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 also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook $40.
  • Dates: June 24-25, July 8-9 or 15-16 or 29-30, August 12-13 or 26-27, September 9-10 or 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. Call us for details.
  • 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: June 24-25, July 8-9 or 15-16 or 29-30, August 12-13 or 26-27, September 9-10 or 16-17

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $955. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: July 21-23 (wait list), September 30-October 2

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1495. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: October 11-15
  • 6 Day Adventure Sailing Courses $1595: 2-7 August Gold Coast-Yeppoon, 10-15 August Yeppoon-Hamilton Island, 22-27 September Hamilton Island-Yeppoon, 30 Sept-5 Oct Yeppoon-Gold Coast

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course

5 Day Intensive: Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $995 including course kit and charts +$50 for nav gear if required. Dates: tba

Evening Course: Timing: 6pm-9pm, Price: $995. Dates: tba – please register your interest.

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:  June 24-25, July 8-9 or 15-16 or 29-30, August 12-13 or 26-27, September 9-10 or 16-17

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $955. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: July 21-23 (wait list), September 30-October 2

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1495. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: October 11-15
  • 6 Day Adventure Sailing Courses $1595: 2-7 August Gold Coast-Yeppoon, 10-15 August Yeppoon-Hamilton Island, 22-27 September Hamilton Island-Yeppoon, 30 Sept-5 Oct Yeppoon-Gold Coast

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: $2490. Dates: TBA

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory Course

5 Day Intensive: Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $1045 including course kit plus $50 navigation gear if required. Dates: August 16-20

Evening Course: Timing: 6pm-9pm for 14 weeks, Price: $1045 including course kit plus $50 navigation gear if required. Dates: tba – register your interest

Online: Price: $625, plus $50 navigation gear if required

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Live-aboard Course

  • Timing: 5 days live-aboard, Price: $1495
  • Dates: October 11-15  + see 6 day
  • 6 Day Adventure Sailing Courses $1595: 2-7 August Gold Coast-Yeppoon, 10-15 August Yeppoon-Hamilton Island, 22-27 September Hamilton Island-Yeppoon, 30 Sept-5 Oct Yeppoon-Gold Coast

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

RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster 4 day prep course plus exam

  • Timing: 4 days training. October Monday 16th 9am till Thursday 19th 4pm with the Yachtmaster exam on Friday 20th. $1495 + exam fees.
  • Suitable for Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.

Learn to Sail Packages

Competent Crew Package $1885 

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, RYA log book and RYA certificates also included. Add $150 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
    • Leg 3: Yeppoon – Hamilton Island 10-15 August
    • Leg 4: Hamilton Island Race Week ( full )
    • Leg 5: Hamilton Island – Yeppoon 22-27 September
    • Leg 6: Yeppoon – Gold Coast 30 Sept-5 October
    • 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 June 17, July 15, 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

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

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: $245, tba

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: $195 including kit (plus postage if required)

Marine First Aid Course

  • Timing: 8am-6:30pm, Price: $325, Dates: July 5 full, new date released July 6

RYA Diesel Engine Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $325, Dates: June 29

STCW10

5 Day Course: Price: $1990, Dates:  tba

2 Day Revalidation Course: Price: $950, Dates:  tba

Marine Radio Operators Course

  • Timing: 9am-5:30pm, Price: $325, Dates:  June 27

RYA Radar Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $325, Dates:  June 28

Sea Safety and Survival Course

2 Day Course: Timing: 8:30am-5:30pm, Price: $599, Dates: June 24-25

1 Day Revalidation Course (Must have previously held a SSSC certificate): Timing: 8:30am-5:30pm, Price: $455, Dates: tba

International Certificate of Competency - ICC

1 person: Timing: Half-day assessment aboard one of our 10-12m yachts. Price: $695, available on request

2 people: Timing: Full-day assessment aboard one of our 10-12m yachts. Price: $1145, Available on request

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