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

  • Learn all the basic skills and spend a weekend aboard with us! Live-aboard: minimum 2 day live-aboard (overnight) course; includes a Social (Graduate) Club Race. Timing: 9am Saturday – 4pm Sunday. Price: $695.We recommend the RYA Competent Crew Course handbook $29 and RYA Logbook $20.
    • Dates: July 6-7, 20-21
    • August 10-11
    • September 7-8, 21-22, 28-29
    • October 5-6 (Labour Day Weekend), 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
    • November 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-1 December
    • December 7-8, 14-15
    • 2020 January 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 (including Australia Day Activities!)
    • February 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-March 1
    • March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

    See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts!

RYA Competent Crew Live-aboard Courses

Live-aboard: minimum 5 days training required, can include any RYA Start Yachting Course towards 5 days.

2 Day Course:

  • Price: $695 for one course, or $1995 for three courses including 3 Club Races.
  • We also recommend the Competent Crew Course handbook $29 and RYA Logbook for $20.
    • Dates: July 6-7, 20-21
    • August 10-11
    • September 7-8, 21-22, 28-29
    • October 5-6 (Labour Day Weekend), 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
    • November 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-1 December
    • December 7-8, 14-15
    • 2020 January 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 (including Australia Day Activities!)
    • February 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-March 1
    • March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
  • See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts!

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Competent Crew Course handbook $29 and RYA Logbook for $20.
  • Dates: September 14-16, October 5-7 (Labour Day Weekend), November 2-4, November 30-December 2
  • 2020 January 4-6, 25-27 (including Australia Day Activities!), February 1-3, February 29-March 2, March 28-30

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Competent Crew Course handbook $29 and RYA Logbook for $20.
  • Dates: October 5-9 (Labour Day Weekend), November 16-20, December 7-11, 27-31 (finish 4pm NYE)
  • 2020 January 25-29 (including Australia Day Activities!), February 15-19, March 14-18
  • + Check out our Offshore Program for adventure sailing from July-September

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course

Classroom Intensive: Duration: 5 Days. Timing: 9am-5pm. Price: $1095 including course kit and charts +$50 for nav gear if required.

  • Dates: September 30-October 4, December 2-6
  • 2020 February 10-14

Online: Price: $650

RYA Day Skipper Live-aboard Course

Live-aboard: minimum 5 days practical training required.

We strongly recommend completing the Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course as a prerequisite.

2 Day Course:

  • Price: $695 for one course, or $1995 for three courses including 3 club races.
  • We also recommend the Day Skipper Practical Course handbook $29 and RYA Logbook for $20.
      • Dates: July 6-7, 20-21
      • August 10-11
      • September 7-8, 21-22, 28-29
      • October 5-6 (Labour Day Weekend), 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
      • November 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-1 December
      • December 7-8, 14-15
      • 2020 January 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 (including Australia Day Activities!)
      • February 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-March 1
      • March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
    • See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts!

    3 Day Course:

    • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Day Skipper Practical Course handbook $29 and RYA Logbook for $20.
    • Dates: September 14-16, October 5-7 (Labour Day Weekend), November 2-4, November 30-December 2
    • 2020 January 4-6, 25-27 (including Australia Day Activities!), February 1-3, February 29-March 2, March 28-30

     

  • 5 Day Course:
    • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Day Skipper Practical Course handbook $29 and RYA Logbook for $20.
    • Dates: October 5-9 (Labour Day Weekend), November 16-20, December 7-11, 27-31 (finish 4pm NYE)
    • 2020 January 25-29 (including Australia Day Activities!), February 15-19, March 14-18
    • + Check out our Offshore Program for adventure sailing from July-September

    See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory Course

Classroom Intensive: Duration: 6 Days. Timing: 9am-5pm. Price: $1495 including course kit plus $50 navigation gear if required.

  • 2 x 3 Day blocks. Dates: September 20-22 & 27-29, November 1-3 & 8-10
  • 2020 January 10-12 & 17-19, February 28-1 March & March 6-8

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

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased Theory Course

Suitable for Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.

Classroom Intensive: Contact Katy on 02 9327 1166 or training@eastsail.com.au for more information.

