Sailing School Course Dates and Rates

Browse our full list of sailing school course dates and rates below.

RYA Start Yachting Part Time Course

  • Part time: 4 x 3 hour lessons and a club race.
  • Timing: 9:30am – 12:30pm or 1:15pm – 4:15pm
  • Cost:  $655. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA log book $40.
  • Dates: Courses commence regularly on Saturdays and Sundays. Call us for details.

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

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: March 4-5, March 11-12, March 18-19, March 25-26, April 1-2, April 22-23, May 6-7, May 20-21, June 17-18

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: March 4-5, March 11-12, March 18-19, March 25-26, April 1-2, April 22-23, May 6-7, May 20-21, June 18-19

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $955. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: March 6-8, April 15-17 (Easter), May 17-21, June 10-12

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1495. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: March 4-8, April 13-17 (Easter), June 8-12

See our Learn to Sail packages below for discounts.

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course

5 Day Intensive:

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $945. Dates: TBA

Evening Course:

  • Timing: 6pm-9pm, Price: $945. Dates: TBA

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: March 4-5, March 11-12, March 18-19, March 25-26, April 1-2, April 22-23, May 6-7, May 20-21, June 17-18

3 Day Course:

  • Price: $955. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: March 6-8, April 15-17 (Easter), May 17-21, June 10-12

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1495. We also recommend the course handbook and RYA logbook for $40.
  • Dates: March 4-8, April 13-17 (Easter), June 8-12

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: April 3-7

Evening Course:

  • Timing: 6pm-9pm, Price: $1045 including course kit plus $50 navigation gear if required
  • Dates: TBA

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: March 4-8. April 13-17 (Easter), May 17-21, June 8-12

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

  • Timing: 5 days shorebased and 5 days live-aboard, Price: $2540
  • Dates: TBA

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 $350 if course undertaken online), 3 x 2 day Day Skippper live-aboard course, and an additional club race (2 in total). Handbooks, RYA log book and RYA certificates also included.

Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Package $7235

All of Competent Crew and Dayskipper packages above plus Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Shorebased and Live-aboard Courses, Sea Safety & Survival Course and 2 x 1 day courses of your choice (diesel, radio, first aid, spinnaker or radar).

RYA Courses as Adventure Sailing

  • Timing: 6-7 day courses, Price: $1595 including food aboard
    • Leg 1: Sydney – Gold Coast 25-30 July
    • Leg 2: Gold Coast – Yeppoon 1-6 August
    • Leg 3: Yeppoon – Hamilton Island 9-14 August
    • Leg 4: Hamilton Island Race Week
    • 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

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: Monday Twilights from 5:45pm. 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:  March 13 then Saturday afternoon racing from 1.45pm April-September.

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 (up to 3 people) or $755 (4-5 people).
  • Dates: Available on request

Spinnaker Course

  • Timing: 9am-4pm, Price: $255, Dats: March 26

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: March 29

RYA Diesel Engine Course

  • Timing: 9am-5pm, Price: $325, Dates: April 6

STCW10

5 Day Course:

  • Price: $1990, Dates:  March 27-31

2 Day Revalidation Course:

  • Price: $950, Dates:  March 31-April 1.

Marine Radio Operators Course

  • Timing: 9am-5:30pm, Price: $325, Dates: April 4

RYA Radar Course

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

Sea Safety and Survival Course

2 Day Course

  • Timing: 8:30am-5:30pm, Price: $599, Dates: March 25-26

1 Day Revalidation Course (Must have previously held a SSSC certificate)

  • Timing: 8:30am-5:30pm, Price: $455, Dates: April 2

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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