Start Sailing 1

We offer a full range of dinghy sailing courses. Our location at St Kilda is ideal for dinghy sailing with beach launching, a sheltered harbour on Port Phillip and consistent sea breezes. Whether you have never sailed before, or if you have lots of experience but are just looking to hone specific skills, there is a course for you. These group lessons are suitable for young people 12 years and up, and adults of all ages. For youth and adult dinghy training we use Pacer & Quest dinghies.. These modern Quest dinghies from the UK can carry up to four people and are fitted with both asymmetric and symmetric spinnakers.
For more information contact Colin at the Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy on 03 9534 0227, or email: boating@rmys.com.au

Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn the fundamental skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment. This course is aimed at the first time sailor, or a keelboat sailor converting to dinghies. Our Course fee includes textbook, logbook, course certificate & PFD with wetsuit hire available. 

Duration: 12 hours run  as 3 x 4  hour sessions over consecutive weekends. 
Cost: $270per person

Click button below for dates and online bookings. Currently there is one course running each month, further courses maybe added if required

October/November/December

Start Sailing 2

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. Course fee includes textbook & logbook (if new to the Dinghy Scheme), course certificate & PFD with wetsuit hire available. 

Duration: 12 hours (Depending how the dates fall each month these are run either as 3 x 4 or 4 x 3 hour sessions. Check course for actual dates ).
Cost: $270per person

For upcoming dates please use the enquiry button.

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Better Sailing

Discover Sailing in stronger winds as you develop the skills required to get maximum speed from your dinghy. Your journey speeds up as you experience the thrill of using a spinnaker for downwind sailing, and practice better control of your boat. This course is aimed at sailors who have completed Start Sailing 1 and 2, or who have more sailing experience. Course fee includes textbook & logbook (if new to the Dinghy Scheme), course certificate & PFD with wetsuit hire available.

Duration: 12 hours (Depending how the dates fall each month these are run either as 3 x 4 or 4 x 3 hour sessions. Check course for actual dates ).
Cost: $270per person

For upcoming dates please use the below button.

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What to bring

Bringing the right clothing is essential to enjoying a dinghy course, to ensure you are protected from the elements. Footwear is an essential item and must be worn at all times.

For more information contact Colin at the Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy

Phone: 03 9534 0227
Email: boating@rmys.com.au