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: October  27-28, November 10-11 or 17-18 or 24-25, December 1-2 or 8-9 or 15-16.
  • 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: October  27-28, November 10-11 or 17-18 or 24-25, December 1-2 or 8-9 or 15-16.

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Competent Crew course handbook $29 and RYA logbook for $20.
  • Dates: November 24-26, January 2-4

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Competent Crew handbook $29 and RYA logbook for $20.
  • Dates: NDecember 27-31, January 26-30.

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: November 10-14, January 12-16.

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:  October 27-28, November 10-11, November 17-18, November 24-25, December 1-2, December 8-9, December 15-16

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $1025. We also recommend the Dayskippper course handbook $29 and RYA logbook $20.
  • Dates: November 24-26, January 2-4.

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595. We also recommend the Dayskipper course handbook $29 and RYA logbook $20.
  • Dates: December 27-31, January 26-30

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: November 3-5 and 10-12, January 19-24.

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

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical (training for Yachtmaster candidates)

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1595
  • Dates:  December 27-31, January 26-30

RYA Coastal Skipper for Yachtmaster Candidates Intensive - Shorebased and Live-aboard

  • January – contact training@eastsail.com.au for more info

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 February 4-10.
  • Suitable for Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.

RYA Cruising instructor course and other RYA instructor courses

Cruising Instructor course

  • Timing: 5 days $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 $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: July-September 2019.

Port Stephens Regatta Week

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: Winter Saturday afternoons ‘Sails and Ales’ Club Race from 1.30pm  September 22.
  • Dates: Summer Monday twilights ‘Sails and Ales’ Club Race from 5.30pm October 29.

Club Racing

Summer Series: Timing: Monday Twilights from 5:45pm. Price: $55 per race or 10 races for $500. Dates: October 22 – March.

Winter Series: Timing: Saturday Afternoons from 1:45pm, Price: $55 per race or 10 races for $500. Dates: April – September 29.

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 $695 for 3 hours practical onboard lesson (1-2 people) or $795 (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  November 3, December 1, January 3.

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.  November 3-4, December 1-2, January 3-4.

Marine First Aid Course

  • Timing: 8am-6:30pm. Price: $350  Dates: November 23, December 7.

RYA Diesel Engine Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350 November 29, December 6.

STCW10

5 Day Course: Price: $1990, Dates: November 19-23.

2 Day Revalidation Course: Price: $950, Dates: November 19-20.

Marine Radio Operators Course

  • Timing: 9am-5:30pm, Price $350 November 27.

RYA Radar Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price $350 November 28.

Sea Safety and Survival Course

2 Day Course: Timing: 8am-5:30pm, Price: $599. Dates: November 24-25, December 8-9.

1 Day Revalidation Course (Must have previously held a SSSC certificate): Timing: 8am-5:30pm, Price: $450. Dates:  November 25, December 9.

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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