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

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical (training for Yachtmaster candidates)

Live-aboard: minimum 5 consecutive days practical training required.

We strongly recommend completing the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Theory Course as a prerequisite.

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Day Skipper Practical Course handbook $29 and RYA Logbook $20.
  • Dates: October 5-9 (Labour Day Weekend), November 16-20, December 7-11, 27-31 (finish 4pm NYE)
  • 2020 January 25-29 (including Australia Day Activities!), February 15-19, March 14-18
  • + Check out our Offshore Program for adventure sailing from July-September

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster 4 day prep course plus exam

  • Suitable for Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.
    • Timing: 4 days training, 1 day to revise then 2 day assessment with an RYA examiner $1795.
    • Dates: September 30-October 6, 2020 March 9-15

    Contact Katy on 02 9327 1166 or training@eastsail.com.au for more information.

RYA Cruising Instructor Qualifying and Revalidation Courses

Candidates must hold RYA Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean certificate. This qualification allows the candidate to instruct RYA courses up to Day Skipper level. Dates: TBA Timing: 5 days $1795.

Contact Katy on 02 9327 1166 or training@eastsail.com.au for more information.

RYA Instructor Courses

Shorebased

  • Teaching in the Classroom Course – Thursday 11th July
  • Navigation Instructor Course – Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July
  • Radar Instructor Course – Monday 15th July
  • SRC Assessors Course – Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th July

Practical

  • Yachtmaster Instructor Sail Qualifying Course – 4th-8th June
  • Powerboat Instructor Pre-assessment and Qualifying Course – 7th, 8th-10th July
  • Yachtmaster Instructor Sail Qualifying Course – starting 8pm 18th July to 23rd July (4pm)
  • Yachtmaster Cruising Instructor Trainer Revalidation Course –19th July
  • Cruising Instructor Trainer Course (invitation only) – 20th July to 24th July
  • Yachtmaster Instructor Sail Revalidation Course – starting 8pm 23rd July to 25th July (4pm)
  • Yachtmaster Instructor Power Revalidation Course – 25th July runs from 9am – 10pm
  • Yachtmaster Instructor Sail Qualifying Course – starting 8pm 13th October – 18th October
  • Yachtmaster Instructor Sail Revalidation Course – starting 8pm 18th October – 20th October

Contact Katy on 02 9327 1166 or training@eastsail.com.au for more information.

Learn to Sail Packages

Competent Crew Package $1995

Includes RYA Start Yachting & Competent Crew Courses as 3 x 2 Day live-aboard courses and 3 EastSail club races.

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 live-aboard courses (reduce the cost by $375 if 1 x 5 day course taken instead), and an additional club race (5 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 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 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.

Australian Sailing Crew & Helm Course

Learn all the basic skills and spend a weekend aboard with us!

This course is taught over two weekend days, timing is 10am-4pm each day. Age minimum is 18 years with reasonable fitness and agility. Cost: $495 per person or $2,200 for a group of 5.

  • Dates: October 5-6 (Labour Day Weekend), 19-20, November 9-10, 23-24, December 7-8.
  • 2020 January 4-5, 18-19, February 8-9, 22-23, March 7-8, 21-22

Offshore Program: Racing & Adventure Sailing 2019

Join us from July to September with our Offshore Program including Racing, Milebuilders and RYA Courses.

Sydney to Gold Coast Race July 27 – 30 $1,050pp
Gold Coast to Airlie Beach 1-6 Aug $1,050pp
Airlie Beach Race Week Aug 8 – 15 $1,500pp
Hamilton Is. Race Week Aug 17 – 24 $1,900pp
Hamilton Is. to Brisbane Race Aug 26 – Sep 1 $1,050pp
Brisbane to Sydney Sep 3- 9 $1,050pp

Contact Katy on 02 9327 1166 or training@eastsail.com.au for more information.

Sydney Club Race

October to March; Monday Twilights, Wednesday Afternoon and Twilights, Friday Twilights

April to September; Saturday Afternoons

Club Racing rates are valid to March 2021.

Note: Prices, dates and times can change without notice.

