This page is for Club Officials, to assist with the implementation of the Discover Sailing Program.


Yachting Australia is energised and committed to providing programs, and initiatives to assist clubs in attracting new participants to sailing – and retain members. 

The Discover Sailing Program was launched in 2012, based on the insights and recommendations of the gemba report, and the input from the State Associations and their clubs. The Discover Sailing Program is a comprehensive and long term strategy, with many components, relevant to clubs. 

In 2013, Yachting Australia is helping the State Associations to provide clubs with a detailed Implementation Guide, on how to effectively adopt and run the Program. Clubs will be provided with monthly Chapters, presented via email, with a Powerpoint presentation, as well as supporting documents, videos, relevant case studies and suggestions for club committees to consider. Club officials will receive emails from their State Association alerting them to the upcoming chapter released each month. There are 11 Chapters in total, and due to the scale of the Discover Sailing Program for clubs, these will be distributed over the next 8 months, with 1-2 Chapters delivered per month.  

The Discover Sailing Program is not compulsory, and clubs may adopt it to the extent they chose. It’s been professionally developed and is based on objective evidence of what Australians seek in their chosen sport.  The more clubs there are that embrace and promote the brand and program, the more effective it is likely to be in attaining consumer recognition – and action. 

Yachting Australia is dedicated to ensuring clubs are equipped to encourage every Australian to Discover Sailing. 

State Associations welcome constructive feedback of Discover Sailing, providing Yachting Australia with guidance to positively develop and improve this program.

List of Chapters in the Discover Sailing Implementation Guide for Clubs and month of distribution:

March 1.(a) Introduction Program & Purpose
  1(b). Planning & Prioritising
  2. the gemba Report
Apr 3. Tackers
  4. Sailability - Inclusion
May 5. Discover Sailing Days & Hosts
June 6. Discover Sailing Experiences & Courses
July 7. Safety, Risk Management and Member Protection
Aug 8. The Sailing Pathway
Sept 9. Club Promotion
Oct 10. Crewing
Nov 11. Measuring Results
Dec 12. Summary & Future Plan











Click on the following Chapters to view supporting documents.  

March - Program Introduction & Purpose (Chapter 1 a.)
March - Planning & Prioritising (Chapter 1 b.)
March - the gemba Report (Chapter 2)
April - Tackers (Chapter 3)
April - Sailability - Inclusion (Chapter 4)
May - Discover Sailing Days & Hosts (Chapter 5)
June - Discover Sailing Experiences & Courses (Chapter 6)
July - Safety, Risk Management & Member Protection (Chapter 7)
August - The Sailing Pathway (Chapter 8)
September - Club Promotion (Chapter 9)
October - Crewing (Chapter 10)
November - Measuring Results, Summary & Future Plan (Chapter 11&12)