Introduction Course

Sail Training

Getting started...

RYA Start Yachting
1 live-aboard weekend

RYA Competent Crew
2 live-aboard weekends

Yachtmaster Practical
Exam Coaching live-aboard weekends

RYA Theory...

RYA Yachtmaster Theory
3 weekends 8-4pm

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
10 4-hr standalone modules

Ocean Sailing...

RYA Watch-leader

7 days 500 miles

Southport-Hamilton Is
7 days 500 miles

Hamilton Is-Southport
6 days 500 miles

6 days 500 miles

Yachtmaster Ocean Qualifier

2 weeks 1200 miles

Brazil- Trinidad
4 weeks 3000 miles

Bermuda - Dublin
4 weeks 3200 miles

* See pricing note at foot of page

Important Information

Sailing Calendar

What you get for your money

Training weekend information

Student reviews

Global Ethics

Training enquiry form

Introduction to Sailing/Start Yachting

See Calendar for dates

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: Live aboard for one weekend. This includes about 18 hours of sail training and some night time sailing.

Cost: £250/$440 AU*. Includes meals and accommodation on board overnight

Don't forget that annual club membership costs only £30/$50 AU a year and will entitle you to come on any of our low-priced members' courses

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At the end of this course, students should have the following skills

Personal Safety
• Safety equipment aboard the yacht, where it is stowed and how to use it
• One hand for yourself and one for the boat
• Suitable clothing and footwear

• Securing ropes on cleats
• coiling and care of ropes and sheets
• ability to tie :- round turn and two half hitches, reef knot and bowline

Working as a sheet hand
• Safe and correct use of winches
• Easing and hardening-in sheets

Relative Direction
• Windward / leeward
• Fore / aft / abeam/
• Ahead / astern / abeam
• Port/starboard
• Close hauled / Beam Reach / Broad Reach

The compass
• Hand Bearing compass
• Steering compass
• Taking a bearing

The Chart
• Scale, land/sea definition
• Depths
• Sign-posts of the sea - light houses, buoys and beacons

• Turning upwind / downwind
• Bearing away / luffing up
• Tacking and Gybing

More Courses

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* As a British-registered non-profit organisation, all transactions are deemed to occur in the UK and The Ocean Sailing Club charges membership and product prices in UK pounds, however the club will accept payment in the local currency of where their yacht is at the time. Currently the Club uses the rate of A$1.75=£1

Ocean Sailing

"Sydney - Southport"

12-18th June
7 days 500 miles

"Southport - Hamilton Island"

19-25th June 2021
7 days 500 miles

"Sail the Whitsundays"

3-9th July 2021
7 days of leisurely sailing

"Hamilton Island - Southport"

10-16th July
6 days 500 miles

"Southport - Sydney"

17-22nd July 2021
6 days 500 miles