Power Boat Courses

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The RFBYC Training Centre is an accredited Discover Sailing centre under the auspices of Australian Sailing. Since its inception in 1996, RFBYC continues to be one of the leading “learn to sail” centres in the state.

We provide a welcoming environment and first class facilities and programs that are all inclusive and affordable. RFBYC promotes and encourages the sport of sailing for the enjoyment of members and the wider community regardless of age or ability. Participants over the age of 5 are welcome to join in our programs!

All of our courses involve both on-water and class room activities and are conducted by accredited instructors and assistants.  Our team of dedicated and passionate instructors support participants to reach their full potential.

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Our Training Centre conducts a wide variety of courses including:

  • Learn to Sail in dinghies and keelboats for adults and juniors
  • Recreational Skippers Ticket
  • National Power Boat Handling
  • Safety Boat Operator
  • Volunteer training – mark laying, start boat and race management
  • Radio Operators Ticket
  • First Aid

The sport of sailing as a lifelong, multi-generational passion, where knowledge is accumulated – so are you ready to embrace the helm and take the journey of a lifetime?

Sailing is a fun, safe, accessible and affordable sport that welcomes participation from people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities.

There are many different ways to get started in sailing. Our Club provides boats and our members are always looking for crew – you don’t necessarily need to own a boat to enjoy sailing.

To learn more about our sport we encourage you to visit the Australian Sailing Discover Sailing website.

RST (Recreational Skippers Ticket) Course Information:

The Western Australian Recreational Skippers Ticket is a must have for everybody who wants to drive any vessel including yachts with a motor larger than 6hp. The process of obtaining your RST should be a fun and stress free experience, so we have developed a number of models which achieve these aims. Additionally you will gain greater competence by choosing the model that best suits you.

At this time we have decided to put a hold on courses delivered at RFBYC until further notice while we review our process of delivery and instructor network.

If you would like to complete your RST Australian Sailing WA has a network of 52 Assessors registered to their RTO.

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You can find the list of RST Assessors and their contact information HERE.

  • Eyesight Declaration

    The Eyesight Declaration is required prior to the commencement of the practical session. This form is not required to be completed by those who hold an Australia driver’s license or learners permit – for participants that do not hold these documents an eyesight form must be completed. Please ensure the Department of Transport form is used and the original is submitted to the Club – DoT will not accept copies or alternate forms.

  • Medical Fitness Declaration

    A self-declared medical statement is required before obtaining the Western Australian Recreational Skipper’s Ticket. Should you have any conditions that would affect your ability to safely operate a recreational vessel, including but not limited to; epilepsy, heart disease, high/low blood pressure, arthritis or diabetes you will need to ensure the Medical Fitness Declaration is completed and submitted as soon as possible.

  • Pro Forma Letter of Consent

    The Pro Forma Letter of Consent is required for all participants under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please ensure the form is completed and submitted on the first day of the course. Please note that the Department of Transport requires the person signing the consent form to have the same surname as the participant. If the person signing the consent form has a different surname, the Department of Transport requires proof of legal guardianship in the form of the child’s birth certificate or marriage certificate.

Registering for a course:

Please use the links to the information pages above to choose the right course for your child. 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.


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.

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