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.
27 March
Mon 27 Mar 2023 - Thu 30 Mar 2023
4 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $895.00 incl. GST
20 November
Mon 20 Nov 2023 - Thu 23 Nov 2023
4 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $895.00 incl. GST
1 April
Mon 01 Apr 2024 - Thu 04 Apr 2024
4 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $895.00 incl. GST

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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. 

Our sailing camps are ideal for kids who are keen to learn as well as have fun.

Course programme

Mon    RYA Dinghy Seamanship Skills  

AM    (10am to 1pm)

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

PM     (2pm to 5pm)

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

Tue     RYA Dinghy Seamanship Skills

AM    (10am to 1pm)

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

PM     (2pm to 5pm)

  • Off-beach seamanship exercises 
  • Capsize drill.   

Wed    RYA Dinghy Day Sailing 

AM    (10am to 1pm)

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

PM     (2pm to 5pm)

  • 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 is suitable for basic sailors who have completed our level 1 and 2, learn to sail course, or who have equivalent experience.
  • Suitable for ages 12 to 18. 
  • You should be able to swim 50 m.

What next?

  • Ask about our dinghy hire and race coaching classes. 
  • Or why not start yachting or windsurfing?