Adult Sailing Courses

Adult Sailing Courses

Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club offers both the Yachting Australia Dinghy and KeelBoat programs.

Dinghy Program

The Adult Dinghy program follows the Yachting Australia Discover Sailing format of Start Sailing levels 1 and 2 followed by Better Sailing level 3 and Race Skills levels 1 and 2.

These courses are held all year round and are scheduled on request. Sessions are offered on most days of the week and can be as single, doubles/couples or as a small group. Each lesson is typically 1.5 hours duration typically but longer sessions are available upon request. To qualify for Yachting Australia levels 1 or 2 a minimum of 4 sessions are required to obtain your certificate.

Single session (one guest + instructor) $88.00 per session (Junior $66.00)

Double/Couple session (two guests + instructor on same boat) $110.00 per session (Junior $88.00)

Keelboat Program

The National Keelboat Program is an exciting development for sailing in Australia. It provides a fun and accessible entry into sailing and gives participants further opportunity to improve and develop sailing skills and techniques. Delivered in the Blazer 23 Sportsyacht class to small groups of 3 or 4.

The courses will equip you with the essentials required to safely sail a small boat without the fear of capsizing or getting wet! As your skills progress, you will also develop an understanding of each person’s role and how teamwork plays a major part of being an effective crew.

You will come away with the knowledge and confidence to sail a small boat competently and for those that wish, you can progress to larger yachts or participate as crew on a racing yacht.

There are five different courses of the keelboat program on the Sailing Pathway with each Level involving 12 hours of qualified Instruction delivered from the Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club. These sessions would normally be delivered on weekends but mid-week programs are also available. Each Level will be delivered in 3 x 4 Hour sessions with the first session involving introduction briefing and a 2 hour on-water private one-on-one dinghy session followed by rigging and launching and introductory sail.

The program Cost for each level is $500.00 per Person.