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Adult Learn to Sail

Start Sailing

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.

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Sailors Competencies

When I’m on the water I can……

  • Leave and return back to the beach
  • Avoid other boats
  • Recognise and get out of the ‘no go zone’
  • Reach around a figure of 8 and sausage courses
  • Right a capsized boat
  • Recover crew in a ‘man over board’ situation
  • Stop the boat and get it going again
  • Identify dangerous situations in and around the marina
  • Sit on the side of the boat and face the sail
  • Sail without kneeling
  • Steer and control the mainsail at the same time
  • Tack facing forward and changing my hands behind my back
  • Know where to have the sails set for all points of sailing

And when I’m on shore I can……

  • Dress for the conditions including the right PFD, sunscreen, hat and footwear
  • Name the main parts of the boat
  • Tie a ‘figure of 8’, ‘bowline’ and a ‘reef’ knot
  • Respect the boats that I’m using
  • Name the main ‘points’ of sailing
  • Use aids to determine the wind direction and strength
  • Rig and derig a boat with assistance

 

Holiday Program

Start Sailing - Adult Dinghy / Holiday Program

  • Monday, December 16, 2019
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, December 20, 2019
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

10 PLACES AVAILABLE

$320 NON MEMBER $320 SYC MEMBER

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Start Sailing - Adult Dinghy / Holiday Program

  • Friday, December 27, 2019
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 28, 2019
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 29, 2019
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Monday, December 30, 2019
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

5 PLACES AVAILABLE

$320 NON MEMBER $320 SYC MEMBER

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Start Sailing - Adult Dinghy / Holiday Program

  • Thursday, January 02, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, January 03, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 04, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 05, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

6 PLACES AVAILABLE

$270 NON MEMBER $270 SYC MEMBER

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Start Sailing - Adult Dinghy / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 06, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 07, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 09, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

12 PLACES AVAILABLE

$320 NON MEMBER $320 SYC MEMBER

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Start Sailing - Adult Dinghy / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 13, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, January 17, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

10 PLACES AVAILABLE

$320 NON MEMBER $320 SYC MEMBER

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Start Sailing - Adult Dinghy / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 20, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

10 PLACES AVAILABLE

$320 NON MEMBER $320 SYC MEMBER

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Start Sailing - Adult Dinghy / Holiday Program

  • Monday, March 30, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 02, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, April 03, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

12 PLACES AVAILABLE

$320 NON MEMBER $320 SYC MEMBER

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Start Sailing - Adult Dinghy / Holiday Program

  • Monday, April 06, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 08, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 09, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

12 PLACES AVAILABLE

$270 NON MEMBER $270 SYC MEMBER

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Weekend Program

Start Sailing - Adult Dinghy / Weekend Program

  • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 08, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 04, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$385 NON MEMBER $350 SYC MEMBER

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Start Sailing - Adult Dinghy / Weekend Program

  • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 09, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

12 PLACES AVAILABLE

$385 NON MEMBER $385 SYC MEMBER

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