RYA Three Day / Night Live Aboard Course (Competent Crew or Day Skipper)

From AUD $1,125.00
  • Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Darling Point, NSW
  • Product code: RYA3

LEARN TO SAIL COURSES

Become Competent as a Crew! You need to complete Five Days = Competent Crew Certificate

How? ……. Complete the   RYA Two Day / Night Course + RYA Three Day Course or RYA Five Day Course or 3 x RYA Two Day / Night Course

Become licensed to Skipper a Yacht! You need an additional Five Days = Day Skipper Certificate and automatically attain the ICC (International Certificate of
Competence – ICC registration costs are extra)

How? ……. Complete the RYA Two Day / Night Course + RYA Three Day Course or RYA Five Day Course or 3 x RYA Two Day / Night Course

Become a qualified Coastal Skipper! Aim for Coastal Skipper Certificate

How? ……. We recommend completion of RYA Five Day Course and RYA Six Day Course and Milebuilders


Eastsail offers a 15% discount by booking any two or more practical RYA courses at the same time. On checkout, the discount will appear.


THREE DAY/NIGHT LIVE ABOARD COURSE INFORMATION (COMPETENT CREW OR DAY & COASTAL SKIPPER)


Three Day ‘Live Aboard’ Course’s run from 9am on Day 1 to 4pm on Day Three. 

THE THREE DAY COURSE SYLLABUS: Preparing a yacht for sea, including engine, sails and gear, Deck work, including reefing, shaking out reefs. Changing sails, preparing an
anchor, mooring, anchoring, weighing anchor. Practical navigation. Pilotage, including pilotage plans for entry or departure from a harbour. Meteorology, weather and forecasts. Maintenance and repair work. Engines, refuelling and emergency maintenance. Victualing

SAMPLE THREE DAY ITINERARY

Day 1  Sydney Harbour; harbour sailing, anchoring, tides, mooring, anchor in Bantry Bay or stay at our base in a marina berth. Sleep in your own cabin aboard an Eastsail boat.

Day 2 Sail to Broken Bay*; docking, picking up moorings, reefing, anchor in a quite cove or alongside a marina, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club or Royal Motor Yacht Club. Share accommodation aboard our yacht.

Day 3 Offshore sail to Sydney Harbour, passage planning, sailing and man overboard drills.

*Alternate for strong Northerlies Port Hacking / Botany Bay

GENERAL INFORMATION

CERTIFICATION

The RYA Certificate will be issued after the successful completion of the required number of Days and satisfactory demonstration of the skills as described in the RYA Logbook. If you have not completed a Course with us, please email through a brief resume of your sailing experience.

ON BOARD

Sailing aboard Eastsail's modern, well equipped Beneteau 40s and Beneteau 47.7 will make your time aboard both comfortable and easy.  Accommodation is in share cabins or the saloon. Single sex cabin occupancy. All vessels have an enclosed bathroom on board.

MEETING AREA

We meet at Eastsail, at the d'Albora Marina, New Beach Road, Rushcutters Bay. Adjacent to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and the world Famous Rushcutters Bay yachting community.

COURSE BOOKS

The RYA have handbooks available to support your learning, they can be purchased for $30, and a logbook for $20 and Express Posted to you for an additional $12

WHAT TO BRING FOR ALL COURSES

Packed in a small, soft bag – NO HARD BAGS OR CASES WITH WHEELS

Toiletries including sunscreen

Refillable water bottle 

Sunglasses and lanyard

1 warm jumper/fleece

Snug fitting hat/cap

Wet weather gear (please pre-order from us)

Sailing gloves (loan available)

Small towel

One or Two pairs of enclosed, non-marking shoes (must be worn at all times on deck)

WHAT TO BRING FOR OVERNIGHT COURSES

Passport sized photo for Day Skipper/Coastal Skipper Certificate – it will not be issued without a photo

# of t-shirts/shorts and clothing will be dependent on numbers of days on the water. 

Favourite snacks/chocolate

Small amount of alcohol or special drink for an evening crew debriefing

Pillow + sleeping bag or sheet and blanket

Small torch or head torch with red light setting

Books, a game, deck of cards or a music player

Ear plugs 

One to Three t-shirts

One to Three pair of shorts and one pair of long pants

One to five pairs of Underwear and socks

Swimming costume

WE SUPPLY

Wet weather gear, safety equipment.
Food Aboard(please advise Eastsail of any dietary requirements).

SEASICKNESS

We recommend an early night, healthy food and no alcohol for 24 hours prior. Ask your chemist to recommend a seasickness tablet. It may be advisable to start taking tablets the night before your Course.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We recommend that you consider insurance in case you can not attend for logistical or medical reasons. Please visit https://www.topsailinsurance.com.au/ as an alternative to consider.