Start Sailing 1 & 2

This Course is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to Dinghy sailing for complete beginners.  The Course includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge.

Cost : $300.00

Start Sailing 1 & 2 Course Dates

No more courses this season, please check back later for next summer season’s dates!

Sailors Competencies

When I’m on the water I can……

  • Dress for the conditions including the right PFD, sunscreen, hat and footwear
  • Swim 50 meters in a PFD
  • Right a capsized boat
  • Leave and return back to the beach
  • Be towed around behind a rescue boat
  • Avoid other boats
  • Recognise the ‘no-go zone’
  • Reach around a figure of 8 and a sausage course
  • Stop my boat and get it going again
  • Pull my mainsheet in without using my teeth!
  • Steer using my tiller extension when I’m paddling or being towed
  • Tack my boat facing forward and changing my hands behind my back

And when I’m on shore I can……

  • Name the main parts of my boat
  • Tie a ‘figure of 8’ knot
  • Identify where the wind is coming from
  • Rig and de-rig my boat with assistance