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 even offering a BBQ or meal as part of the Discover Sailing Experience.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $50.00

Women’s Try Sailing Days

Enjoy a coffee in the Clubhouse after a friendly introduction to sailing on one of the clubs keelboats. The beauty of sailing is that it takes more brains than brawn. The fact is, women make AMAZING sailors and we need more women to get out on the water! So come along to one or both of our introduction sailing mornings and find out if you have what it takes to sail the Whitsundays or cruise the Greek Islands.
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadrons new Womens-only sailing program runs on the dates below between 10:00am – 12:00am.

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 12pm. Book
Thursday 17 January 2019, 10am to 12pm. Book
Wednesday 23 January 2019, 10am to 12pm. Book

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

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

Length: 12 hours

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

Pre Requisites: 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.

Length: 12 hours

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

Pre Requisites: 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.

Length: 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.

Pre Requisites: 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.

Questions?

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

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