Adult Learn to Sail - Keelboat Training

At the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Adult Learn to Sail courses are conducted on our exciting fleet of Elliott 7m Keelboats. In addition to our general adult courses, a Ladies specific course is also offered as part of our own unique 'Ladies of the Sea' (LOTS) Program.

All training courses are conducted by accredited Australian Sailing Instructors using the Australian Sailing 'Keelboat Program'. Our keelboats allow you to learn to sail without the fear of capsizing, and usually with several other people onboard. Learning to sail in a self-righting keelboat provides a learning platform that is stable yet responsive.

As your skills progress, you will also develop an understanding of each person’s role and how teamwork plays a major part in being an effective crew member. You will come away with the knowledge and confidence to sail on a small boat competently and for those that wish, you can progress to larger boats or participate as crew on a racing boat.

The RSYS Adult Learn to Sail - Keelboat Programs are open to both members and non-members.

 

What should I wear on a keelboat course?

With the majority of the course spent sailing around Sydney Harbour, we highly recommend that participants wear clothing that can get wet.

For men, we recommend board shorts, a long sleeve sports top (similar to what you would wear at the gym) and a spray jacket. We also recommend you bring a change of clothes, towel and sailing gloves. 

For women, we recommend board shorts or active wear, a long sleeve sports top (similar to what you would wear at the gym) and a spray jacket. We also recommend you bring a change of clothes, towel and sailing gloves. 

All participants must wear enclosed shoes, we recommend old running shoes, and a hat at all times whilst sailing. 

The RSYS provide PFD's for all course participants.  

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Upcoming Courses

** Please note that all courses are subject to change with limited notice, based on demand and availability. **

 
 
March/April 2019 - WEDNESDAY LADIES COURSES (LADIES OF THE SEA)
Course Sessions Dates Course Fee Register
Start Crewing (12hrs + 2hrs bonus)

4 x Wednesdays 0930 - 1300hrs

13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 6 Apr

Members $480

Non Members $550 

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Start Helming (12hrs + 2hrs bonus)

4 x Wednesdays 0930 - 1300hrs

13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 6 Apr

Members $480

Non Members $550 

Register Here

Start Skippering (12hrs + 2hrs bonus)

4 x Wednesdays 0930 - 1300hrs

13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 6 Apr

Members $480

Non Members $550 

Register Here

Spinnakers (12hrs + 2hrs bonus)

4 x Wednesdays 0930 - 1300hrs

13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 6 Apr

Members $480

Non Members $550 

Register Here

 
March/April 2019 - SUNDAY ADULT COURSES
Course Sessions Dates Course Fee Register
Start Crewing (12hrs + 2hrs bonus)

4 x Sundays 0900-1230hrs

4 x Sundays 1330-1700hrs

17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr

Members $480

Non Members $550 

AM Register Here

PM Register Here

Start Helming (12hrs + 2hrs bonus)

4 x Sundays 0900-1230hrs

4 x Sundays 1330-1700hrs

17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr

Members $480

Non Members $550 

AM Register Here

PM Register Here

Start Skippering (12hrs + 2hrs bonus)

4 x Sundays 0900-1230hrs

4 x Sundays 1330-1700hrs

17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr

Members $480

Non Members $550 

AM Register Here

PM Register Here

Spinnakers (12hrs + 2hrs bonus)

4 x Sundays 0900-1230hrs

4 x Sundays 1330-1700hrs

17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr

Members $480

Non Members $550 

AM Register Here

PM Register Here

 

 

WOULD YOU LIKE ANY OTHER TRAINING OR HAVE A TRAINING ENQUIRY?

Fill in the clubs Training Expression of Interest Form to ask for a course or find out more information.

 
 

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