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.
  • Price: $695. We recommend the RYA Competent Crew course handbook $29 and RYA log book $20.
  • Dates: March  30-31, April 6-7, 20-21 (Easter), 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, June 1-2, 8-9 (Queen’s Birthday), 15-16, 22-23, 29-30.
  • 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: March  30-31, April 6-7, 20-21 (Easter), 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, June 1-2, 8-9 (Queen’s Birthday), 15-16, 22-23, 29-30.

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Competent Crew course handbook $29 and RYA logbook for $20.
  • Dates: April 19-21 (Easter), May 4-6, June 8-10 (Queen’s Birthday).

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Competent Crew handbook $29 and RYA logbook for $20.
  • Dates: April 19-23 (Easter), May 11-15, June 8-12 (Queen’s Birthday).
  • + see adventure sailing legs July-September

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course

Classroom Intensive: 5 Days – 9am-5pm, Price: $1095 including course kit and charts +$50 for nav gear if required. Dates: April 15-18 + pre-course study

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: March 30-31, April 6-7, 20-21 (Easter), 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, June 1-2, 8-9 (Queen’s Birthday), 15-16, 22-23, 29-30.

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Dayskippper course handbook $29 and RYA logbook $20.
  • Dates: April 19-21 (Easter), May 4-6, June 8-10 (Queen’s Birthday).

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Dayskipper course handbook $29 and RYA logbook $20.
  • Dates:  April 19-23 (Easter), May 11-15, June 8-12 (Queen’s Birthday). + see Adventure Sailing July-September

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory Course

6 Day Intensive: Timing: 9am-5pm. Price: $1495 including course kit plus $50 navigation gear if required. Dates: April 5-7 and 12-14.

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

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical (training for Yachtmaster candidates)

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595
  • Dates:  April 19-23 (Easter), May 11-15, June 8-12 (Queen’s Birthday). + dee adventure sailing July-September

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 April 1-7.
  • Suitable for Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.

RYA Cruising instructor course and other RYA instructor courses

Cruising Instructor course

  • Timing: 5 days $1795. Contact training@eastsail.com.au for dates.
  • 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 $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 $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 2019

5 or 10 day Ocean Adventure MileBuilder and RYA courses: 

OFFSHORE TRAINING COURSES

Beneteau 40.7 and 47.7  (Fast Cruisers) and Peterson 50 (Fast Cruiser / Racer)

6 trainees, 2 RYA instructors                              $1,050 per leg

  • Sydney to Brisbane (approx. 500NM)             July 23 – 29
  • Brisbane to Airlie Beach (approx. 550NM)    July 31 – Aug 6
  • Hamilton Is. to Brisbane (approx. 500NM)    Aug 26 – Sept 1
  • Brisbane to Sydney (approx. 550NM)             Sept 3 – 9

OFFSHORE MILE BUILDERS

Farr 55 (High Tech Race Boat)

5-8 crew, 2 watch captains                                    $750

  • Sydney to Gold Coast Race                                July 27 – 30
  • Brisbane to Keppel Is. Race                               Aug 2 – 5

OCEAN TRAINING COURSES

Hobart to Sydney 2020 (approx. 650NM)  Jan 1 to 10    $1,500

 

OFFSHORE & OCEAN RACING PROGRAM

Sydney to Gold Coast Race July 27 – 30 $1,050
Brisbane to Keppel Is. Yacht Race Aug 2 – 5 $1,050
Airlie Beach Race Week Aug 8 – 15 $2,100
Audi Hamilton Is. Race Week Aug 17 – 24 $2,100
Sydney to Hobart Race Program Dec 16 – 30 $12,500

Register your interest now for April 2020!

Sails and Ales - Try Sailing!

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: Summer Monday Twilights, ‘Sails and Ales’ Club Race. from 5:30pm 4 March.
  • Dates: Winter Saturday afternoons ‘Sails and Ales’ Club Race from 1.45pm April 28 – September.

Club Racing

Summer Series: Timing: Monday Twilights from 5:45pm. Price: $60 per race or 10 for $600 January – March.

Winter Series: Timing: Saturday Afternoons from 1:45pm, Price: $60 per race or 10 races for $600. Dates: April – September.

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

Spinnaker Course

  • Price: $325 bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks.
  • Dates: 9am to 4pm March 24.

Private Sailing Tuition

  • Price: $95 per hour for theory classes (2 people) or $795 for 3 hours practical onboard lesson (1-2 people) or $895 (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.

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

Price: $395

Dates: 9am to 4pm April 20, May 18, June 8.

Mandarin course available with advance notice for minimum 3 people.

RYA Powerboat level 2 - 2 day course

Price: $725.

Dates: 9am to 4pm each day. April 20-21 (Easter), May 18-19, June 8-9.

Marine First Aid Course

  • Timing: 8am-6:30pm. Price: $350  Dates: May 10, July 12, September 13, November 15, December 13.

RYA Diesel Engine Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350 May 16, July 18, September 19, November 21, December 19.

STCW10

5 Day Course: Price: $1990, Dates: May 6-10, July 8-12, September 9-13, November 11-15.

2 Day Revalidation Course: Price: $950, Dates: May 6-7, July 8-9, September 9-10, November 11-12.

Marine Radio Operators Course

  • Timing: 9am-5:30pm, Price $350 May 14, July 16, September 17, November 19, December 17.

RYA Radar Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350 May 15, July 17, September 18, November 20, December 18.

Sea Safety and Survival Course

2 Day Course: Timing: 8am-5:30pm, Price: $599. Dates: May 11-12, July 13-14, September 14-15, November 23-24, December 14-15.

1 Day Revalidation Course (Must have previously held a SSSC certificate): Timing: 8am-5:30pm, Price: $450. Dates: May 12, July 14, September 15, November 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.

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