Dinghy Sailing Classes (Level 1 and 2)

Our morning dinghy sailing classes are a great way to develop your sailing skills in a fantastic location. Join a scheduled class or contact us and arrange some private lessons for yourself or your group.

To book Enquire here

Price options

Pre-book and save money 

Pre-book a series of classes or add your friends and family to the same order and save money. Or buy a voucher for maximum flexibility at the best price. 

  • 1 class - $185
  • 2 classes - $165 each
  • 3 or more - $150 each
  • Flexi voucher for 8 classes - $995 (Submit enquiry above.)

Private lessons - enquire above

Book a private lesson for yourself or your group and learn to sail on your own terms. The prices below are for 3-hour private lessons.

  • 1 Person - $295
  • 2 People - $195 each
  • 3 People - $175 each
  • 4 People - $150 each
  • 5 People or more - $125 each


Our morning sailing classes are for sailors who have some experience and wish to develop their skills with guidance from an instructor. Join a single class as a refresher or a series of classes to fast-track your skills.   

If you can get your own small group of family or friends together a private lesson is a great way to learn and can be of excellent value too. We welcome families with kids as well as corporate groups looking for some action-packed teambuilding. 

Course content

  • Rigging, launching, and landing
  • Helming and crewing skills 
  • Sailing upwind, tacking
  • Sailing downwind and gybing
  • Practice the five essentials of sailing.
  • Coaching exercises
  • Racing skills and seamanship skills

Fantastic sailing conditions

Flying Fish Sail Academy is based in a spectacular setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney. 

The sailing environment is superb with reliable, warm sea breezes and lots of great beaches to sail to a short distance away.  

Instructors and boats 

Our training fleet includes brand new RS Zests which are forgiving and fun to sail for one or two and Laser Bahias (2-3 person dinghies with trapeze and asymmetric spinnakers.) which are ideal for developing seamanship skills.  

Our qualified and experienced instructors will guide you through the lesson in a friendly and professional way.  

What's included

  • Tuition, equipment, pre-course information. safety boat. 
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are provided and must be worn at all times on the water. 
  • Please bring your own water bottle and snacks.


  • AS Level 1 (after 4 sessions) 
  • AS Level 2 (after 8 sessions)

Before you start

  • Our morning sailing classes are best for those with some experience who wish to improve their skills quickly. 
  • If you are a complete beginner we recommend you start with our level 1 beginners course. 
  • Once you have achieved level 2 you are ready to hire a boat and start cruising or racing on your own terms.

What next?

  • Once you are at level 2 you are ready to hire a boat and enjoy sailing on your own terms or start racing.