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.
Start Yachting is a day sailing weekend. Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air as you learn the ropes, sailing around magnificent Sydney Harbour.
- Knowledge of sea terms, parts of the yacht etc
- The use of winches and clutches
- 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.
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.
28 Dec - 29 Dec
18 Jan - 19 Jan
8 Feb - 9 Feb
11 Apr - 12 Apr
2 May - 3 May
23 May - 24 May
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.
BYO lunch and water.
- RYA Start Yachting certificate.
Before you start
No experience is needed. This course is designed for newcomers to sailing.
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.
Michael Green - Private Start Yachting Weekend
Tiffany, our instructor for the Start Yachting Course last weekend, was wonderful. The whole family had an amazing time!
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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.
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.
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