Learn to sail with us!

Step 1A: Start Crewing

This is the exciting first step on the Australian Sailing Keelboat training pathway. You will begin to familiarise yourself with the vessel and the responsibilities associated with being a crew member. Your experienced Instructor will introduce you to the basics of sailing on a small boat, including boat handling, safety and sailing theory. You will cover basic sailing terminology and rules, basic knots, tacking and gybing and man overboard recovery. All of our instructors are qualified by Australian Sailing with years of experience.

We will provide life jackets, don’t forget to bring sun safe clothing, sun cream, wear non marking shoes and take a bottle of water.

For this course no experience is necessary, so come along and enjoy sailing here in Manly, one of the best locations to sail in the world!

What you need to know

  • Duration of the course – 12 hours (spread over two 6 hour sessions)

  • Whats sailing skills are needed – no experience needed

  • What you need to bring – quick dry clothing, sun protection, hat and shoes to sail in

  • What age groups? – from 18 years of age upwards

  • Price – $550

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Step 1B: Start Helming

Now that you’ve learn’t the role of a crew member you are ready to take on the next challenge, steering the boat. This Start Helming course is designed to develop both your theory and practical skills to be able to confidently take control of the helm.  Throughout this course we will cover preparation of the boat, helming, trim on all points of sail and recovery of man overboard whilst at the helm. The course is run on a small keelboat, Aqualuna, our 24ft keelboat to help you build up your confidence at the helm quickly. It’s the ideal introduction to the basics of steering a boat and will equip you with the key responsibilities of being a helmsperson.

We will provide life jackets, don’t forget to bring sun safe clothing, sun cream, wear non marking shoes and take a bottle of water.

What you need to know

  • Duration of the course – 12 hours (spread over two 6 hour sessions)

  • Whats sailing skills are needed – no experience needed

  • What you need to bring – quick dry clothing, sun protection, hat and shoes to sail in

  • What age groups? – from 18 years of age upwards

  • Price – $550

BOOK NOW