Adult Discover 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.

Try sailing for the first time.

A Discover Sailing Experience gives you the chance to enjoy a fun two-hour sail for a minimal fee, without the technical elements of a course. Ask your partner, a group of friends or work colleagues to join you and make it a team effort. Afterwards you can enjoy the great social environment of the club , with some afternoons offering a BBQ or meal as part of the Discover Sailing Experience.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $50.00

Next Course  2 April 2019 register HERE

 

Women’s Try Sailing Days

Our Women’s Try Sailing days provide an excellent opportunity for you to experience the joy of sailing while learning the fundamentals of sailing in a fun, safe and all female environment. All experience levels are welcome.

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron’s new women-only sailing program runs on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00 noon.

Length: 2 hours
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Outcome: Social, relaxing sailing session for women of all ages – over 18 – and experience levels.
Pre Requisites: Nil
Who should do this course: Anyone wanting to learn the basic fundamentals of sailing without getting wet!
Cost: $50.00

Wednesday 16 January 2019, 10am to 12noon. Book

Thursday 17 January 2019, 10am to 12noon. Book

Wednesday 23 January 2019, 10am to 12pm. Book

Thursday 24 January 2019, 10am to 12pm. Book

Wednesday 30 January 2019, 10am to 12pm. Book

Thursday 31 January 2019, 10am to 12pm. Book

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 10am to 12pm. Book

Thursday 14 February 2019, 9am to 11pm. Book

Friday 15 February 2019, 9am to 11pm. Book

Thursday 21 February 2019, 9am to 11pm. Book

Friday 22 February 2019, 9am to 11pm. Book

Thursday 28 February 2019, 10am to 12pm. Book

Friday 1 March 2019, 10am to 12am. Book

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

Read here for more information.

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

Cost: $350.00

Read here for more information.

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

Read here for more information.

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

Saturday 9 March – Monday 11 March 2019 9:00-13:00. Register here

 

Questions?

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

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