Sailing School Course Dates and Rates

Browse our full list of sailing school course dates and rates below. For detailed information on the courses please click this link to go to our sailing school home page.

RYA Start Yachting Weekend Live-aboard Course

  • Live-aboard: 2 day live-aboard course and a club race.
  • Timing: 9am Saturday – 4pm Sunday.
  • Cost $695. We recommend the RYA Competent Crew course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates:  March 3-4 (2 spots), March 10-11 (Wait list), March 17-18, March 24-25, April 14-15, April 28-29, May 12-13, May 26-27, June 16-17, June 23-24, July 7-8, July 21-22, August 11-12, August 25-26, September 1-2, September 8-9, September 22-23
  • See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Start Yachting Part Time Course - available October -April.

  • Part time: 4 x 3 hour lessons and a club race.
  • Cost:  $695. We also recommend the Competent Crew course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: Courses commence regularly on Saturdays between October – April only. Contact us for dates.
  • See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Competent Crew Live-aboard Courses

2 Day Course:

  • Price: $695 for one course, or $1995 for three courses including 2 Club Races. We also recommend the Competent Crew course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: March 3-4 (2 spots), March 10-11 (wait list), March 17-18, March 24-25, April 14-15, April 28-29, May 12-13, May 26-27, June 16-17, June 23-24, July 7-8, July 21-22, August 11-12, August 25-26, September 1-2, September 8-9, September 22-23

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Competent Crew course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: March 31-April 2 (wait list for 2nd yacht), June 9-11, August 4-6

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates:  April 9-13, April 21-25, May 30-June 3,  + 6 day Adventure Sailing $1695 – NSW Islands Adventure July 7-12th or September 15-20th,  Whitsunday Adventure sailing Hamilton Island to Yeppoon August 27-September 1

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course

5 Day Intensive: Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $1045 including course kit and charts +$50 for nav gear if required. Dates: March 18-22

Hybrid Course: Online + 7 hours of private tuition Price: $1045

Online: Price: $650

RYA Day Skipper Live-aboard Course

2 Day Course:

  • Price: $695 for one course, or $1995 for three courses including 2 club races. We also recommend the Dayskipper course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: March 3-4 (2 spots), March 10-11 (wait list), March 17-18, March 24-25,  April 14-15, April 28-29, May 12-13, May 26-27, June 16-17, June 23-24, July 7-8, July 21-22, August 11-12, August 25-26, September 1-2, September 8-9, September 22-23

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Dayskippper course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: March 31-April 2 (wait list for 2nd yacht), June 9-11, August 4-6

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Dayskipper course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: April 9-13, April 21-25, May 30-June 3,  + 6 day Adventure Sailing $1695 – NSW Islands Adventure July 7-12th or September 15-20th,  Whitsunday Adventure sailing Hamilton Island to Yeppoon August 27-September 1

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Day Skipper PLUS Course

2 Day Course:

  • Price $695 or $1995 for 3 x 2 day courses, including 2 club races. We recommend the RYA Dayskipper course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: March 3-4 (2 spots), March 10-11, March 17-18, March 24-25, April 14-15, April 28-29, May 12-13, May 26-27, June 16-17, June 23-24, July 7-8, July 21-22, August 11-12, August 25-26, September 1-2, September 8-9, September 22-23

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025.
  • Dates: March 31-April 2 (wait list), June 9-11, August 4-6

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595.
  • Dates:  April 9-13, April 21-25, May 30-June 3,  + 6 day Adventure Sailing $1695 – NSW Islands Adventure July 7-12th or September 15-20th,  Whitsunday Adventure sailing Hamilton Island to Yeppoon August 27-September 1

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Day Skipper 10 Day Intensive - Shorebased and Live-aboard

  • Timing: 5 days shorebased and 5 days live-aboard, Price: $2640. March 18-22 theory, April 9-13 April practical

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory Course

5 Day Intensive: Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $1095 including course kit plus $50 navigation gear if required. Dates:   April 4-8

Hybrid Course: Online + 7 hours of private tuition $1095 including course kit plus $50 navigation gear if required.

Online: Price: $650, plus $50 navigation gear if required

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Live-aboard Course

5 Day Course:

  • Dates: $1595 April 9-13, April 21-25, May 30-June 3,  + 6 day Adventure Sailing $1695 – NSW Islands Adventure July 7-12th or September 15-20th,  Whitsunday Adventure sailing Hamilton Island to Yeppoon August 27-September 1
  • Yachtmaster exam prep course: 4 days training + 2 day exam date  April 23-26 + evening of 27th-29th exam $1795 + exam fees

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster 10 Day Intensive - Shorebased and Live-aboard

  • April 4-8 theory, April 5-9 or April 21-25 practical Price $2690

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster 4 day prep course plus exam

  • Timing: 4 days training and 2 days exam. Date: April 23-26 training, exam 6pm 27th – 4pm 29th. $1795
  • Suitable for Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.

