Adult Dinghy Courses

Australian Sailing accredited small boat courses are conducted in Pacer dinghies. The Pacer is a 4 metre dinghy – it is an ideal dinghy for two adults to sail in.

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Upcoming Adult Dinghy Courses:

May 2021

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Start Sailing

Saturday 0830 to 1230 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May 2021
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May 2021

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Better Sailing

Saturday Afternoons 1300 to 1700 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May 2021
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August/September 2021

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Start Sailing

Saturday 0830 to 1230 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sept, 18 Sept
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August/September 2021

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Better Sailing

Saturday Afternoons 1300 to 1700 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sept, 18 Sept
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October 2021

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Start Sailing

Daily 0830 to 1230 4th - 8th October
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October 2021

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Better Sailing

Daily 0830 to 1230 4th - 8th October, 2021
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Adult Dinghy Courses Information

Start Sailing 1 & 2

Combined first and second levels of Australian Sailing’s Discover Sailing program. This combined course is suitable for novice sailors who have little to no sailing experience.  This course is an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills (including rigging, capsize recovery drill, rope work, launch and recovery, sailing techniques and weather forecasts. The course then progresses on to more advanced concepts including close hauled sailing, theory, wind patterns and basic rules. This is a fun and challenging course that allows adults to learn the fundamentals of sailing and gain confidence in the sheltered waters of Freshwater Bay.

Prerequisite:  Participants must be able to swim and be water confident – buoyancy vest supplied.

Cost: $370 per non-member inclusive of GST and $320 per member inclusive of GST (20-hour course). Includes Australian Sailing logbook and course materials.

Better Sailing

Discover Sailing in stronger winds as you develop the skills required to get maximum speed from your dinghy. Your journey speeds up as you experience the thrill of trapezing and using a spinnaker.  Areas Covered include: Towing, capsize recovery of inverted boat, use of spinnakers and trapeze, understand and identify weather and environmental conditions.

Prerequisite: Start Sailing 1 and 2

Costs: $370 for members and non members $350

Registering for a course:

Please use the links to the information pages above to choose the right course. A full list of available course dates is shown on the page.  If you know which course you would like to enrol in you can also choose from the upcoming courses below.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATIONS

To make a course booking, please use the ‘enrol now’ button to go to the registration page. This will take you to an Australian Sailing (AS) registration page. Australian Sailing is the national body for the sport. RFBYC is a registered Australian Sailing Training Centre.

You will need to know the Australian Sailing (AS) number of the sailor in order to register or you can create one for a new sailor. This becomes your childs unique identifier and stores their course information for future reference which can be accessed by your registered club and yourself. It is important that the AS number is created for the person doing the course with their own name and details, this number stays with them for their lifetime journey in sailing.