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Start Yachting

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.

Try YachtingStart Yachting is a day sailing weekend. 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 unberthing
  • Safety systems on board.

Friendly professional instruction

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 in a spectacular location at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney. You will learn to sail on beautiful Sydney Harbour where the wind is generally warm and consistent.  

Private group

Arrange your own group of up to five, and pay for four places.

Book ahead to save money

To complete the RYA Competent Crew certificate you will need to book two live-aboard 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.

  • Aug
    24
    24 Aug - 25 Aug
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    Register2 places remaining
  • Sep
    14
    14 Sep - 15 Sep
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    Register4 places remaining
  • Oct
    5
    5 Oct - 6 Oct
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    Register2 places remaining
  • Oct
    26
    26 Oct - 27 Oct
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
    Register4 places remaining
  • Nov
    16
    16 Nov - 17 Nov
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
  • Dec
    7
    7 Dec - 8 Dec
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
  • Dec
    28
    28 Dec - 29 Dec
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
  • Jan
    18
    18 Jan - 19 Jan
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST
  • Feb
    8
    8 Feb - 9 Feb
    2 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $595.00 incl. GST

What's included

Personal Flotation Device (PFD), tuition, certification and logbook (if required). 

Our training yachts have an enclosed bathroom on board.

We can provide your wet weather clothing if you need it. 

Catering 

BYO lunch and water. 

Qualifications

  • 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.

    See also

    • Competent Crew Weekend

      Learn to sail in style on Sydney Harbour. This is a fully catered live aboard sailing weekend on board one of our fast, comfortable 40 foot training yachts.
    • Essential Navigation and Seamanship - Online

      This self paced online course provides a beginner's introduction to the navigation theory and safety knowledge required to go boating safely at sea.
    • Competent Crew Week - Luxury Yacht

      Learn to sail in comfort and style on a stunning yacht in a spectacular location. The course is designed for novice sailors who would like to become useful and active crew members.
    • Competent Crew - 5 days

      This live-aboard course provides a comprehensive introduction to yachting and leads to a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) certificate. The course is designed for novice sailors who would like to become useful and active crew members.