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Courses Ideal for 4 to 6 Year Olds:

LITTLE TACKERS - Introduction to Optimists

Fun introduction to sailing for young children.  Sessions are conducted in safe, sheltered waters in front of the Clubhouse. Course covers rigging an Optimist, tying basic knots, games and hands-on sailing in shallow water.

Prerequisite:  No sailing experience is necessary. Participants must be able to swim and be water confident (buoyancy vest supplied).

Cost: Non-member $180, Junior Member $155 - both prices inclusive of GST (for 10 hour program)

Courses Ideal for 7 to 12 Year Olds:

TACKERS 1 - Having Fun in Optimists

First level of Australian Sailing's “Tackers” introductory learn to sail program in Optimists. Suitable for children aged 7 to 12. Course focuses on learning through fun and games tailored for enthusiastic children.

Prerequisite:  Participants must be able to swim and be water confident - buoyancy vest supplied.

Cost: Non-member $320, Junior Member $295 - both prices inclusive of GST (for 20 hour program)

TACKERS 2 - Tricks and Techniques in Optimists

Second level of Australian Sailing's “Tackers” introductory learn to sail program in Optimists. Course focuses on learning through fun and games tailored for primary school aged children. Introduces sailing close hauled, triangle and windward and return courses, roll tacking and roll gybing.

Prerequisite: Tackers 1: Having Fun, must be able to swim and be water confident, buoyancy vest supplied.

Cost: Non-member $320, Junior Member $295 - both prices inclusive of GST (for 20 hour program)

TACKERS 3 - Sailing Fast! in Optimists

Third level of Australian Sailing's “Tackers” introductory learn to sail program in Optimists. Course focuses on learning through fun and games tailored for primary school aged children. Introduces racing techniques and theory.

Prerequisite:  Tackers 1: Having Fun & Tackers 2: Tricks & Techniques, must be able to swim and be water confident, buoyancy vest supplied.

Cost: Non-member $320, Junior Member $295 - both prices inclusive of GST (for 20 hour program)

 

Courses Ideal for 12 + Year Olds:

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OutThere Sailing

OutThere Sailing is an Australian Sailing program aimed at getting 12-17-year old’s active on the water. Qualified Australian Sailing Instructors provide participants with the knowledge needed to get out and have fun with their friends safely from the very first session. Previously known as Start Sailing & Better Sailing this is a new and improved program incorporating Pacers, RS Feva’s, 420s, Paddleboards and more!

OutThere Sailing will give teenagers the flexibility & variety they want in a fun focused setting, whilst still providing them with important life skills. The key aspect of this program is to facilitate a social environment where teenagers are able to cultivate real friendships with other’s from their local area, whilst potentially igniting a love for sailing in the process. Socialisation and fun both on and off the water are paramount; club culture is inclusive of everyone and there is plenty for parents and teenagers to get involved with.

Sailing is a sport that is accessible for everybody, all equipment is provided by RFBYC so all you need to do is show up and have a good time!

Fo more information on the program contact Training Centre Principal Shelley White.

OutThere Sailing 1

OutThere Sailing 1 is a great introduction to sailing and skills required on the water with a focus on fun with friends. The program provides a wide variety of on water activities that will give you an introduction to sailing and an opportunity to experience stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing and power boating. You will learn these skills through exciting exercises and put them to good use in fun on water activities.

Prerequisite:  Participants must be able to swim and be water confident - buoyancy vest supplied.

Cost: Non-member $300, Junior Member $280 - both prices inclusive of GST (for 20 hour program)

OutThere Sailing Combined

OutThere Sailing Combined will build on the introductory skills learnt in level one for sailors to be presented with challenges and skills to master during the program. It will have the same philosophy with fun and hanging out with mates, this program will teach you skills that will make you more competent out on the water and in a position to take your friends out sailing.

Prerequisite: OutThere Sailing 1 or equivalent, must be able to swim and be water confident, buoyancy vest supplied.

Cost: Non-member $300, Junior Member $280 - both prices inclusive of GST (for 20 hour program)

 

Advanced Programs:

Sailors interested in any of the below courses should send an express of interest to Training Centre Principal Shelley White.

 

START RACING & BETTER RACING - Optimists, Lasers and Mirrors

Course is conducted subject to demand - it is designed to introduce new sailors to Club racing either as a skipper or crew. Course includes fitness preparation and planning, starting line and procedures, mark rounding rules and advanced boat handling.

Prerequisite: Better Sailing, must have good boat handling skills.

Cost: Non-member $350, Junior Member $300 - both prices inclusive of GST (for 20 hour program)

 

 

Other Programs:

Sailors interested in any of the below courses should send an express of interest to Training Centre Principal Shelley White.

 

START CREWING - Keelboat Courses in Bakewell-White 8's (BW8's)

First module in Yachting Australia's National Keelboat Scheme. Course covers introduction to boat handling, safety and sailing theory. This module is suitable for novice sailors 14 years and over who have little or no sailing experience. It will provide participants with the skills and confidence to join a keelboat crew on a regular Thursday or Saturday afternoon race. Course involves both on-water and theor sessions.

Prerequisite: Must be 14 years or over.

Cost: $400 for non-members and $350 for members. Includes use of buoyancy vest, insurance cover, Yachting Australia keelboat syllabus and log book, Introductory Keelboat Manual and course completion certificate.

 

 

Private Lessons and Courses:

PRIVATE LESSONS AND COURSES

Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, at the request of individuals, can arrange private lessons in Club owned Optimist, Pacer or Laser dinghies. Participants are also able to sail in their own boat. This flexible option is useful for sailors wishing to gain additional skills outside a structured course or are unable to attend a scheduled course due to other commitments.

Special lessons can also be customised for groups as required, this is a cost effective way to advance quickly whilst receiving one-on-one instruction.

Lessons are customised to suit the individuals needs and can be booked directly through Training Centre Principal Shelley White.

 

School Programs:

Schools interested in any of the below courses should contact Training Centre Principal Shelley White.

 

CURRICULUM OR CO-CURRICULAR BASED SAILING FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club conducts casses for school groups, either during school hours or after school.

These can include "A Taste of Sailing" option where contact time is limited, or any of the above courses. Classes can also be tailored to each group's specific needs, for example a combination of dinghy and keelboat sailing.

 

Private Lessons and Courses:

PRIVATE LESSONS AND COURSES

Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, at the request of individuals, can arrange private lessons in Club owned Optimist, Pacer or Laser dinghies. Participants are also able to sail in their own boat. This flexible option is useful for sailors wishing to gain additional skills outside a structured course or are unable to attend a scheduled course due to other commitments.

Special lessons can also be customised for groups as required, this is a cost effective way to advance quickly whilst receiving one-on-one instruction.

Lessons are customised to suit the individuals needs and can be booked directly through Training Centre Principal Shelley White.