Start Yachting Course - EastSail Sailing School

The perfect course for beginner sailors.

Taught on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, the RYA Start Yachting Course is the perfect place to start. This RYA sailing school course covers the fundamentals of sailing – including terminology and wind awareness and skills such as knot tying, steering and sail trimming. At EastSail, you will be at the helm right from the first lesson and be able to comfortably perform all the basic learn to sail manoeuvres of sailing by the end of the course.

Start Yachting Course Details

No previous experience required for these beginner sailing lessons! At our sailing school we will teach you everything you need to know to how to learn to sail. Our class sizes are an intimate 5 people or fewer. By the end of this course you will understand terminology and the importance of wind direction. You will also know how to rig and prepare the yachts for sailing, execute manoeuvres of tacking and gybing, understand basic right of way rules, and be able to tie a number of useful basic knots.

The RYA Start Yachting course is a 2 day course, a further 3 days are required to achieve the RYA Competent Crew Certificate.