Our Keelboat courses are Australian Sailing Accredited and instructed by qualified Australian Sailing Instructors.
Keelboat Courses are conducted on our club 7.5m (25ft) keelboats which are perfect for teaching and learning. We will provide you with a life jacket for your course and a wet weather jacket if you need one. You will not need any special clothing for your course, however we request that you wear non-marking (or light coloured) soled shoes and make sure to bring warm clothing that you are able to get wet. On rainy or windy days it is a great idea to bring a towel and a change of clothes.
Each participant will receive a theory book and a log book during the Start Crewing Course. Please remember to bring your books with you to all of your keelboat courses. You will receive a certificate of participation which may be emailed to you after the course.
We will have a lunch break each day and you are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch from our Member’s Bar.
A Keelboat Start Crewing course is the perfect start to becoming a skilled keelboat sailor. Start Crewing covers the basic safety, theory and practical skills involved in being a crew member on a small keelboat.
A Keelboat Start Helming course is an introduction to helming (steering) a small keelboat. Start Helming covers the basic safety, theory and practical skills involved in helming a small keelboat.
Our Symmetric Spinnaker course is designed to introduce you to the use and trimming of Symmetric Spinnakers on Keelboats.
Our Symmetric Spinnaker course is designed to introduce you to the use and trimming of Asymmetric Spinnakers on Keelboats.
This course teaches the basic racing rules and manoeuvres and gain an understanding of what is expected of a racing crew on a small boat.