Learn To Sail - Keelboat

RYCV training boats in action
RYCV training boats in action








 To Enrol in a course you can Click on the course date below that you are interested in, Email Ian Fox or call 03 93971277.

Yachting Australia Keelboat Courses

The Yachting Australia Keelboat Scheme is an exciting develoment for sailing in Australia. It provides a fun and accessible entry into sailing and gives participants the opportunity to improve and develop advanced skills and techniques. It is ideal for those wishing to learn to sail but are not interested in getting wet!
The Scheme is broken up into five units that you can progress through to achieve your personal goals. Each unit involves 12 hours of tuition (depending on the level of the unit) and covers both theory and practical, with the emphisis being on practical " Time on Water"
The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria was the second club in Australia to be accredited by Yachting Australia to run this scheme and as such we are able to offer the following courses;
Keelboat Crew
At the end of this course you should have a basic understanding of safety equipment and practices (including man overboard), a basic understanding of sailing terms, parts of a boat and how to rig a boat, basic knots, a basic understanding of the wind, how to tack and gybe a boat and trim sails on all points of sailing.
Upcoming Keelboat Crew courses. Cost Non Members $320 Members $290
Contact Ian for information on upcoming Courses
Keelboat Helm
This Course builds on all the skills learnt in Keelboat Crew to a higher level and gives the participant the skills needed to progress to Keelboat Seamanship.   
Upcoming Keelboat Helm courses (click on the course you are interested in for more infromation). Cost Non Members $320 Members $290

Contact Ian for information on upcoming Courses
Keelboat Spinnaker
This course teaches the skills needed to hoist, trim, gybe, drop and pack a symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnaker.
Keelboat Racing
The participant will begin to understand the dynamics of advanced sail trim, boat equipment, balance, race structure and rules.
Keelboat Seamanship 
This unit aims to equip participants with advanced sailing and boathandling techniques which will enable them to take a small yacht into familar waters by day. Cost $390
We run these courses with a ratio of three students to one instructor, so everyone gets time developing the three main skills of sailing; helming, main sheet and headsail trim.
The courses are generally run over two, six hour sessions and can be over one weekend, successive weekends or during the week. However we have the ability to tailor these times to suit you, so if you have a group of two or three people who would like to learn, or advance their sailing skills, then please contact us to arrange a program that suits you. Each course is includes insurance, log books, YA registration and text book.
If you would like to book or require further information, please email or call 03 9397 1277.
 Discover Sailing Experiences


The Discover Sailing Experience is Ideal for people who are new to sailing.  In the three hour experience, you will receive a safety and sailing briefing dockside, before heading out for a thrilling and enjoyable sail in a fun and safe environment.  You will be in the care of our Yachting Australia qualified Keelboat Instructors at all times.  Upon return to shore you are invited to the Club rooms to enjoy a complementary drink while debriefing from the days sailing experience.

People of all backgrounds, age and abilities are welcome to participate in a Discover Sailing Experience, Partners, friends, work colleagues and families can participate together.  Bookings cam be made as a group or individually to meet other people new to sailing. $90 per person (3Hr Session, Safety Gear included)

If you can get a couple of friends together we can run a course for you to suit your requirements. please email or call 9397 1277

Upcoming Discover Sailing Experience's. Cost $90