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Keelboat Courses

A keelboat is a small to mid-sized recreational sailing yacht.

Start Crewing & Helming

This course develops both your theory and practical skills to confidently crew on a yacht and take control on the helm. 

  • Prepare sails and rigging, correct use of halyards, sheets and deck hardware.
  • Skills and techniques; helm and trim sails; tack and gybe, heave-to; effect of heel and trim; anchoring.
  • Recover a man overboard under sail.
  • Correct operation of safety equipment.
  • Weather and the environment.

Upcoming Crewing & Helming Courses

Start Crewing and Helming - July 2021

Sun 04 Jul 2021 - Sun 18 Jul 2021 08:30 - 12:30

  • Sunday 4th July, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday 10th July, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday 17th July, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Sunday 18th July, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Price: $360.00
Members Price: $330.00

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Spinnakers Course

This course introduces you to the fun and challenge of using symmetrical spinnakers. You’ll learn how to rig, hoist, fly, gybe, drop and pack a symmetrical spinnaker. Attendees are expected to have completed the Start Helming Course or have previous sailing experience.

Upcoming Spinnakers Courses

Spinnaker Course - June 2021

Sat 12 Jun 2021 - Sat 26 Jun 2021 08:30 - 12:30

  • Saturday 12th June, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday 19th June, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Sunday 20th June, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday 26th June, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Price: $360.00
Members Price: $330.00

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Spinnaker Course - August 2021

Sat 07 Aug 2021 - Sat 28 Aug 2021 08:30 - 12:30

  • Saturday 7th August, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday 14th August, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday 21st August, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday 28th August, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Price: $360.00
Members Price: $330.00

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AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATIONS

To make a course booking, please use the ‘Book Now’ button to register. This will take you to our Australian Sailing (AS) course registration page. Australian Sailing is the national body for the sport of sailing and Hillarys Yacht Club is a registered Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre.
You will need to know the Australian Sailing (AS) number of the sailor participating in the course in order to register or you can create a profile for a new sailor. This profile and number become a unique identifier and stores course information for future reference which can be accessed by yourself and your registered club. It is important that the AS number is created for the person doing the course with their own name and details as this number stays with them for their lifetime journey in sailing.