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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.

Join a single class for a basic introduction or choose a package of classes to develop your sailing skills and achieve an Australian Sailing level 1 or 2 certificate. 

Book your friends and family on the same order to save money and increase the fun

Course content

Level 1  - 4 x 3 hours classes

  • 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  

Level 2 - 4 x 3 hours classes

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

Fantastic sailing conditions

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

The sailing environment is superb with reliable, warm sea breezes and lots great beaches to sail to.  

Instructors and boats 

Our training fleet includes Laser Pico single-handers and Laser Bahias (2/3 person dinghies with trapeze and asymmetric spinnakers.)

Our friendly, qualified instructors will guide you through the course. 


Pre-book your lessons or add your friends and family to the same order and save money. 

  • 1 lesson - $185
  • 2 lessons - $165 each
  • 3 or more - $150 each

Discount voucher for 8 lessons - $1000 (125/class) 

What's included

Instruction, equipment, safety cover.


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

Before you start

Our group lessons are suitable for novice sailors and for those with some experience who wish to improve their skills.

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.

    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.
    • 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 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 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.
    • Hire a Sailing Dinghy

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