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Course Details:

Course provided by Pacific Sailing School
Located at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Student Instructor ratio: 1 to 4 on J24 Keelboats
Courses Duration: 2 x 6 hour days of practical lessons on Sydney Harbour

Beginners Class

Spinnaker Course

The spinnaker is a sail you must know to crew, as it is used in racing at most Yacht Clubs and with Skippers around the world. A great step to get on board all sailing boats.


  • 2 x 6 hour days of practical lessons on Sydney Harbour
  • Day 1 – Symmetrical Spinnakers
  • Day 2 – Asymmetrical Spinnakers
  • 1 x Theory Racing Tactics and Racing Rules theory and social evening

Practical Course Content:

  • Foredeck the Pit
  • The Mast, trimming spinnaker and headsail
  • Rotating at the Helm upwind
  • Join your crew for drinks in the famous Sydney Hobart Bar after your sail.

Keelboat Spinnaker Course

  • Single Person Price: $860
  • Booking with a group of 2 or more: $817pp
  • Plus $150 Australian Sailing registration, insurance, logbook, textbook. (only if this is your first course with us)

Further Racing Opportunities:

  • Start Racing Course
  • Monday Twilights (during daylight savings)
  • April – July Sunday racing on big boats
  • J24 regattas, either Gosford or interstate.

Learn to Crew:

Video Content

Learn to Sail on a J24

Symmetrical Spinnaker
Asymmetrical Spinnaker