please read the UQ Sport Covid Statement available here:

As part of our COVID-Safe plan we ask that you:

  • Bring your own personal equipment to avoid sharing with others. That means we recommend you do not share tents and camping equipment with people you do not live with!!
  • If you can make your own way to Camp Somerset, please do. If you can’t, no stress! We will organise a car pool.
  • If you have flu symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has or is suspected to have COVID-19 please notify executives and do not attend the event.
  • If you become sick after the event, you must notify executives as soon as possible.
  • In general, practice good hygiene and social distancing at all times.