RYA Cruising instructor course

  • Timing: 5 days  Date: September 2018 $1795
  • Candidates must hold RYA Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean certificate. This qualification allows the candidate to instruct RYA courses up to Dayskipper level.

Learn to Sail Packages

Competent Crew Package then $1995

Includes RYA Start Yachting course (4 x 3 hour lessons or 2 day live aboard), 2 x 2 day Competent Crew live-aboard courses and 2  EastSail club races. Competent Crew hand book. Add $40 for the RYA handbook and log book, $225 for the Essential Navigation and Seamanship online course.

Day Skipper Package $4895

Includes the Competent Crew package above plus Day Skipper Shorebased course (reduce cost by $375 if course undertaken online), 3 x 2 day Day Skippper live-aboard course (reduce the cost by $375 if 1 x 5 day course taken instead), and an additional club race (3 in total). Certificates included. Shorebased course kit and charts included. Handbooks and log book additional.

Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Package $8995

Includes the Competent Crew and Dayskipper Packages plus 2 day Dayskipper Plus  course,  Coastal /Yachtmaster Shorebased course, 5 day Coastal Skipper live-aboard Course, 2 day Sea Safety & Survival Course and  2 x 1 day courses of your choice (diesel, radio, first aid, spinnaker or radar). Reduce the cost by $375 if you take the online shorebased course instead of the classroom course. Shorebased course kit & charts included, certificates included. RYA handbooks and log book additional.

RYA Courses as Adventure Sailing 2018

NSW Islands Adventure Course Competent Crew- Dayskipper – Coastal Skipper. 6 days 7th-12th July or 15th-20th September $1695.

Whitsunday Adventure Course Hamilton Island to Yeppoon Competent Crew- Dayskipper – Coastal Skipper. 6 days 27th August – 1st September $1695.

Ocean Adventure MileBuilder Sydney to Bundaberg 10 days, 2 instructors aboard Beneteau 47.7 23rd July – 1st August $2495

Port Stephens Regatta Week

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Sails and Ales - Try Sailing!

There are 2 ways to test drive our school and discover sailing!

Club Race and Dock BBQ:

  • Price: $95 includes sailing and BBQ and we offer a $50 rebate off the cost of a course if you sign up in 7 days!
  • Dates: Monday twilight 5.30pm  March 12 or Saturday afternoons from 1.45 Sunday April 28, May 19, June 23, July 21, August 18, September 22

Weekend Lesson

  • Timing: 3 hour lesson on weekend mornings and afternoons
  • Price: $175. Dates: Available most weekends October – April.

Club Racing

Summer Series: Timing: Monday Twilights from 5:45pm. Price: $55 per race or 10 races for $500. Dates: till – March 2018.

Winter Series: Timing: Saturday Afternoons from 1:45pm, Price: $55 per race or 10 races for $500. Dates: April – September.

Available to EastSail graduates only. Others can join on Sails and Ales dates (see above)

Private Sailing Tuition

  • Price: $85 per hour for theory classes (2 people) or $695 for 3 hours practical onboard lesson (up to 2 people) or $795 (3-5 people)

Spinnaker Course

  • Timing: 9am-4pm, Price: $325, date tba

Docking and Berthing

  • Timing: One hour private lesson, Price: $175, Available most days on request

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Online Course

  • Online course. Price: $225 including kit (plus postage if required)

Powerboat 1 day, NSW motor boat licence course

Timing 9am to 4pm. Cost is $395  Saturday March 10, Saturday March 17, Saturday April 21. Mandarin course March 11 or available with advance notice.

RYA Powerboat level 2 - 2 day course

Timing 9am to 4pm each day. Cost is $725.  March 10-11 (wait list), March 17-18

Marine First Aid Course

  • Timing: 8am-6:30pm. Price: $350  Dates: April 13, June 8

RYA Diesel Engine Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350 April 19, June 14

STCW10

5 Day Course: Price: $1990, Dates: April 9-13, June 4-8

2 Day Revalidation Course: Price: $950, Dates:  Feb 2018

Marine Radio Operators Course

  • Timing: 9am-5:30pm, Price $350 April 17, June 12

RYA Radar Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350 April 18, June 13

Sea Safety and Survival Course

2 Day Course: Timing: 8:30am-5:30pm, Price: $599. Dates: April 14-15, June 9-10.

1 Day Revalidation Course (Must have previously held a SSSC certificate): Timing: 8:30am-5:30pm, Price: $455. Dates: April 20, June 15

International Certificate of Competency - ICC

1 person: Timing: Half-day assessment aboard one of our 10-12m yachts. Price: $695, available on request. Add $25 + $12 express postage for ICC handbook

2 people: Timing: Full-day assessment aboard one of our 10-12m yachts. Price: $1145, Available on request. Add $25 + $12 express postage for ICC handbook

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