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Courses

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  • Holiday Program
    • 01:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $290 SYC Member
        Places available : 3
      • Monday, December 11, 2017
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Thursday, December 14, 2017
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Friday, December 15, 2017
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 6
      • Monday, December 18, 2017
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, December 20, 2017
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, December 21, 2017
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, December 22, 2017
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 01:00 PM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $290 SYC Member
        Places available : 9
      • Monday, December 18, 2017
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Wednesday, December 20, 2017
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Thursday, December 21, 2017
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
      • Friday, December 22, 2017
        01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$200 NM  $200 SYC Member
        Places available : 7
      • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, December 28, 2017
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, December 29, 2017
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$260 NM  $260 SYC Member
        Places available : 7
      • Tuesday, January 02, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, January 03, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, January 04, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, January 05, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 7
      • Monday, January 08, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, January 11, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, January 12, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 9
      • Monday, January 15, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, January 18, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, January 19, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$260 NM  $260 SYC Member
        Places available : 8
      • Monday, January 22, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, January 25, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$260 NM  $260 SYC Member
        Places available : 9
      • Tuesday, April 03, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, April 04, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, April 05, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, April 06, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 9
      • Monday, April 09, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Thursday, April 12, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Friday, April 13, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Weekend Program
    • 09:00 AM
      • CLICK TO BOOK$320 NM  $320 SYC Member
        Places available : 9
      • Saturday, February 03, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Saturday, February 10, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Saturday, February 17, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Saturday, February 24, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Saturday, March 03, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Saturday, March 17, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      • Saturday, March 24, 2018
        09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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