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: $655. We recommend the RYA course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: August 19-20, August 26-27, September 9-10, September 16-17, September 23-24
  • Cost $695. We recommend the RYA course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: October 7-8, October 21-22,  November 4-5, November 11-12, November 18-19, December 2-3, December 9-10, December 16-17
  • 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:  $655. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: Courses commence regularly on Saturdays and Sundays 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: $655 for one course, or $1885 for three courses. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: August 19-20, August 26-27, September 9-10, September 16-17, September 23-24
  • Cost $695 or 3 x 2 day courses $1995. We recommend the RYA course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: October 7-8, October 21-22,  November 4-5, November 11-12, November 18-19, December 2-3, December 9-10, December 16-17

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: September 30-October 2, November 25-27

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: October 11-15, November 11-15, December 2-6, December 27-31

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: November 5-9

Evening Course: Timing: 6pm-9pm, Price: $1045. Dates: Thursdays 6-9pm October 13

Online: Price: $625

RYA Day Skipper Live-aboard Course

2 Day Course:

  • Price: $655 for one course, or $1885 for three courses. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: August 19-20, August 26-27, September 9-10, September 16-17, September 23-24
  • Price $695 or $1995 for 3 x 2 day courses. We recommend the RYA course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: October 7-8, October 21-22,  November 4-5, November 11-12, November 18-19, December 2-3, December 9-10, December 16-17

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: September 30-October 2, November 25-27

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: October 11-15, November 11-15, December 2-6, December 27-31

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. Dates: November 5-9 shorebased and 11-15 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: 26-30 November

Evening Course: Timing: 6pm-9pm for 14 weeks, Price: $1095 including course kit plus $50 navigation gear if required. Dates: tba – register your interest

Online: Price: $675, plus $50 navigation gear if required

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Live-aboard Course

  • Timing: 5 days live-aboard, Price: $1595
  • Dates: October 11-15, November 11-15, December 2-6, December 27-31  + see 6 day
  • Yachtmaster exam prep course: 4 days training + 1 day exam October 16-20 $1695 + exam fees

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

  • 26-30 November (Shorebased) and 2-6 December (practical) Price $2690

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster 4 day prep course plus exam

  • Timing: 4 days training. Monday October 16th 9am till Thursday 19th 4pm with the Yachtmaster exam on Friday 20th. $1695 + exam fees.
  • Suitable for Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.

Learn to Sail Packages

Competent Crew Package $1885 if purchased before September 14, 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 an EastSail club race. Competent Crew hand book. Add $40 for the RYA handbook and log book, $195 for the Essential Navigation and Seamanship online course.

Day Skipper Package $4695

Includes the Competent Crew package above plus Day Skipper Shorebased course (reduce cost by $325 if course undertaken online), 3 x 2 day Day Skippper live-aboard course (reduce the cost by $350 if 1 x 5 day course taken instead), and an additional club race (2 in total). Handbooks, RYA log book and RYA certificates also included.

Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Package $7675

All of Competent Crew and Dayskipper packages above plus Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Shorebased and Live-aboard Courses, Sea Safety & Survival Course and either 2 day Safety and Sea Survival Course or 2 x 1 day courses of your choice (diesel, radio, first aid, spinnaker or radar). Reduce the cost by $325 if you take the online shorebased course.

RYA Courses as Adventure Sailing

  • Timing: 6-7 day courses, Price: $1595 including food aboard
    • Leg 1: Sydney – Gold Coast 25-30 July (Full)
    • Leg 2: Gold Coast – Yeppoon 2-7 August (Full)
    • Leg 3: Yeppoon – Hamilton Island 10-15 August  (Full)
    • Leg 4: Hamilton Island Race Week ( Full )
    • Leg 5: Hamilton Island – Yeppoon 22-27 Sept (Full)
    • Leg 6: Yeppoon – Gold Coast 30 Sept-5 October (Full)
    • Leg 7: Gold Coast – Sydney 8-14 October (Full)

Port Stephens Regatta Week

Register your interest now for April 2017!

Sails and Ales - Try Sailing!

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

Club Race and Dock BBQ:

  • Timing: Saturday afternoons from 1:45pm. 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:  Saturday  August 12, September 16. Then Monday twilight racing from October – March.

Weekend Lesson

  • Timing: 3 hour lesson on weekend mornings and afternoons
  • Price: $165. Dates: Available most weekends October – March.

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. No racing on 19th or 26th August.

Available to EastSail graduates only

Private Sailing Tuition

  • Price: $85 per hour for theory classes (2 people) or $595 for 3 hours practical onboard lesson (up to 2 people) or $755 (3-5 people)

Spinnaker Course

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

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, October 14, November 4, December 10

RYA Powerboat level 2 - 2 day course

Timing 9am to 4pm each day. Cost is $695. Day 1: Oct 15, Nov 4, Dec 10.  Day 2: Nov 5

Marine First Aid Course

  • Timing: 8am-6:30pm, Price: $325, Dates: September 13, November 15

RYA Diesel Engine Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $325, Dates: September 21, November 23

STCW10

5 Day Course: Price: $1990, Dates: September 11-15, November 13-17

2 Day Revalidation Course: Price: $950, Dates:  September 15-17, November 17-18

Marine Radio Operators Course

  • Timing: 9am-5:30pm, Price: $325, Dates: September 19, November 21

RYA Radar Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $325, Dates: September 20, November 22

Sea Safety and Survival Course

2 Day Course: Timing: 8:30am-5:30pm, Price: $599. Dates: September 23-24, November 25-26, December 2-3, December 9-10

1 Day Revalidation Course (Must have previously held a SSSC certificate): Timing: 8:30am-5:30pm, Price: $455. Dates: September 26, November 28, December 6

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 + $11 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 + $11 express postage for ICC handbook

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