Category: Training

Training starts, stops and now Springs!

Hi it’s Leigh from Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy. We had a very promising start back to sail training this July with a series of new Keelboat “Start Crewing” courses. Four new sail training courses started on the weekend of Saturday 4 th and 5 th July 2020.Fourteen new recruits were enrolled plus two existing […]

Coastal Navigation Course October 2020 dates released

For October 2020 course dates & details visit https://www.rmys.com.au/coastal-navigation/ Our Coastal Navigation course is essential for any crew person participating in coastal or offshore yachting. It is considered mandatory for anyone who wishes to become a skipper and extend their boating adventures beyond protected waters. You will learn about chart plotters, the Automatic Identification System (AIS), […]

Marine Radio Course dates released

NEWS from RMSTA: New marine radio courses added for July and September 2020. Limited numbers and places due to Covid-19 – book early. The Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy conducts a number of shore based marine courses throughout the year, including International Marine Radio Certificates and Coastal Navigation. These courses are available to the public, all boating enthusiasts and members & friends […]

Sail Training Course Update

Check out some photos of Leigh’s students over the weekend learning to sail with RMSTA.  Thank you Petrina for taking them. New course dates for Marine Radio and Coastal Navigation have been released by Leigh this morning for both July & October. However, scheduled dates for July may now be subject to change due to […]

Keelboat Sail Training Courses recommence July 4th | Register Now

Exciting announcement from Chief Training Instructor, Leigh Brennan-Smith with news his sail training courses due to recommence on Saturday 4th July, 2020. Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy advises that adult keelboat sail training will recommence from Saturday  4th July 2020 for a maximum of four persons plus the instructor with social distancing and other health […]

Training Course update from RMSTA

Alongside the Squadron, the Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy has been affected by Covid – 19. Critically Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron has suspended regular sailing and clubhouse operations. The Sailing Academy has also been closed with sail courses suspended. With no training income flowing, several our sailing instructors (including myself) have been supported by the Job Keeper program. The Squadron has also been generous and provided business support to the Academy through this time.

Interest in sailing remains. Whilst the phone and internet enquiries for learning to sail were few in late March, the last four weeks has seen sharp increase in the number of enquiries to the Sailing Academy about getting into sailing. The overwhelming desire from prospective sailors is to get outside and on the water. Personally, I think we may all be pleasantly surprised at the renewed interest people will show towards SAILING AS A LOCAL ADVENTURE SPORT, which may have been overlooked in recent years in favour of more extreme sports and focus on overseas travel. The opportunity of te….

Club Race Officer – Online Video Seminar

Monday, July 6, 20206pm – 9.30pm Become an accredited Club RO via Australian Sailing’s FREE online seminar.  Please note all events leading up to this date have sold out, so we suggest you register quickly. For full details and registration links click hereView event details via facebook Or to view all course dates click here

Information regarding COVID-19 Virus

Note to Members (16032020) Member’s Bar and hospitality closed until further notice Office will remain open with limited staff Twilight Sailing will continue on Wednesday 18th March All sailpasses must be purchased online, and only purchase a sailpass if you have a boat to sail on already. We cannot organise boats for sailpass visitors. RMSTA […]

Keelboat Helm and Spinnaker courses commence Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March

Interested in learning to improve your sailing skills? Know the basics of sailing but would like to learn how to helm or fly a spinnaker? Why not try one of our keelboat helming courses or keelboat spinnaker courses. Please contact Leigh or Robyn on 9534 0059 training@rmys.com.au or visit  Helming and spinnaker course webpage for […]

Start sailing dinghies Level 2- Commences

Your Discover Sailing journey continues as you master all of the fundamental dinghy sailing skills. You will be equipped to sail your dinghy on your own voyages of discovery outside of the St Kilda harbour on Port Phillip. This course is aimed at sailors who have completed Start Sailing 1, or have some sailing experience. […]