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 $29 and RYA log book $20.
  • Dates: September 1-2, September 8-9, September 22-23, October 13-14, October 20-21, October 27-28, November 3-4, November 10-11, November 17-18, November 24-25
  • 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$29  and RYA logbook for $20.
  • Dates: September 1-2, September 8-9, September 22-23, October 13-14, October 20-21, October 27-28, November 3-4, November 10-11, November 17-18, November 24-25

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Competent Crew course handbook $29 and RYA logbook for $20.
  • Dates: September 29-October 1 (long weekend), January 2-4

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Competent Crew handbook $29 and RYA logbook for $20.
  • Dates: October 17-21, November 17-21, December 27-31

6 Day Adventure course: NSW Islands

  • NSW Islands Adventure: September 15-20th Price $1695 (Wait List)

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course

Classroom Intensive: 5 Days – 9am-5pm, Price: $995 including course kit and charts +$50 for nav gear if required. Dates: November 10-14, January 12-16

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 $29 and RYA logbook for $20.
  • Dates: September 1-2, September 8-9, September 22-23, October 13-14, October 20-21, October 27-28, November 3-4, November 10-11, November 17-18, November 24-25

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Dayskippper course handbook $29 and RYA logbook $20.
  • Dates: September 29-October 1 (long weekend), January 2-4

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Dayskipper course handbook $29 and RYA logbook $20.
  • Dates: October 17-21, November 17-21, December 27-31

 

  • Ocean Adventure 5 or 10 day MileBuilder: 2 instructors aboard Beneteau 47.7 10 days Yeppoon to Sydney September 4-13, $2495 OR 5 days Gold Coast to Sydney September 9-13 $1495.

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Day Skipper PLUS / Skill development

2 Day Course:

  • Price $695 or $1995 for 3 x 2 day courses, including 2 club races. We recommend the RYA Dayskipper course handbook $29 and RYA log book $20.
  • Dates: September 1-2, September 8-9, September 22-23, October 13-14, October 20-21, October 27-28, November 3-4, November 10-11, November 17-18, November 24-25

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025 Dates: September 29-October 1 (long weekend), January 2-4

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595 Dates: October 17-21, November 17-21, December 27-31

5 or 10 day Ocean Adventure MileBuilder:  2 instructors aboard Beneteau 47.7 10 days Yeppoon – Gold Coast September 4-13, $2495 OR 5 days Gold Coast to Sydney September 9-13 $1495.

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shorebased

6 Day Intensive: Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $1295 including course kit plus $50 navigation gear if required. Dates: October 12-17,  January

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

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical (training for Yachtmaster candidates)

5 Day Course:

  • Dates: $1595: October 17-21, November 17-21, December 27-31

5 or 10 day Ocean Adventure MileBuilder:  2 instructors aboard Beneteau 47.7 10 days Yeppoon  – Gold Coast September 4-13, $2495 OR 5 days  Gold Coast to Sydney September 9-13 $1495.

  • Yachtmaster exam prep course: 4 days training + 2 day exam $1795 + exam fees. October 22-28.

RYA Coastal Skipper for Yachtmaster candidates Intensive - Shorebased and Live-aboard

  • January – contact training@eastsail.com.au for more info

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster 4 day prep course plus exam

  • Timing: 4 days training, 1 day to revise then 2 day assessment with an RYA examiner $1795. Dates October 22-28, February 4-10.
  • Suitable for Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.

RYA Cruising instructor course and other RYA instructor courses

Cruising Instructor course

  • Timing: 5 days  $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 2 day RYA Start Yachting course, 2 x 2 day Competent Crew live-aboard courses and 2  EastSail club races. Competent Crew hand book. Add $49 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 $49.

Coastal Skipper Package $9195 

Includes the Competent Crew and Dayskipper Packages plus 2 day Dayskipper Plus  course, 6 day Coastal Skipper 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 $475 if you take the online shorebased course instead of the classroom course. Shorebased course kit & charts included, RYA log book and certificates included.

RYA Courses as Adventure Sailing 2018

5 or 10 day Ocean Adventure MileBuilder: 2 instructors aboard Beneteau 47.7 10 days Yeppoon to Gold Coast September 4-13, $2495 OR 5 days  Gold Coast to Sydney September 9-13 $1595.

Port Stephens Regatta Week

Register your interest now for April 2019!

Sails and Ales - Try Sailing!

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

Club Race and Post sailing snacks:

  • Price: $95 includes sailing and post race drinks and snacks and we offer a $50 rebate off the cost of a course if you sign up in 7 days!
  • Dates: Saturday afternoons ‘Sails and Ales’ Club Race 1.30 – 4.30pm  September 22 or Monday twilights from October 5.30-8pm

Club Racing

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

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), $175 ph for 1 person docking lesson.

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 Saturdays September 15, October 13, November 3, December 1

Mandarin course:  available with advance notice for minimum 3 people.

RYA Powerboat level 2 - 2 day course

Timing 9am to 4pm each day. Cost is $725. Dates: Dates: September 15-16, October 13-14, November 3-4, December 1-2

Marine First Aid Course

  • Timing: 8am-6:30pm. Price: $350  Dates: August 22, September 7, November 23, December 7

RYA Diesel Engine Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350 September 13, November 29, December 6

STCW10

5 Day Course: Price: $1990, Dates: September 3-7, November 19-23

2 Day Revalidation Course: Price: $950, Dates: September 3-4, November 19-20

Marine Radio Operators Course

  • Timing: 9am-5:30pm, Price $350 September 11, November 27

RYA Radar Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350 September 12, November 28

Sea Safety and Survival Course

2 Day Course: Timing: 8am-5:30pm, Price: $599. Dates: September 8-9. November 24-25, December 8-9

1 Day Revalidation Course (Must have previously held a SSSC certificate): Timing: 8am-5:30pm, Price: $450. Dates: September 15, November 30, December 10

International Certificate of Competency - ICC

1 person: Timing: Half-day assessment aboard one of our 10-12m yachts. Price: $795, 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: $1295, Available on request. Add $25 + $12 express postage for ICC handbook

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