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The first step on the Keelboat pathway introduces you to the basics of sailing on a keelboat, including boat handling, safety and sailing theory. Areas covered in the course are basic sailing terminology and rules, basic knots, tacking and gybing, man overboard recovery.

$320 Members  $350 Non-Members

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Wednesday 29 Nov 7pm - 9pm Theory
Saturday 2 Dec 1pm - 5pm On Water
Sunday 3 Dec 8:30am - 12:30pm On Water


Start Helming

Learn to sail at the Helm and Skipper a Yacht. This course develops both your theory and practical skills to confidently take control and enjoy sailing. The course covers preparation, clothing and footwear, safety equipment and its importance, life jackets and safety harnesses, safety and emergencies, locations and operation, man overboard under sail, sailing skills and techniques, rigging and rope work, weather and environment, boats equipment and maintenance, preparation for towing, anchor under sail in various conditions, Confined area sailing, berthing, sail backwards, launch and recovery, handle under power, steering and sailing rules, sound signals and distress signals, interpret charts, channel, depths, tidal heights.

$320 Members  $350 Non-Members

Next Course

Wednesday 29 Nov 7pm - 9pm Theory
Saturday 2 Dec 1pm - 5pm On Water
Sunday 3 Dec 8:30am - 12:30pm On Water


Spinnakers Course

This course introduces you to the fun and challenge of using asymmetrical and symmetrical spinnakers. You'll learn how to rig, hoist, fly, gybe, drop and pack a symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnaker. Attendees are expected to have completed the Start Helming Course or have previous sailing experience.

$320 Members   $350 Non-Members

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DECEMBER 2017    
Tuesday 12 7pm - 9pm Theory
Saturday 16 1pm - 5pm On Water
Sunday 17 8:30am - 12:30pm On Water


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I acknowledge that there are risks involved with any aquatic environment and accordingly release Hillarys Yacht Club and any of their employees, volunteers or agent from any liability, including personal injury, death, financial loss or damage of personal belongings. Bookings cancelled on the day will not be refunded and any cancellations made on the day of scheduled lesson by staff will be re-scheduled for a later date. I understand that I/my child/ward may be photographed and/or videoed by the Hillarys Yacht Club, Australian Sailing, parents/spectators whilst participating in the training course or club organised events and I hereby authorise these photographs and/or videos to be used in publications approved by the Hillarys Yacht Club and Australian Sailing. If the student is under 18 years of age, I as the parent/guardian authorise my child to take part in a training course with Hillarys Yacht Club. This course is dependent on weather and participation. It will be to the discretion of HYC to postpone this course if deemed unsafe or minimal attendance. I acknowledge that my personal registration information is collected for the following purposes: Race reporting, safety and emergency procedures, Insurance cover and registration fees. This may be disclosed to Club Officers/employees/representatives and Australian Sailing for the above reasons.

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