Learn to Sail at Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy

Learn to Sail Keelboats with our friendly instructors at RMSTA! Our Sail Training Courses are open to all experience levels – see the table below to choose the right course for you! 

Click here to make an inquiry about any of our Courses.

 

Where do I start learning to Sail?

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Start Crewing (KBC)

An introduction to the basics of sailing. Learn to sail 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 on board a day sailing yacht up to 8 meters 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.

Duration 12 hour course, run over 2 days, with a 3rd day held in reserve incase bad weather cancels one of the first two.

Cost: $340.
This course can also be given as a GIFT VOUCHER

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

View Current Keelboat Courses

Course overview.

What to Wear & Where to meet guide for Keelboat Sailing Courses

For further information call Liah in the RMYS Training Office on 03 9534 0227 or email: boating@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.

Duration 12 hour course, run over 2 days, with a 3rd day held in reserve incase bad weather cancels one of the first two.

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.

View Current Keelboat Courses

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 boating@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.

Spinnaker Courses

Keelboat Skippering (KBSK)

 

Course Options

Course Code Duration
KBSK 2 x 6-hour sessions on consecutive weekends 

Cost: $340. 

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

March 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 boating@rmys.com.au