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Learn to Sail on an Introductory Sailing Course

Introductory Learn to Sail Course Sydney

sailing courses on Sydney Harbour are a fun way to meet new people

Introductory Sailing Course for beginners who want to learn to sail and who have little or no sailing experience.  The Introductory Course covers hoisting the mainsail; unfurling the headsail; steering (turning upwind/downwind, bearing away/luffing up); safe and correct use of winches; tacking and gybing; parts of the boat; navigation marks, basic chartwork;  personal safety; coiling ropes; emergency flares; steering a compass course and knots (round turn and two half hitches, reef knot, bowline, figure of eight).

Sailing lessons in small groups of min 2 max 4 will ensure you have plenty of individual attention and guidance from your sailing instructor.  Enjoy the experience of helming a yacht for the first time and feeling the boat accelerate as you learn to trim the sails.  Contrast the excitement of sailing with the relaxation of bobbing at anchor eating lunch and discussing the morning's sail with your instructor and the other sailing school students while the kettle boils for coffee.  Enjoy using your newly acquired yachting skills during the afternoon sail back to our base at Clontarf Marina, near Manly.

TL4 Introductory Learn to Sail Course
12 hours on the water
2 x 6hrs  10am 4pm (9am - 3pm on Saturdays)
$420 per person
(includes course notes)

The 12 hours on the water for the Introductory Sailing Course usually take place over 2 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays or the course can be completed over a weekend.   Weekday sailing lessons are arranged to fit your schedule.  Sailing on Sydney Harbour midweek is much quieter than at weekends so consider taking some time off work to do your sailing lessons.  Sailing lessons during the winter months can be nicer than in summer as even at weekends, Sydney Harbour is much quieter.

All you need to bring is a sandwich and a soft drink for lunch as we are out on the water all day.  Tea and coffee are provided.  Your sailing instructor, Annie, is English so couldn't possibly last the day without a cup of English Breakfast tea!

Sailing lessons are available all year on demand both midweek and weekend.

Call or email to check if your preferred dates for sailing lessons are available.  If there are two of you it is easy to lock in dates to suit you otherwise I will endeavour to match you with others.

The next sailing course after Introductory is Competent Crew

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Yacht Charters Sydney & Sailing Lessons on Catalina 32 depart from Clontarf Marina.  (between the Spit Bridge and Manly) ,
Larger yachts depart from various CBD plocations.