Royal Brighton Yacht Club invites you to discover sailing on beautiful Port Phillip Bay.

As an accredited Yachting Australia Discover Sailing Centre the club offers opportunities and experiences to suit all abilities. Our team of Qualified Instructors and Coaches are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and passion for the sport of sailing.

Royal Brighton Yacht Club has one of the most active sailing calendars in Victoria. With learn to sail courses, powerboat courses, social sailing, racing and volunteer opportunities there are several ways to get on the water. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you how fun, safe, accessible, and affordable sailing is.

Here at Royal Brighton Yacht Club we offer a number of options for adults interested in sailing. Whether you are keen to learn in a dinghy or a keelboat, spend an afternoon or do a course. Discover Sailing courses can lead on to a wide range of sailing and social opportunities at Royal Brighton Yacht Club, both recreational and competitive.

Discover Sailing Dinghy Courses

Dinghies are small sailing boats and a great way to get into sailing. Sailing a dinghy can be fun and exhilarating and these course have been developed to provide a safe introduction to dinghy sailing.

The steps along the Discover Sailing Dinghy Pathway are;

Start Sailing 1
Start Sailing 2

Better Sailing 1
Better Sailing 2

Start Racing
Better Racing

Duration: These courses are run over 12 hours, either over a weekend or 3-6 sessions.

Cost: $240pp and $180/member for each course

February Start Sailing 1:

Starting Wednesday 22nd Feb – 6:15pm to 8:30pm – Register Here

February Start Sailing 2:

Starting Wednesday 22nd Feb – 6:15pm to 8:30pm – Register Here

Discover Sailing Experience
A Discover Sailing Experience is a great opportunity to find out just how fun, safe and affordable sailing is. We take bookings for experiences and can work with you to find a suitable time for your group! If your Experience is on a race day here at the club you are welcome to join our sailors in the Members Bar for social drink and meal.

These Experiences also work perfectly for a birthday party, family activity or team building exercise! Contact us at discoversailing@rbyc.org.au for more information and to book your Discover Sailing Experience!

Dinghy Experience

This experience includes 3 hours of sailing spent with Yachting Australia Qualified Dinghy Instructors sailing Pacer Dinghies.  Booking can be made for from 4 – 12 people.
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $80pp and $50/member

Keelboat Experience

This experience includes 4 hours of sailing spent with Yachting Australia Qualified Keelboat Instructors on RBYC’s Elliott 5.9’s. Bookings can be made in groups of 3 or 4.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $90pp and $50/member

Discover Sailing Keelboat Courses

Start Crewing Course

Introduction to the basics of sailing on a small boat. Over 3 x 4 hour sessions you will have instruction from Yachting Australia Qualified Keelboat Instructors learning basic boat handling, safety and sailing theory. Private courses can be run for groups of 3 or 4.

Pre- Requisites: Water confidence
Duration: 12 hours
Cost: $240pp and $180/member

Start Helming Course

Improving your sailing skills by building on your practical and theory knowledge. Over 3 x 4 hour sessions you will have instruction from Yachting Australia Qualified Keelboat Instructors learning intermediate boat handling, safety and sailing theory. Private courses can be run for groups of 3 or 4.
Pre- Requisites: Sailing experience crewing or have previously completed the Start Crewing course.
Duration: 12 hours
Cost: $240pp and $180/member

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