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Dinghy Sailing Learn to Sail (Level 1 & 2)

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.

Learn to Sail DinghiesThis two day course is suitable for complete beginners as well as for improvers.  

If you are a new to sailing you will complete the level 1 course. If you have completed level 1 or have previous experience you will complete level 2. 

Start Sailing (level 1)

  • Rigging, launching and landing
  • Helming and crewing
  • Sailing upwind, tacking and the 'No go Zone'
  • Sailing downwind and gybing
  • The five essentials of sailing.
  • Capsize recovery  

By the end of the course you will know how to sail in light winds.

Start Sailing (level 2)

  • Man overboard recovery
  • Lee shore and weather shore landing and departure 
  • Quicker tacking and gybing
  • Start racing 

By the end of the course you will be getting to grips with sailing in stronger winds and be ready to start racing or hiring with friends and family.

Sailing location 

The course is based in a spectacular setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour. The club is also home to the Australian Olympic Sailing Team.

Training fleet

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. 

  • Sep
    19
    19 Sep - 20 Sep
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST
  • Sep
    30
    30 Sep - 1 Oct
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST
    Register3 places remaining
  • Oct
    4
    4 Oct - 5 Oct
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST
  • Nov
    16
    16 Nov - 17 Nov
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST
  • Dec
    28
    28 Dec - 29 Dec
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST
  • Jan
    4
    4 Jan - 5 Jan
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST
  • Jan
    6
    6 Jan - 7 Jan
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST
  • Jan
    11
    11 Jan - 12 Jan
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST
  • Jan
    18
    18 Jan - 19 Jan
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST
  • Jan
    25
    25 Jan - 26 Jan
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $495.00 incl. GST

What's included

Training, equipment, safety cover. 

Qualifications 

  • AS Level 1
  • AS Level 2

Before you start

Book the level 1 course as a complete beginner or the level 2 course if you have completed level 1 or have equivalent experience

What next?

Come and hire our sailing dinghies or join our Sunday morning classes to develop your skills 

    See also

    • Dinghy Sailing Instructor Fast Track

      The Dinghy Sail Instructor Fast-track programme is designed for basic intermediate sailors who want to progress to instructor quickly.
    • Dinghy Sailing Private Lessons

      Book a private lesson for yourself or your group and learn to sail on your own terms.
    • Dinghy Sailing Instructor Course

      This course combines training afloat with shore-based training in teaching techniques and leads to the internationally recognised RYA Instructor qualification.
    • Dinghy Sailing / Windsurf Instructor Fast Track

      The programme is designed for water sports enthusiasts who want to fast- track their progress to instructor level in two sports.
    • Hire a Sailing Dinghy

      Hire one of our sailing dinghies and get out sailing on your own terms in fabulous Middle Harbour.
    • Sail Camp

      This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the exciting sport of dinghy sailing. It is an intensive, fun packed programme for beginners
    • Dinghy Sailing Group Lessons

      Our morning sailing classes are a great way to learn to sail or improve your skills in a fantastic location with our friendly, experienced instructors.