RYA Two Day Sailing Skills - Start Yachting (Non Overnight)

From AUD $595.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Darling Point, NSW

RYA Registered Training Name: Eastsail Pty Ltd
Location for training: Departing from Eastsail, d’Albora Marina, 1b New Beach Road, Darling Point and Sydney Harbour. 
Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio : 5:1
Minimum course duration: Two days.
Course Material Provided as part of the course: None, however we recommend purchase of the RYA Training Scheme Log Book suitable for this course, please refer to the prices on the booking form.
Insurance:  We recommend that you take travel insurance in case the course you have signed up for is cancelled or postponed due to weather or other scenarios out of our control including your own medical situation. Travel insurance should cover refunds for air and land transport and accommodation. Eastsail will not be held responsible for costs associated with cancelled or postponed courses.  Please visit https://www.topsailinsurance.com.au/ as an alternative to consider.


Two DAY ONLY Course’s run from 9am-5pm over Saturday/Sunday or two consecutive midweek days. 

This Course offers no accommodation or catering – please BYO food and drinks. Wet weather gear supplied on loan. Gloves available on loan.

Taught on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, the RYA Start Yachting Course is the perfect place to start!
This RYA sailing school Course covers the fundamentals of sailing – including terminology and wind awareness and skills such as knot tying, steering and sail trimming. At EastSail, you will be at the helm right from the first lesson and be able to comfortably perform all the basic learn to sail manoeuvres of sailing by the end of the Course. No previous experience required. At our sailing school we will teach you everything you need to know to how to learn to sail. Our class sizes are an intimate Five people or fewer.

By the end of this Course you will understand the terminology and the importance of wind direction. You will also know how to rig and prepare the yachts for sailing, execute manoeuvres of tacking and gybing, understand basic right of way rules, and be able to tie a number of useful basic knots.


Day 1  Meet at 9am Briefing re safety, accommodation, galley, sailing, anchor in Sydney Harbour* for lunch/break, Sailing and safety drills return 5pm.

Day 2  Meet at 9am Sailing and Safety Drills, Anchor for lunch – seamanship tasks, sailing offshore and strong wind procedures, return to marina and docking practice, sign off log books and certificate presentation return at 5pm.



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.


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.


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.


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.



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 pair of enclosed, non-marking shoes (must be worn at all times on deck)


Wet weather gear, safety equipment.


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.