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AS Keelboat Syllabus
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 practical sessions
Cost: $795 ($695 for groups of 2 or more) + $95 AS Insurance

Beginners Class

Start Skippering

This course equips participants with advanced sailing and boat handling techniques; take out a small yacht in familiar waters by day and/ or progress into the RYA Yacht Training Scheme


  • 2 x 6 hour days of practical lessons on Sydney Harbour
  • 1 x Theory and Social Evening, followed by fine wine in the Yacht Club

Practical Course Content:

  • Safety, responsibility and risk management
  • Complete several sailing skills as a helmsperson
  • Meteorology
  • Local Knowledge

Keelboat - Start Skippering Course

  • Single Person Price: $795
  • Groups 2 or More: $695 pp (If this is your first course)
  • Next course: Essential Navigation and Seamanship, Safety and Sea Survival, Marine Radio Operating
  • Plus $95 Australian Sailing registration, insurance on school boats, logbook, textbook. (If it is your first course at Pacific Sailing School)
Video Content

Learn to Sail on a J24