sailBYC offers the following Training Courses

Understanding Weather

sailBYC are running an “Understanding Weather” course and who better to run it than Kenn Batt. Kenn has a lifetime of experience in meteorology. I attended one many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I reckon it’s a must have skill if you plan to go anywhere past the Iron Pot!
The course will explain the basics, the value of gathering information, understanding observations and anticipating what the weather scenarios are likely to be.

Date: Saturday 7th September
Cost: $100

Marine Diesel Workshop

Have you ever worried about what happens if your engine won’t start? You could sail off your anchorage, get back to the marina and push and shove your boat back in. You might get someone to tow you, or you could fix it.

There’s an old saying that there are only two things you can do with a sick diesel. Bleed the fuel system or chuck it out!

This workshop is a start. Wednesday evening begins with a bit of diesel theory in the class room, followed by a hands on session on a boat on Saturday. Its very much hands on so we’ll be capping this class so that everyone will get a chance to have a play with a marine diesel. We’ll go through changing a fuel filter and show you a few tricks on how to bleed one and show you a few other things that you should be checking regularly.

Charlie Baker is a professional instructor and runs courses for industry accreditation and will be running this course

When: BYC Marina Bar Date: Wed 11 Sept 1830-2030 & Sat 14 Sept meet at the marina gate
Cost: $120

Weigh In Day

sailBYC are conducting a "weigh in" day on Saturday 31st August. This is a cheap way to get your boat weighed if you are considering getting a rating this year.
Contact Jeff Cordell at for more details

Location: Cleanlift
Cost: TBA

Safety Survival at Sea

sailBYC are conducting an Australian Sailing Safety at Sea and Survival Course. This will be run by Jeff Cordell, who competed in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart race and has been teaching this course since 1999.
This is a prerequisite for Cat. 1 races like the Sydney to Hobart, but it’s equally pitched at cruising sailors.

Thursday Oct 24th - you will learn how to prepare for a voyage. How to check your equipment, things you should consider like crew training, and working out how to get the best out of your crew.
Thursday 31st October - you will learn how to deal with heavy weather sailing. How do you set up your boat? What preparations can you make when you’re in or about to be in a storm? Learn about basic weather forecasting, reefing, storm jibs and tri-sails. Most importantly we offer suggestions on what to do if you have a crew member go overboard.

Sunday 3rd November - is an all-day event. It’s the best bit! You get to inflate a Life Raft and learn how to right it should it flip. We fire off flares, so if you really have to do this, you will know what to do. We also cover jury rigs. How you might be able to rig a temporary rudder, or, fix stuff. We also go through emergency communications and what to expect if you are being rescued by a helicopter.

Location: Marina Bar
Cost: $320

Telephone: 03 6244 1353