Upcoming Courses

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Adult Keelboat Learn to Sail

Saturdays, 9:15am - 12:15pm.

We have no courses currently available. Please put in an expression of interest and we can advise you when a course becomes available.

This course is designed for adults with no previous sailing experience and teaches the fundamentals of sailing on a small yacht.

The beginner course costs $300 per person and includes a total of 12 hours run over 4 Saturday mornings.

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Adult Keelboat Level 2 Course

Sundays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sun 02 May 2021 13:00 – 15:00
Sun 09 May 2021 13:00 – 15:00
Sun 16 May 2021 13:00 – 15:00
Sun 23 May 2021 13:00 – 15:00
Sun 30 May 2021 13:00 – 15:00

The Level 2 course costs $150 per person over 5 2-hour sessions for a total of 10 hours on Sunday afternoons in Winter.


We are currently running two levels of Keelboat courses.  One for beginners and a second follow-up Level 2 course to allow participants to get more hands-on experience to practice what they learned in the course.

Our adult keelboat courses are run on BW8 yachts to provide an exciting and safe experience, with 4 participants plus an onboard instructor on each boat.

All of the boat equipment, life jackets, and sailing gloves will be provided. Please wear sun-protective clothing, a warm and waterproof jacket if it’s cold, and closed in shoes. The BW8 yachts keep you reasonably dry, but you can get some water splash on windy or rainy days.

At SoPYC we run sailing programs that include courses.  So rather than just spend your time and money doing one-off courses, we have pathway options to allow you to develop your skills in a social and fun way.