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Beginners Class

Competent Crew - Keelboat

This is the best way to start sailing – Onboard from lesson one! A great way to see the Harbour and meet lots of new people.

On our J24’s you will have hands-on instruction on helming (steering the boat), main sheet (controlling the power of the boat), winches (turning the boat through tacks and gybes etc) and the foredeck. After each lesson is your most important part of the day is the debriefing session with your crew and instructor at the Deck bar at the CYCA! (Home of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race). 

Our Sailing Lessons are available every day and you can choose your lesson times. Session times are 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm and weekend sessions extend to 4 pm to 7 pm during daylight saving. As we have several training yachts, booking in is really easy and flexible – all you need to do is give us a call. You can even do 2 lessons in one day.

Special Offer during lockdown

Must live a 5KM radius of your residence

Instructor with a maximum of 2 students (the students must be from the same household)

Book the private practical Competent Crew Program which includes one on one (or one with two students of the same household) 9 x 3-hour sessions sailing on Sydney Harbour. This program combines the AS Keelboat Start Crewing, Start Helming & Start Skippering syllabus. The best way for beginners to start sailing on Sydney Harbour.

Cost is $2000 per person + $95 Australian Sailing Insurance, Registration, Certificate, Text Book and Log Book and includes all items list below for Competent Crew.

  • 9 x three-hour practical lessons

  • Unlimited *Practice Sessions for 6 weeks

  • Waterproof Course kit with Textbook, Logbook and rope for knot practice

  • A Twilight Race

  • 2 x Theory and Social Evening, followed by fine wine in the Yacht Club

  • 1 x Free Discover Sailing Gift Voucher (on request – value $140 to give to a friend)

  • Safety equipment and rigging the yacht

  • Points of sailing, going about and the gybe, rotating at the helm

  • Reefing, Picking up mooring, man overboard

  • Social Activities

  • Join your crew for drinks in the famous Sydney Hobart Bar.

Contact us to Book
Video Content

Learn to Sail on a J24