Learn to Sail Part 1 - Start Crewing
If you've never sailed before, this course if perfect for you. No experience needed at all. Start Crewing is one of our iconic courses.We assume that you have no prior knowledge and all you need to bring are soft soled shoes and a warm jacket. If you'd like to join our racing program, we’ll strive to introduce you to owners who are looking for crew and highly value this accreditation.
Don't forget if you are an existing member you get a 10 % discount - use 'BYC' as the voucher code You'll learn the basics and by the end of the course you'll be able to tie the correct knots, understand the terminology and how to rig up a yacht in readiness for sailing. We'll get onto the water as quickly as possible and show you how to trim sails.Our instructors are the most experienced in Hobart, and our training boat is perfect for showing you the basics. BYC are an Australian Sailing fully accredited Discover Sailing Centre and winner of Club of the Year 2021 in the Tasmanian Sailing Awards, so you are in excellent hands! Course Cost $400.00 includes handbook, log book and 6 months BYC membership. 10% discount for BYC members.
* Course dates and times are subject to revision/cancellation if minimum numbers are not reached or due to adverse weather events - we will keep you informed. Start crewing is suitable for all ages from youth to seniors and we guarantee that you will have a lot of fun. We’re happy to take individuals, families, or groups who would like to give sailing a go. Please note that any children aged under 16 would need to be accompanied by an adult guardian who has also registered for the course.
Learn to Sail Part 2 - Start Helming
This course is the logical step for someone who has completed the Start Crewing Course as well as those who have been sailing for a while.
The focus is to learn how to helm (steer) a boat around the river. We’ll teach you how to tack and gybe, as well what to do when shortening sail (reefing) and how to steer and make it easier for the crew. You’ll also learn how to anchor and a few tricks on how to helm in heavy weather. We’ll also show you how to trim sails.Our instructors are the most experienced in Hobart, and our boat is perfect for showing you the basics. Course Cost $400.00 includes handbook, log book and 6 months membership. 10% discount for BYC members.
Course OverviewThis course develops both your theory and practical skills to confidently take control on the helm. Course Prerequisites
Water confident and the skills, knowledge and experience you gained from Start Crewing. Who should do this course?
This course is designed for participants who want to learn how to helm a keelboat, and continue their skill development as crew. Course Outcome
You will gain your Start Helming completion certificate.