Our Keelboat courses are endorsed by Australian Sailing, and are an ideal way to learn to crew or helm a small yacht.  The boats used for training are fun to sail and easy to operate. We will look after you all the way through your sailing journey.

Our Special 3 Months Sailing membership offer is back! When you enrol in our Start Crewing keelboat course enjoy 3 months temporary sailing membership at RMYS for free. Sail as much as you want in Squadron races, social sailing or enjoy the view from our balcony and bar with your friends.

For more information, contact Colin at the Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy on 03 9534 0227, or email: training@rmys.com.au

 

Which course should I enrol in?
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Start Crewing (KBC)

An introduction to the basics of sailing on a day sailing yacht, including boat handling, safety and sailing theory. This course is aimed at the first time sailor, dinghy sailor (converting to keelboats) or prospective holiday yacht charterer. You’ll be taught by a qualified instructor onboard a day sailing yacht up to 8 metres with up to five other students. The instructor will swap you through all of the roles to ensure you come away confident to undertake more sailing courses or crewing. At RMYS we can also organise for you to be part of a yacht crew.

Course options  

Course Code Duration
KBC1 2 x 6 hour sessions on consecutive weekends. All Day Saturday or Sunday (9am – 3pm)
KBC2 3 x 4 hour sessions on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays AM or PM (8.30am -12.30 or 1pm -5pm)
KBC3 1 x Full weekend Saturday & Sunday (9am – 3pm)


Cost:

RMYS Members $320 – Enquire HERE
Non Members $340. 
This course can also be give as a GIFT VOUCHER 

 Click on the below links to see available course dates and to register.

October
November
December

For more course information, see the course overview. A new What to Wear guide for Keelboat Sailing Courses has now been added.

For further information call Colin in the RMYS Training Office on 03 9534 0227 or email: training@rmys.com.au

Start Helming (KBH)

 

This course is aimed at participants with some previous keelboat experience such as our “Start Crewing” course or prospective yacht owners, who want to work on their helming skills. The course includes more advanced helming techniques such as docking under sail, picking up a mooring under sail, anchoring, man overboard practice where you’re the HELM person, reefing (sail reduction whilst underway), marine knots and more.

Course Options:

Course Code Duration
KBH1 2 x 6 hour sessions on consecutive weekends Saturday or Sunday (9am – 3pm)
KBH2 3 x 4 hour sessions consecutive Saturday or Sundays AM or PM (8.30am -12.30 or 1pm -5pm)
KBH3 1 x Full weekend Saturday & Sunday (9am – 3pm)

Cost:
RMYS Members $320 – Enquire HERE
Non Members $340. (includes Our 3 months Temporary Sailing Membership)
This course can also be give as a GIFT VOUCHER 

Click on the below links to see available course dates and to register.

October
November
December

For more information, see the course overview. A new What to Wear guide for Keelboat Sailing Courses has now been added.

To enroll in a course or to find out upcoming course dates, please email training@rmys.com.au

Keelboat Spinnaker (KBS)

The Keelboat Spinnaker Handling course is a more advanced course for crew wanting to learn Symmetric and Asymmetric spinnaker usage for racing or cruising yachts. This medium skill level course is suitable for persons who have crewed or owned on a yacht and now want to use a spinnaker safely! This 12-hour course is part of the nationally recognised Yachting Australia National Keelboat Training Scheme and is delivered by accredited sailing instructors.

Course Options

Course Code Duration
KBSP 2 x 6-hour sessions on consecutive weekends Saturday or Sunday (9am – 3pm)

Cost:
RMYS Members $320 – Enquire HERE
Non Members $340. (includes Our 3 months Temporary Sailing Membership)
This course can also be give as a GIFT VOUCHER 

Click on the below links to see available course dates and to register.

Courses 2021
Courses 2022

For more information, see the course overview. A new What to Wear guide for Keelboat Sailing Courses has now been added.

To enroll in a course or to find out upcoming course dates, please email training@rmys.com.au