Upcoming Courses

Adult Learn to Sail Level 1 - RS Quest

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

The beginner course costs $300 per person and includes a total of 12 hours run over 4 Saturday mornings.
This course is designed for those who have NO previous sailing experience and will teach the fundamental skills of sailing.
There is nothing currently available, courses will be restart in October.

Adult Keelboat Learn to Sail Level 3 - BW8

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

This course costs $300 per person and includes a total of 12 hours run over 4 Saturday mornings.
This course is designed for those who have some basic sailing experience and will teach the fundamental skills of Crewing and Helming in a Keelboat.
There is nothing currently available, courses will be restart in October.

Adult Learn to Sail Level 2 - RS Quest

Sundays, 9.15am - 12:15pm

The level two course costs $300 per person and includes a total of 12 hours run over 4 Sunday Mornings.
this course is designed for sailors who have basic sailing experience where sailors will have the chance to learn about sailing with a Spinnaker as well as a brief introduction into trapezing.
There is nothing currently available, courses will be restart in October.

Adult Keelboat Learn to Sail Level 4 - BW8

Sundays, 9.15am - 12:15pm

The level two course costs $300 per person and includes a total of 12 hours run over 4 Sunday Mornings.
This course is for those with intermediate Dingy experience or basic level Keelboat experience and will teach the foundation skills of sailing a Keelboat with a Spinnaker.
There is nothing currently available, courses will be restart in October.

To cater for all levels of sailing experience, we are currently running four levels of Learn to Sail courses, broken into two Dinghy courses and two Keelboat courses.

Our Level 1 and 2 are sailed on the club RS Quests which are a Dinghy, Keelboat Hybrid. It creates a fantastic platform for those who have no background experience in sailing to learn the foundations of sailing in a highly responsive boat. The boat is designed to be able to sail with either a Symmetrical or A-Symmetrical spinnaker as well as a trapeze. This allows us to teach the foundation skills of all of these areas.
The RS Quest fits 2 adult sailors and an instructor on board.

Our Level 3 and 4 are sailed in the club BW8 Keelboats which are fantastic for entry-level Keelboat sailors. These courses are designed to take those who have some sailing experience and teach them the specifics of Keelboat sailing including all the roles on board and eventually, the skills of sailing a Keelboat with a Spinnaker.
The BW8 fits 4 adult sailors and an instructor on board.

Those who have completed the courses that lead into RS Quest or BW8 development, you are able to apply to use the club boats to participate in club racing.
If this is something that interests you, please contact

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.