Adult Discover & Learn Sailing

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron is a family-orientated club and an accredited Discover Sailing Centre that offers courses and opportunities for all skill levels, from beginners to the experienced sailor. The club actively encourages participation and is committed to passing on the skills needed to sail a boat as well as the sportsmanship that goes with it.

The following opportunities are available:

Adult Discover Sailing Introduction:

21 December 2019, 9am-11.30am

Adult Learn to Sail – Keelboat Start Crewing:
 
Complete 3 day course: December 1, 8 and 15, 2019  Book here

Adult Learn to Sail – Keelboat Start Racing: 
Complete 3 day course: February 2, 9 and 16, 2020 Book here

Try sailing for the first time.

Discover Sailing for Adults is an opportunity to experience sailing at BYS. You are welcome to join us at any time during this sailing introduction; join us for half an hour or stay for the 2 hour introduction. You do not require any sailing experience. Afterwards you can enjoy the great social environment of the club. At the end of your introduction you will have been introduced to sailing at BYS and provided information on opportunities and activities available at BYS to enable you to continue your participation in sailing.

BYS will provide all equipment and qualified Australian Sailing Instructors will be sailing with you.
Come dressed for the weather, in comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.  

Please register your interest to assist with planning our sailing for you!

Duration: Up to 2 hours
Cost: Free

Next course dates:
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 9am – 11.30am: Register here
Saturday 21st December 2019, 9am – 11.30am: Register here

An introduction to the basics of sailing on a small boat, including boat handling, safety and sailing theory.

Duration: 12 hours

Outcome: An introduction to sailing and boat handling, safety and sailing theory

Prerequisites: Water-confident

Who should do this course: Anyone wanting to learn the basic fundamentals of sailing without getting wet!

Cost: $350.00

Our next course begins on 1 December 2019, course date/times are:
Sunday 1 December 2019: 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 8 December 2019: 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 15 December 2019: 1pm – 5pm

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To book click here

This course is designed to improve your sailing skills by building on your practical and theory knowledge.

Duration: 12 hours

Outcome: Intermediate level boat-handling, sailing and safety theory.

Prerequisites: It is assumed that you have some sailing experience and more than likely will have done either Start Crewing or another sailing course previously.

Who should do this course: Those wishing to further develop their sailing skills

The Start Racing course is perfect for individuals who have a reasonable understanding

of sailing and would like learn or fine tune their racing skills.

Take your sailing to a new level 

At the end of this course you will have an understanding of:

  • Race structure
  • Racing rules
  • Advanced sail trim
  • Boat equipment
  • Balance

Cost: $350.00

Our next course begins on 2 February 2020, course date/times are:
Sunday 2 February 2020: 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 9 February 2020: 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 16 February 2020: 1pm – 5pm

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This course is designed to advance your sailing skills and safety knowledge to enable you to sail unsupervised in sheltered waters.

Duration: 12 hours

Outcome: This course really builds on the lessons learnt in Start Crewing and Helming and teaches the participant true sailing skills such as sailing without the use of a rudder, sailing on and off anchor, and starts to touch on very basic navigation.

Prerequisites: Start Helming course

Who should do this course: Anyone wishing to take charge of a small boat for a short sail in familiar sheltered waters

Cost: $350.00

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This course is designed to provide an introduction to the basics of sailing on a two-handed dinghy, including boat handling, safety, and sailing theory.

Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn the fundamental skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment. Areas covered during the course include: basic clothing and equipment selection, sailing terminology, boat launch and recovery, capsize recovery in shallow water, rigging of the boat, capsize recovery in deeper water, sail a triangular course, basic sailing rules and theory.

Duration: 12 hours

Outcome: An introduction to sailing and boat handling, safety and sailing theory. You will receive your Start Sailing 1 certification at the completion of this course.

Prerequisites: Water-confident

Who should do this course: Anyone adult wanting to learn the basic fundamentals of sailing.

Cost: $300

Boats and lifejackets are provided

Next course dates – TBC

 

Questions?

Please contact the Sailing Office if you have any questions on (03) 5988 8453 or email us

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