Recreational Skipper’s Ticket (RST)


To make a course booking, please use the ‘Book now button to go to the registration page. 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.

Every skipper of a recreational vessel powered by a motor greater than 4.5kwp (6hp) is required to hold a Recreational Skipper’s Ticket.

Recreational Skippers Ticket RST Perth Course

The RST is a qualification based on a set of national marine safety competencies that a skipper must demonstrate. The RST will ensure that the people in charge of recreational vessels have the minimum skills and knowledge to protect themselves, their passengers, and to share the waterways safely with others.

This RST course has a classroom theory component and a practical on-water skills component. Students will learn the basic powerboat handling skills, compulsory safety equipment, weather forecasting, collision regulations, vessel knowledge and basic navigation. The course incorporates the theory and practical assessments for the Department of Transport Recreational Skippers Ticket.

Anyone from the age of 14 years and up can hold an RST, however, those under the age of 17 will be restricted to a speed of 8 knots and may only skipper a vessel in daylight hours. On their 17th birthday, this becomes an Open RST ticket with no age restrictions; there is no need to requalify.

Course cost: $246 Members  $275 Non-Members

If you experience any difficulty registering online, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 9246 2833 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Recreational Skippers Ticket - August

Sat 13 August 2022 09:00 - 16:00

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Recreational Skippers Ticket - September

Sat 10 September 2022 09:00 - 16:00

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Youth Recreational Skipper’s Ticket

Hillarys Yacht Club understands that sometimes courses can be daunting for youngsters when surrounded by adults that they may not know. For that reason, we also run a Youth RST course which covers exactly the same content and qualification as the main RST course for those aged 14 -17. We believe this provides a more enjoyable learning experience for our youngsters where the teaching is tailored to suit this age group.

Depending on your requirements, those aged 14-17 are most welcome to join our standard RST course or our Youth RST course – there is no difference in cost or content. Please make your selection carefully in the registration form below.

Course cost: $246 Members  $275 Non-Members (effective 1st January 2022)
If you experience any difficulty registering online, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 9246 2833 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Youth RST Course - September

Tue 27 September 2022 09:00 - 16:00

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Youth RST Course - December

Tue 20 December 2022 09:00 - 16:00

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