Start Yachting Weekend

Book a Start Yachting Weekend for a structured learn to sail course. Add two live-aboard Competent Crew Weekends for a comprehensive introduction to yachting, leading to the RYA Competent Crew certificate.
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30 October
Sat 30 Oct 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $595.00 incl. GST
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13 November
Sat 13 Nov 2021 - Sun 14 Nov 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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27 November
Sat 27 Nov 2021 - Sun 28 Nov 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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8 January
Sat 08 Jan 2022 - Sun 09 Jan 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $595.00 incl. GST
    22 January
    Sat 22 Jan 2022 - Sun 23 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    5 February
    Sat 05 Feb 2022 - Sun 06 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    19 February
    Sat 19 Feb 2022 - Sun 20 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    5 March
    Sat 05 Mar 2022 - Sun 06 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    19 March
    Sat 19 Mar 2022 - Sun 20 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    2 April
    Sat 02 Apr 2022 - Sun 03 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    16 April
    Sat 16 Apr 2022 - Sun 17 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    30 April
    Sat 30 Apr 2022 - Sun 01 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    14 May
    Sat 14 May 2022 - Sun 15 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    28 May
    Sat 28 May 2022 - Sun 29 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    11 June
    Sat 11 Jun 2022 - Sun 12 Jun 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST

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Description

Start Yachting is a small group, day sailing course for beginners. It is the first certificated course in the world renowned Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training scheme and forms the first two days of the RYA Competent Crew certification.

Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air as you learn the ropes, sailing around magnificent Sydney Harbour.

Course content 

  • Knowledge of sea terms, parts of the yacht etc
  • The use of winches and clutches
  • Ropework
  • The points of sailing
  • Upwind and tacking 
  • The five essentials of sailing
  • Downwind and gybing
  • Steering under power and sail
  • Sail handling
  • Crew roles in berthing and un-berthing
  • Safety systems on board.

Professional instruction, fabulous yachts

You will learn in a small group (max 5) in comfort and style on board one of the Flying Fish Beneteau 40 foot sailing yachts.

Our qualified and experienced instructor will guide you and fellow crew members through the course in a friendly and relaxed manner.

Beautiful sailing conditions 

Flying Fish Sail Academy is based in a spectacular location at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney. Our boats are moored in a modern walk on / walk off marina making access easy for our customers. 

You will learn to sail on beautiful Sydney Harbour where the wind is generally warm and consistent.  

Private course - great value 

Arrange your own group of up to 5 people, and pay for 4 places. 

This is a great thing to do with family or friends. Kids are welcome too.

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

Book ahead to save money

To complete the RYA Competent Crew certificate you will need to complete two Competent Crew Weekends following this course. 

If you book 3 or more courses on a single order with Flying Fish you will receive a 10% discount on the order total.

You can schedule your dates at any time subject to availability.

What's included

  • Tuition, logbook, pre-course reading.
  • Life-jackets and safety harnesses are provided and we can loan you wet weather clothing if required.
  • All vessels have an enclosed bathroom on board.
  • Please bring your own lunch and snacks.

Qualifications and experience

  • RYA Start Yachting certificate.

Before you start

No experience is needed. This course is designed for newcomers to sailing.

What next?

Complete two live-aboard Competent Crew Weekends for the RYA Competent Crew Certificate 

Then go on to Day Skipper Theory and Practical and you will be ready to skipper your own boat.