Start Sailing

Sailing School – Start Sailing 1 and 2

Black Rock Yacht Club runs a combined Start Sailing 1 and 2 course with a minimum of 21 hours training. The course is aimed at adults and teenagers. The course is designed to be fun and has a strong social element to it which includes cruising to local cafes. Our qualified instructors are enthusiastic club members with many years sailing experience that quickly bring students to a level of sailing where they demonstrate confidence in their sailing abilities.

You will learn how to rig a dinghy, the basics of manouvering it around in relation to the wind and waves, how to deal with the close proximity of other boats and how to right the boat after a capsize. During the course there will be theory sessions and on water sessions. As the course progresses your confidence will build so that you are comfortable sailing in most conditions. Once you learn the techniques of sailing, you'll never loose it and can be translated to any size yacht. At the completion of the course participants will be certified as a competent beginner sailor and receive a certificate authorised by Yachting Victoria.

Black Rock has a fleet of ten well maintained pacer dinghies for you to use. We also supply life jackets.


When: Check out our enrolment dates to find out when our next course is running!

Cost: Cost: $390, which includes a membership of the club in the appropriate age category.

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click the link below to view the Learn to Sail Manual:

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Sailing School

Details for Black Rock's exciting training program, covering all needs from beginner to elite sailors.  Click the link to learn about current enrolments > Read more.

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Note Presentation Date change

16 June 2018



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