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 and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: December 9-10, December 16-17, January 6-7, January 13-14, January 20-21, January 27-28, February 3-4, February 10-11, February 17-18, February 24-25, March 3-4, March 10-11, March 24-25, April 7-8, April 14-15, April 28-29
  • 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:  $695. We also recommend the Competent Crew course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: Courses commence regularly on Saturdays 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: $695 for one course, or $1995 for three courses including 2 Club Races. We also recommend the Competent Crew course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: December 9-10, December 16-17, January 6-7, January 13-14, January 20-21, January 27-28, February 3-4, February 10-11, February 17-18, February 24-25,  March 3-4, March 10-11, March 24-25, April 7-8, April 14-15, April 28-29

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Competent Crew course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates:  January 3-5, February 17-19, March 31-April 2

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: December 27-31 (1 spot), January 22-26, February 5-9, March 3-7, March 29-April 2, April 21-25

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: January 17-21, March 18-22

Hybrid Course: Online + 7 hours of private tuition Price: $1045

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 and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: December 9-10 (wait list), December 16-17,  January 6-7, January 13-14, January 20-21, January 27-28, February 3-4, February 10-11, February 17-18, February 24-25,  March 3-4, March 10-11, March 24-25, April 7-8, April 14-15, April 28-29

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Dayskippper course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: November 25-27, January 3-5, February 17-19, March 31-April 2

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Dayskipper course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: December 2-6, December 27-31, January 22-26, February 5-9, March 3-7, March 29-April 2, April 21-25

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Day Skipper PLUS Course

2 Day Course:

  • Price $695 or $1995 for 3 x 2 day courses, including 2 club races. We recommend the RYA Dayskipper course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: December 9-10 (wait list), December 16-17, January 6-7, January 13-14, January 20-21, January 27-28, February 3-4, February 10-11, February 17-18,  February 24-25,  March 3-4, March 10-11, March 24-25, April 7-8, April 14-15, April 28-29

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025.
  • Dates: January 3-5, February 17-19, March 31-April 2

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595.
  • Dates: December 2-6, December 27-31, January 22-26, February 5-9, March 3-7, March 29-April 2, April 21-25

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: January 15th-19th shorebased, 22nd-26th 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:  November 26-30 or February 19-23 or April 6-10

Hybrid Course: Online + 7 hours of private tuition $1095 including course kit plus $50 navigation gear if required.

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

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Live-aboard Course

5 Day Course:

  • Dates: December 2-6, December 27-31, January 22-26,  February 5-9, March 3-7, March 29-April 2, April 21-25 $1595
  • Yachtmaster exam prep course: 4 days training + 2 day exam date February 3-8 2018 $1795 + exam fees

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

  • 26-30 November (Shorebased) and 2-6 December (practical)  or January 17-21 (Shorebased) and 22-26 (Practical) Price $2690

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster 4 day prep course plus exam

  • Timing: 4 days training and 2 days exam. Date: Feb 3-8, 2018 $1795
  • Suitable for Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.

RYA Cruising instructor course

  • Timing: 5 days  Date: September 2018 $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 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 $40 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.

Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Package $8995

Includes the Competent Crew and Dayskipper Packages plus 2 day Dayskipper Plus  course,  Coastal /Yachtmaster 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 $375 if you take the online shorebased course instead of the classroom course. Shorebased course kit & charts included, certificates included. RYA handbooks and log book additional.

RYA Keel boat training

  • Timing: 4 x 3 hour lessons at Beginner, Intermediate, Racing, Spinnaker or Performance level.
  • Courses commence in 2018

RYA Windsurfing courses

  • Timing: 4 x 3 hour lessons at Beginner, Intermediate, and Racing/ Performance level.
  • Courses commence in 2018

RYA Courses as Adventure Sailing 2017 and 2018

  • Timing: 5-6 day courses, Price: $1645 including food aboard
  • July-September 2018

Port Stephens Regatta Week

Register your interest now for April 2018!

Sails and Ales - Try Sailing!

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

Club Race and Dock BBQ:

  • 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: Monday twilight 5.30pm October 30, November 27, December 18, January 15, February 12, March 12

Weekend Lesson

  • Timing: 3 hour lesson on weekend mornings and afternoons
  • Price: $175. 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: 23rd October – March.

Winter Series: Timing: Saturday Afternoons from 1:45pm, Price: $55 per race or 10 races for $500. Dates: April – 23rd 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 $595 for 3 hours practical onboard lesson (up to 2 people) or $755 (3-5 people)

Spinnaker Course

  • Timing: 9am-4pm, Price: $325, January 3

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 November 4, December 10

RYA Powerboat level 2 - 2 day course

Timing 9am to 4pm each day. Cost is $725.  Dec 10-11

Marine First Aid Course

  • Timing: 8am-6:30pm. Price: $350  Dates: February 9, April 13, June 8

RYA Diesel Engine Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $325 November 30, $350 February 15, April 19, June 14

STCW10

5 Day Course: Price: $1990, Dates: February 5-9, April 9-13, June 4-8

2 Day Revalidation Course: Price: $950, Dates:  Feb 2018

Marine Radio Operators Course

  • Timing: 9am-5:30pm, Price $350, February 13, April 17, June 12

RYA Radar Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350, February 14, April 18, June 13

Sea Safety and Survival Course

2 Day Course: Timing: 8:30am-5:30pm, Price: $599. Dates: November 25-26, December 2-3, December 9-10, February 10-11, April 14-15, June 9-10.

1 Day Revalidation Course (Must have previously held a SSSC certificate): Timing: 8:30am-5:30pm, Price: $455. Dates: November 28, December 6, February 16, April 20, June 15

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 + $12 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 + $12 express postage for ICC handbook

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