Dinghy Sailing - Start Sailing (Level 1)

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the exciting sport of dinghy sailing. It is an intensive, fun packed programme, starting with the core sailing skills.
13 November
Sat 13 Nov 2021 - Sun 14 Nov 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $495.00 incl. GST
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20 December
Mon 20 Dec 2021 - Tue 21 Dec 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $495.00 incl. GST
3 January
Mon 03 Jan 2022 - Tue 04 Jan 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $495.00 incl. GST
10 January
Mon 10 Jan 2022 - Tue 11 Jan 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $495.00 incl. GST
    17 January
    Mon 17 Jan 2022 - Tue 18 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST
    24 January
    Mon 24 Jan 2022 - Tue 25 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST

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Description

Learn to Sail DinghiesThis two day course provides a structured introduction to the wonderful sport of sailing 

You will learn the theory and core practical skills of sailing in a progressive and safe environment.

We begin by teaching you how to rig and prepare your boat. Then we move on to the exciting bit, sailing across the wind. This is where you feel the joy of sailing. 

Course content 

  • Personal gear, PFD's etc 
  • Rigging, launching and landing
  • Orientation and basic skills 
  • Reaching and sailing across the wind
  • Sailing upwind, tacking and the 'No go Zone'
  • Sailing downwind and gybing and 'the Gybing Zone
  • The five essentials of sailing.
  • The points of sailing.
  • Capsize recovery. 

By the end of the course you will know how to sail around a basic traingular course in light winds.

Sailing location 

The course is based in a superb setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour.

The local sailing area offers plenty of safe sandy beaches for beginners to learn the ropes.

Equipment and instructors 

Our training fleet includes Laser Pico single-handers and Laser Bahias, two person dinghies with trapeze and asymmetric spinnakers. 

Our instructors are qualified as well as friendly, experienced and professional. 

Private course - less money, more fun

Get your own small group of family and friends together. You pay for 4 places and can bring up to 6 participants!

Enquire using the private course enquiry button at the top of the page.  

What's included

Training, equipment, safety cover. 

Qualifications 

  • AS Start Sailing - Level 1. 

Before you start

This course is suitable for beginners. 

What next?

Move on to our level 2 course to develop and improve your skills.

Then you will be ready to come and hire our sailing dinghies or join our skills development classes.