Start Sailing 1 - Adult Learn to Sail


Sat 01 Jun 2024 09:00 — Sat 22 Jun 2024 14:00
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Australian Sailing - 3. Start Sailing 1

Course information

Registration for this course closes at Fri 31 May 2024 23:45.

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Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn the fundamental skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment. Only $330 for 4 days.

The course is sailed over four consecutive Saturdays in three man RS Quest and Corsair dinghies, and two man Pacer and Vagabond dinghies.

Activities covered during the course include:

  • basic clothing and equipment selection
  • sailing terminology
  • boat launch and recovery
  • capsize recovery in shallow water
  • introductory sailing skills, tacking and gybing

Course Overview

This course introduces participants to dinghy sailing and its fundamental skills so they learn terminology and equipment and practice launching and returning to shore and capsize recovery. 

Course Prerequisites

Water confident.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to begin sailing in a dinghy. All the equipment and gear will be provided by your accredited Discover Sailing Centre.

Course Outcome

You will gain your Start Sailing 1 completion certificate. 


We recognise that some of our course participants are completing the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and may be using sailing and/or club membership to complete one or more sections of The Award. To learn more, click here


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