Learn to Sail – Keelboat

The RYCT keelboat program allows you to learn to sail on the Club’s Young 88 keelboat which provides a learning platform that is stable yet responsive.

The objective of the program is to provide the knowledge and confidence to be able to crew or skipper a keelboat competently and for those that wish to, progress to larger yachts or participate as crew on a racing yacht.


The Discover Sailing Experience is practical hands-on sailing focusing on having fun. Our qualified Instructor will be out on the water with you, ensuring your safety and is ideal for people who have never been sailing before.

People of all ages and abilities can participate in a Discover Sailing Experience. Partners, friends and work colleagues. You can book as a group or book a place for just yourself and join a group to meet other people new to sailing.

It is recommended beginners participate in a Discover Sailing session before participating in Keelboat training or twilight race.

Courses require min 2 and max 4, Sessions are weather dependent

All sessions are hands and practical, options for training are

  • Discover Sailing Experience – Evening, day and weekend courses are available
  • Keelboat training sessions to develop skills
  • Twilight Racing – Participate in a race while developing skills
  • Crew and Helm – Australian Sailing crew and helm course
  • Keelboat overnight – 2-days with overnight anchoring at Bruny Island

Private lessons can be arranged and additional sessions on Tuesday evenings or weekends

Optional manual and syllabus for the training is $50.00

For More information please contact Greg Brooks: training@ryct.org.au or Nick Hutton: sailing@ryct.org.au




Keelboat Twilight Race – Suitable for beginners. Develop practical skills while experiencing an evening race. Start at 5pm set boat up, quick training session and race.

All registration for courses is done online

Thursday 11th October 2018 – REGISTER HERE

Thursday 18th October 2018 – REGISTER HERE

Thursday 1st November 2018 – REGISTER HERE

Thursday 8th November 2018 – REGISTER HERE

Thursday 15th November 2018 – REGISTER HERE

Thursday 22nd November 2018 – REGISTER HERE

Thursday 29th November 2018 – REGISTER HERE

Thursday 6th December 2018 – REGISTER HERE

What to Bring?

Non-marking, closed toe shoes
Water bottle and snacks
Warm clothes
Hat or cap

The RYCT will provide life-jackets, sunscreen, gloves, wet weather gear and tethers.