Individual (min. age 18)                    $150.00

Couple (two adults)                           $280.00

Group (6 persons, min. age 13)     $550.00

 

German, Chinese of Greek guide/coach                      $150.00

Drinks aboard (soft drinks &sports drinks)                 $10.00 pp

Lunch pack (sandwiches and fruit)                                $20.00 pp

Rates includes: GST, visit and tour of the Yacht Club afterwards, wet weather jackets, sunblock and complimentary drink (beer, wine or soft drink) at Race Presentation.

Please wear comfortable clothing and soft, non-marking shoes.

Racing is conducted in all weather and we do not provide refunds, sorry. If racing is abandoned by the Club, we will provide a full refund or offer a cruise instead.

Contact Joe on 02 9327 1166 or joe.goddard@eastsail.com.au for more information.

Social Club Racing (EastSail Graduates)

Summer Series: October – March

Winter Series: April – September

NEW CHECK IN TIME: 1 pm, 1.15 pm on water and 1.30pm race start

$60.00 pp or 10 races for $580.00 (Discount Race Ticket)

Debrief, drinks and nibbles provided on return

Runs weekly for previous EastSail Students

Breaks for Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks

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

Contact Katy on 02 9327 1166 or training@eastsail.com.au to book!

Sails & Ales

  • Coinciding with the Social Club Racing, offered as a weekly invitation for friends and family of EastSail Graduates to experience sailing!
  • Summer Series: October – March
  • Winter Series: April – September
  • Check in at 1pm, 1.15 pm on water and 1.30pm race start – $95pp (non-EastSail Graduate) includes debrief, drinks and nibbles provided on return. Take advantage of our $50 rebate towards any course if you book within 2 weeks of Sails and Ales! Contact Katy on 02 9327 1166 or training@eastsail.com.au for more information.

Spinnaker Course

  • Price: $395pp bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks.
    • Dates: October 13, November 16
    • 2020 January 12, February 1, March 1

Private Sailing Tuition

  • Available most days on request, contact Katy on 02 9327 1166 or training@eastsail.com.au to book!
    • $95 per hour for theory classes (up to 2 people)
    • $795 for 3 hours practical onboard lesson (1-2 people)
    • $895 for 3 hours practical onboard lesson (3-5 people)
    • $175 per hour for 1 person docking lesson

Docking and Berthing

  • Timing: One hour private lesson, Price: $175, available most days on request (1 person)

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Online Course

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

Powerboat 1 day, NSW motor boat licence course

Australian Sailing Start Powerboating certificate is equivalent to NSW Boat Licence

  • Price: $395. Timing: 9am to 4pm.
  • Dates: July 13, August 24, September 21, October 5, November 2 or 23, December 14
  • 2020 January 11, February 1 or 15 or 29, March 14 or 28

Mandarin course available with advance notice for minimum 3 people.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 and ICC (Power) up to 10m

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate is equivalent to NSW Boat Licence and ICC (Power) up to 10m

  • Price: $725. Timing: 9am to 4pm each day
  • Dates: July 13-14, August 24-25, September 21-22, October 5-6 (Labour Day Weekend), November 2-3 or 23-4, December 14-15
  • 2020 January 11-12, February 1-2 or 15-16 or 29- March 1, March 14-15 or 28-29

Marine First Aid Course

  • Timing: 8am-6:30pm. Price: $350 Dates: September 13, November 15, December 13

RYA Diesel Engine Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350 July 18, September 19, November 21, December 19

STCW10

5 Day Course: Price: $1990, Dates: July 8-12, September 9-13, November 11-15

2 Day Revalidation Course: Price: $950, Dates: July 8-9, September 9-10, November 11-12

Marine Radio Operators Course

  • Timing: 9am-5:30pm, Price $350
  • July 16, September 17, November 19, December 17.

RYA Radar Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350
  • July 17, September 18, November 20, December 18.

Sea Safety and Survival Course

2 Day Course: Timing: 8am-5:30pm, Price: $599. Dates: July 13-14, September 14-15, November 16-17 and 23-24, December 14-15.

1 Day Revalidation Course (Must have previously held a SSSC certificate): Timing: 8am-5:30pm, Price: $450. Dates: July 14, September 15, November 17 and 24, December 15.

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.