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Courses

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  • Holiday Program
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$270 NM  $270 SYC Member
        Places available : 10
      • Monday, September 24, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, September 27, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$270 NM  $270 SYC Member
        Places available : 4
      • Monday, September 24, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, September 27, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$270 NM  $270 SYC Member
        Places available : 2
      • Monday, September 24, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, September 27, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$200 NM  $200 SYC Member
        Places available : 3
      • Monday, September 24, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, September 27, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 01:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$270 NM  $270 SYC Member
        Places available : 10
      • Monday, September 24, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Thursday, September 27, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    • 01:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$270 NM  $270 SYC Member
        Places available : 5
      • Monday, September 24, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Thursday, September 27, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    • 01:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$270 NM  $270 SYC Member
        Places available : 5
      • Monday, September 24, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Thursday, September 27, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    • 01:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$200 NM  $200 SYC Member
        Places available : 5
      • Monday, September 24, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Thursday, September 27, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 10
      • Monday, October 01, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 04, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, October 05, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 5
      • Monday, October 01, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 04, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, October 05, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 4
      • Monday, October 01, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 04, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, October 05, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$240 NM  $240 SYC Member
        Places available : 5
      • Monday, October 01, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 04, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, October 05, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 01:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 10
      • Monday, October 01, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 04, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Friday, October 05, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    • 01:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 5
      • Monday, October 01, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 04, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Friday, October 05, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    • 01:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 5
      • Monday, October 01, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 04, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Friday, October 05, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    • 01:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$240 NM  $240 SYC Member
        Places available : 5
      • Monday, October 01, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Thursday, October 04, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Friday, October 05, 2018
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Introduction to Bareboat Cruising
    • 06:30 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$120 NM  $120 SYC Member
        Places available : 9
      • Monday, October 22, 2018
        06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
      • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
        06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
      • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
        06:30 PM to 09:30 PM
  • One Day Course
  • Powerboat Handling
    • 06:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$340 NM  $280 SYC Member
        Places available : 2
      • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
        06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
      • Saturday, September 15, 2018
        08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
      • Sunday, September 16, 2018
        08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
    • 06:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$340 NM  $280 SYC Member
        Places available : 8
      • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
        06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
      • Saturday, December 15, 2018
        08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
      • Sunday, December 16, 2018
        08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Season Pass
  • Self Study
  • Two Day Course

This Course is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to Dinghy sailing for complete beginners.  The Course includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge.

Junior Start Sailing

Sailors Competencies

When I’m on the water I can……

  • Dress for the conditions including the right PFD, sunscreen, hat and footwear
  • Swim 50 meters in a PFD
  • Right a capsized boat
  • Leave and return back to the beach
  • Be towed around behind a rescue boat
  • Avoid other boats
  • Recognise the ‘no go zone’
  • Reach around a figure of 8 and a sausage course
  • Stop my boat and get it going again
  • Pull my mainsheet in without using my teeth!
  • Steer using my tiller extension when I’m paddling or being towed
  • Tack my boat facing forward and changing my hands behind my back

And when I’m on shore I can……

  • Name the main parts of my boat
  • Tie a ‘figure of 8’ knot
  • Identify where the wind is coming from
  • Rig and derig my boat with assistance