Junior Sailing Courses

This course is designed to a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing for beginners. The course includes fundamental  boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge.

Start Sailing 1 syllabus

Cost:

Learn to Sail 1 or 2: $180 (non-members) | $160 (members)

Start Sailing 1 includes a Australian Sailing Log Book, Workbook, Insurance and a Certificate of completion. This is a Yachting Australia accredited course for girls and boys aged 8 to 16 years .

Registration Form:

Download Start Sailing 1 registration form

Next Course Dates:

Sept / October School Holidays:
25th – 28th September – 8.30am to 12.30pm
2nd – 5th October – 8.30am to 12.30pm

During Term:
4 Saturday mornings commencing 13th October – 8.30am to 12.30pm
4 Saturday mornings commencing 17th November – 8.30am to 12.30pm

The participant will be able to apply knowledge of the fundamental boat controls to manoeuvre the boat efficiently in light to moderate conditions on all points of sailing.

Better Sailing syllabus

Cost:   Better Sailing: Members: $180 (non-members) | $160 (members)

This is a Yachting Australia accredited course for girls and boys aged 8 to 16 years .

Registration Form:

Click here to download Better Sailing Enrolment Form

Next Course Dates:

4 Saturday mornings commencing 13th October – 8.30am to 12.30pm
4 Saturday mornings commencing 17th November – 8.30am to 12.30pm

The aim of this course is to introduce sailors to competitive sailing.  The course focuses on refining enhanced boat handling skills including speed control and manoeuvres and introducing participants to basic racing tactics and strategies.

Racing Skills 1 syllabus

Dates: TBC

Please register your expression of interest by emailing activities@efyc.com.au

The Racing Skills 2 course introduces sailors to the compass and also to the concept of ‘tuning’.

Racing Skills 2 syllabus

Improve your skills training is continuously offered on Wednesdays or Fridays after school hours all throughout the year. It is a great way to practice what you have learnt at Sailing School and start understanding sail racing. If you do not have a boat, you can lease one from our Club.

This training is subsidized by 100 Club and EFYC so the costs are minimal for the parents.

For further details and dates please contact our On Water Events Coordinator on activities@efyc.com.au

Discover Sailing Day is a chance for members and general public who would like to find out more about sailing and even give it a try. Come along and see how much fun sailing can be, all you need to bring is clothes and shoes you dont mind getting wet, sunscreen, a hat and lots of enthusiasm!Our Centreboard captain and volunteers will be there on the day from 10am to 12pm.

DATES:

TBC – Please see our Newsletter for details or contact our office on activities@efyc.com.au


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Adult Sailing Courses

This keelboat training course is for people with no previous sailing experience and assumes no previous knowledge or skills.

The course will be run over 4 days ie Saturday or Sunday morning of 4 weekends.
Each day will consist of one hour of meeting room talk discussion and some practical rope work followed by  3 hours of on water instruction. Each group of 4 participants in the on water part will  be accompanied by an  Instructor accredited to the National Keelboat Scheme for at least part one and two.

The school will be overseen by an instructor accredited to “Senior Instructor  National Keelboat Scheme”.

Strong winds or forecast strong winds will be reason to cancel the on water activity. Generally winds in excess of 15 knots will be reason to cancel.

Each participant will be offered and encouraged to wear a Personal Flotation device during on water activities. Instruction on correct fit and use will be an early priority on boarding the boat.

Generally participants will be rotated through a different boat and instructor on each on water session to broaden the experience of different types of boats. Only boats of less than 8 metres length of agility and light displacement will be used.

It is expected that part 2 of the National Keelboat Scheme will be offered immediately after taking another 12 hours or 3 days.

Next Scheduled Courses dates:

4 Saturday mornings commencing 13th October – 8.30am to 12.00pm
4 Saturday mornings commencing 24th November – 8.30am to 12.00pm

Enrolment form and Prices: Keelboat training Enrolment Form

This is a course designed to get you sailing with minimal supervision.

Topics include:
• Sail handling – learn to prepare the sails and rig the boat
• Learn the correct use of halyards, sheets and deck hardware
• Reef and shake out sails whilst underway
• Helm and trim sails effectively on all points of sail
• Helm effectively around a triangular course including tacking and gybing
• Recover a Man Overboard under sail as helm
• Basic weather forecasts
• Emergencies and raising the alarm
• Anchoring the boat
Pre-requisite for attendance: Successful completion of Start Crewing

Course fee includes 12 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion from Yachting Australia.

Next Scheduled Course dates:

4 Saturday mornings commencing 13th October – 8.30am to 12.00pm
4 Saturday mornings commencing 24th November – 8.30am to 12.00pm

Enrolment Form and Prices: Keelboat training Enrolment Form

Please contact our On Water Events Coordinator for further details.

This course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to be a useful crew member on inshore and offshore racing yachts. With the introduction of tactics and rules of racing it is a great way to gain more confidence on the race track.

Next Course dates: TBC

Please register your Expression of Interest with our On Water Events Coordinator.

This course aims to equip participants with advanced sailing and boat-handling techniques.

Next Course dates: TBC .

Please register your Expression of Interest with our On Water  Events Coordinator.

Course cost for non members: $300
Course cost for members: $260

Course fee includes a Keelboat text book, Yachting Australia log book and certificate of completion from Yachting Australia.

If you have any further questions or would like to know dates for the next course, please call the Club during office hours on 9339 8111 or email activities@efyc.com.au

Power Boating Courses

COURSE DETAILS

The course consists of a Theory and Practical component.

Theory Session

Will take place on a weekday during the evening at EFYC. Will start at 6pm  and will go on until approximately 9pm.

This is a review session followed by the multiple choice theory assessment.  To pass the theory portion of the RST you will need to obtain a mark of 80% or higher.   You will not be able to complete the practical assessment until you successfully pass the theory assessment.
Please note:  This session is designed as a review only and you will need to have a good understanding of the material contained in the RST Workbook before attending.

If you do not yet have a copy of the RST workbook you can download it from the workbook link below, Department of Transport Website or collect  a copy from 1 Essex St, Fremantle.

Please bring to this session:

  • Photo ID.
    If you have a drivers licence with a photo this will both prove who you are and that your eyesight meets the minimum requirement to drive a boat. If you do not have a driver’s license you will need to have an eyesight test completed on an approved form and provide several pieces of alternate identification.  Please give me a call for additional advice if you fall in this category
  • A note book and pen

The Practical training session

Will be run one day over the weekend after the Theory session in the morning at EFYC.  Click here to download the  Recreational Skippers Practical syllabus

Please bring to this session:

  • Photo ID (as per above)
  • Sun safe clothing and sunscreen
  • Please also carefully review tasks 5 and 11 (log off and log on) as these will be assessed right away to save time for other parts of the assessment.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our on water Events Coordinator on 9339 8111 or activities@efyc.com.au

Best of luck with the successful completion of your Recreational Skippers Ticket!

Course Costs:

$230 (non-members) | $185 (members)

To register please complete this RST Enrolment_Form

DATES:

TBC – Please register your details and we will keep you updated or when we have the next Course Program we will be advertising on this page, our Newsletter and on our Facebook Page.

The Recreational Skippers Ticket is a pre-requisite to participate in this course.

Theory and practical sessions will take place during six hours (maximum) starting at 8am on a weekend morning.

Anyone interested in completing this course should register by completing  available from our website or request one from our office.
A minimum of six participants are required and course commencement may be deferred until sufficient numbers are enrolled.

COURSE COST:

TBA

DATES:

TBC. For later programs please contact our Events Coordinator on 9339 8111 or activities@efyc.com.au