Learn to Sail - Dinghy Beginners Feb/March


3 Sessions Sundays 9:00am to 3:00pm $395pp No Experience or Membership needed!
Australian Sailing - 5. Start Sailing 1 and Start Sailing 2

Course information

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Course Overview

Your sailing journey starts here as you learn the fundamental skills of sailing and learn to sail a dinghy on your own.

What is a Sail Dinghy?

A Sail Dinghy is a type of small sail boat used for racing or recreational purposes, usually sailed solo, but depending on the make, can hold up to a crew of 4. Participants will learn on the RS Quest

Who should do this course?

This course is catered for both novice and intermediate sailors. Whether you have no prior experience and wish to enter the world of sailing, or have sailed before but would like to refresh and improve your current skills.

Course prerequisites

  • Ages 16+
  • No prior experience required

Course outcome

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Fundamentals of Sailing
  • Sail Dinghy terminology and rigging
  • Weather Theory: Wind, Currents, and Tides
  • Knot tying: Figure 8, Bowline, Hitches
  • Launching and returning to shore
  • Capsize Recovery
  • Tacking and Gybing

Participants will gain a certificate in Start Sailing 1 & 2 accredited by Australian Sailing!



$395 for 3 lessons over 3 weeks, 9am-3pm select Saturdays and Sundays

Scan the QR Code or check online for the next course start dates.


Ph: 07 5537 7030 | Booking QR Code

33 Watersport Lane, Oxenford QLD 4210

For more information call our team at SYC Hollywell on 5537 7030

Or email sailing.reception@sycgc.com.au

Course Overview
This course combines Start Sailing 1 and 2 together.

Course Prerequisites

Water confident.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to begin sailing in a dinghy. All the equipment and gear will be provided by your accredited Discover Sailing Centre.

Course Outcome

You will gain your Start Sailing 1 And Start Sailing 2 completion certificate. 


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

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