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. Alternatively this beginners course can also be completed as a weekend live-aboard course including all meals.
After building up your confidence with hands on lessons, there is a theory session and a free club race included.
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!
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
Additional live aboard syllabus:
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.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2014 - 2015 season. The 2015 - 2016 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2015 - 31st March 2016. The 2016 - 2017 season rates commence on the 1st April 2016.