Taught on beautiful Sydney Harbour, this introductory sailing course covers the fundamentals. You will be at the helm of an exciting Beneteau yacht right from the first lesson and will be able to comfortably accomplish all the basic manoeuvres of sailing by the end of the course.
Learn to sail for the first time with this exstensive and informative introductory course, taking place on the open waters of Sydney Harbour! The course requires participants to complete 15 hours of sailing experience, comprising of four 3 hour on board practical lessons. After building up your confidence with hands on lessons, there is a theory session and a free club race included. Alternatively this beginners course can also be completed as a weekend live-aboard course.
Rigging the yacht
All points of sailing
Safety & use of equipment
Downwind sailing & gybing
Upwind sailing & tacking
Right of way rules
Steering & sail trim
Person overboard recovery
All participants will receive their own course kit including RYA competent crew handbook, RYA log book, sunglasses strap and a complimentary sailing magazine. Insurance, safety equipment and use of spray jackets are also included and each participant shall receive their RYA Start Yachting course certificate upon completion.
By the end of the course you will be familiar with basic sailing experience and understanding of sailing terms. Participants will also recognise the relevance of wind direction & speed to sailing, points of sail, basic knots, manoeuvres of tacking and gybing, right of way rules, rigging and preparation for sailing. So if you've ever wanted to learn how to sail, this is you're perfect opportunity. What better way to spend a day's adventure than out on scenic Sydney Harbour!
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales
New South Wales
Sessions are available every Saturday and Sunday morning to afternoon. Midweek sessions are available on request and will be advised upon confirmation of booking.
The live-aboard option of the course begins 9:00am Saturday and concludes 4:00pm Sunday.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
The course is for one participant but you may choose to complete the course with up to one other friend.
Anyone may participate in this course, provided they have no relevant medical conditions.
No prior sailing experience is required to complete the course.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Participants are recommended to wear comfortable clothing, suited to the weather conditions.
Be aware your clothes may get damp.
A minimum of 48 hours notice is required to postpone a 3 hour lesson and 7 days to postpone a live aboard course.
Courses may be cancelled due to any unforseen circumstances, such as foul weather or insufficient numbers.
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