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


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


Keelboat Level 3 "Spinnakers"

From November 16, 2017 09:30 until November 16, 2017 14:30
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Course Information

Course DaySessionsDatesTimesStatus
Saturdays2 x 7.5hrs14th & 21st Oct.09:00 - 17:00Closed
Thursdays3 x 5hrs2nd, 9th & 16th Nov.09:30 - 14:301 Space left!


Course Description

One of the final steps before starting to race is learning how to safely and effectively use the Spinnaker - the light colourful sail deployed whilst sailing downwind. It is the 4th component of the Australian Sailing Keelboat training course.The beauty of this course is it's flexibility to teach the use of the spinnaker to groups who have never used spinnakers before but it can also be adapted to sharpen seasoned sailors spinnaker handling and trim. Despite what some skippers might tell you, the person steering has a huge impact on the ease, effectiveness and safety in deploying, recovering and trimming the spinnaker. 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", "Start Helming" and "Start Skippering" components or have equivalent knowledge and experience.


Course Enrollment

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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