16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106   Tel: 61 2 9998 3700


16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700


Keelboat Level 2 "Start Skippering"

From December 09, 2017 09:30 until December 09, 2017 14:30
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Course Information

Course DaySessionsDatesTimesStatus
Thursdays3 x 5hrs12th, 19th & 26th Oct 09:30 - 14:30Full
Wednesdays3 x 5hrs29th Nov. 6th & 13th Dec09:30 - 14:30Space Available
Saturdays2 x 7.5hrs2nd & 9th Dec09:00 - 17:00Space Available

Course Description

The Start Skippering course focuses on the decision making process for a person in charge of a sailing boat. Not only does it further develop the motor skills of sailing, but exercises the thought process behind making decisions as the person in charge of the boat. It is the third component of the Australian Sailing Keelboat training course. You'll see the effect of certain decisions on a boat's performance and you'll gain a further understanding of how to work with your crew to manipulate the boat to get it to do what you want it to do. Lifejackets are provided, all of our instructors are fully qualified, and Pittwater is one of the best locations to learn on the East Coast. Students will be expected to have ticked off the key components in the "Start Crewing" and "Start Helming" courses or have equivalent knowledge and experience.


Course Enrolment

To register for this course click the 'Book' button above. Courses are dependent on numbers, if we are unable to run the course due to a lack of participants we will try to reschedule you onto another course, failing that, we will fully refund you.


The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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