The OutThere Sailing Course delivers levels one and two of the Australian Sailing ‘Start Sailing Scheme’. No prior knowledge is required and all sailing equipment is included throughout the course.
Tuition is provided by Australian Sailing accredited Instructors and will teach students the basics of sailing a dinghy, including preparing the yacht for sailing, leaving from and returning to the beach, sailing around a course or to a destination, and safety. In addition, students will learn a selection of sailing knots, basic navigation, the racing rules of sailing and weather forecasting.
Students will learn to sail in pairs or single-handedly in either a ‘Pacer’ – a stable and simple training dinghy, or a ‘Laser’ – a slightly less stable, Olympic class dinghy. Often students may start the course in the Pacer, but be confident enough to try the Laser towards the end.
OutThere Sailing courses are scheduled during the school holidays and are a great way to get a group of friends together and try something new and exciting.
The course cost is $275 per person and includes 20 hours of tuition, full personal insurance cover issued by Australian Sailing and a ‘Start Sailing’ pack including a theory book and logbook.
This is an OutThere Sailing combined course (a combination of OutThere Sailing 1, 2, 3). The combined course enables individual progression accross its duration, whilst allowing friends to remain together.
OutThere Sailing will always be about fun, social engagement and safety.
Who should do this course?
This course is designed for participants who are 12-17 years-old looking to try a new activity, have some fun and engage with others whilst sailing.
By the end of the OutThere Sailing combined course, the participants will achieve the standards of either OutThere Sailing 1, 2, or 3 and have had a lot of FUN with friends!
We recognise that some of our course participants are completing the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and may be using sailing and/or club membership to complete one or more sections of The Award. To learn more, click here.