Dinghy Sailing Intermediate - Seamanship / Day Sailing.

This course is for those who have completed our Learn to Sail course and wish to develop intermediate sailing and seamanship skills. As with all Flying Fish courses we aim to provide quality education in a fun-packed way.

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Dinghy Sailing Sydney Improve your basic sailing, develop new skills, and enjoy a fun-packed training experience. 

You will practice your sailing and racing skills in our single-handers and then go on to develop your seamanship skills in our double-handers. 

Course programme

Mon  RYA Dinghy Seamanship Skills  

AM     (10 am to 1 pm)

  • Course briefing, introductions
  • Theory: Recap, personal sailing gear, sun protection, seven common senses, and points of sailing.
  • Rigging, sail off the beach.
  • Follow my leader, 5 Essentials Coaching. 

PM     (2 pm to 5 pm)

  • Upwind and downwind sailing exercises
  • Man overboard, sail to a mooring.
  • Lee and weather shore departure and arrival. 

Tue  RYA Dinghy Seamanship Skills

AM     (10 am to 1 pm)

  • Theory: anchoring, reefing, coming alongside. 
  • On-water coaching exercises

PM     (2 pm to 5 pm)

  • Off-beach seamanship exercises 
  • Capsize drill.   

Wed  RYA Dinghy Day Sailing 

AM     (10 am to 1 pm)

  • Theory: Weather for sailors, essential knots.
  • Dinghy cruising planning a day sail

PM     (2 pm to 5 pm)

  • Short cruise 

Thu  RYA Dinghy Day Sailing

  • Dinghy day cruise. 

Sailing location 

The course is based in an absolutely spectacular setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour. 

The weather is generally warm, sunny, and windy and the sailing area is extensive with plenty of stunning beaches just a short sail away. 

Equipment and staff

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

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

What's included

Training, equipment, safety cover. 


  • RYA Day Sailing 
  • RYA Seamanship Skills
  • Lots of fun!

Before you start

  • This course suits basic sailors who have completed our level 1 and 2 learn to sail course, or have equivalent experience.
  • Suitable for ages 12 and upwards.
  • You should be able to swim 50 m.

What next?

  • Ask about our dinghy hire and check out our Dinghy Racing courses. 
  • Or why not start yachting or windsurfing?